There was another chemical weapons attack in Syria this past week once again targeting an innocent civilian population caught in the crossfire of a never-ending civil war. While the United States claims to have hard evidence that Bashar Al-Assad's Syrian regime was behind the attack, Russia issued a forceful warning to the US to take care how it reacts.

President Donald Trump was already having an anger filled morning as he reacted to the continuing FBI probe that led to the raiding of his personal lawyer's offices. The President has now canceled a planned trip to meet with leaders in Latin America as he weighs his options on Syria.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov spoke with reporters and expressed his frustration over the United States' inability to face reality. Peskov calls for an independent investigation into the attack and claims that the United States was ready to blame the Syrian government without any proof.

'Grave consequences'

Peskov warned the United States of "grave consequences" should they strike Syrian unilaterally again. The United States attacked a mostly vacant Syrian air force base with Tomahawk missiles after the last chemical weapons attack on civilians.

There has been speculation, to this day, about whether the Syrian regime was actually behind the attack, or if rebels and terrorists fighting against Assad attacked their own people in an attempt to drag the United States deeper into the conflict.

While not unheard of in history, such a move is most commonly known as a "false flag operation."

Peskov made the comments after hearing President Trump's assurance that the attack would be "met forcefully." While he did attack the Syrian military before on these grounds, it was mainly thought to be one of an attack and a warning - to not use the chemical weapons again.

Risky future ahead

Former President Barack Obama bluntly declared that the use of chemical weapons was a "red line" that Syria could not cross. The thought was that doing so was inviting a full military invasion from the United States.

However, when the time came, and Obama opted not to strike, Assad was left with a feeling of impunity as he waged war on his own people.

If the United States wasn't going to hold him accountable, he need not worry.

President Trump tried to toe the line between going all in and letting the murderous Assad regime continue with their madness. The limited strike appeared to have worked out as it didn't lead to a broadening conflict.

Now that Syria has again crossed that red line, allegedly, it will be interesting to see how the president responds. The threat from Russia is a new angle as a limited strike may not be acceptable any longer.

Whatever the president does decide to do, it could have major impacts on the Middle East as a whole and the fate of those still trapped in the Syrian civil war.