U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke about the situation in Syria Wednesday afternoon, strongly condemning what he said the US believes was a "large scale and indiscriminate" chemical attack.
Monday night on All In with Chris Hayes: the crisis in Syria continues as the U.S. moves closer to making a decision on carrying out a military response with its allies. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke about the situation Wednesday afternoon, strongly condemning what he said the US believes was a “large scale and indiscriminate” chemical attack carried out on Syrian civilians last week. Kerry revealed that the United States has additional information it will be releasing over the coming days that proves the Syrian regime did use chemical weapons. “All peoples in all nations who believe in the cause of our common humanity,” said Kerry, “must stand up to ensure there is accountability for the use of chemical weapons so it never happens again.” Meanwhile, a group of United Nations inspectors investigating the site of the chemical attack near Damascus were fired on by snipers Wednesday morning. Former Secretary of Defense William Cohen, Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut and Zainab Salbi, founder of Women for Women International, will join Chris Hayes to talk about the volatile situation.
Chris Hayes will also talk with Sharif Abdel Kouddous, correspondent for Democracy Now! and Fellow at The Nation Institute, about the anti-American sentiment sweeping through Egypt. A video clip of U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert criticizing the Obama administration’s financial ties to the Muslim Brotherhood has been circulating in the country and is being interpreted as typical of American opinion. U.S. aid is not sent to the civilian government, which was controlled by the Muslim brotherhood until this summer’s military coup, but rather to the military. Despite this, the video has had real consequences in how the United States is perceived in Egypt.
Plus: would you pay $546 for saltwater? Chris Hayes will delve into the exorbitant cost of healthcare, using the price of a bag of IV fluid as an example of the markups that make their way onto hospital patients’ bills.
Later, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will join the table to talk about the lawsuit he is bringing against Donald Trumps’s “Trump University.” Schneiderman says the “University” deceived customers, charging huge fees for useless seminars and empty promises of apprenticeships with Trump himself. These kinds of educational services often prey on lower-wage workers who are told they need to be educated to climb the professional ladder.