"Back in Khan Sheikhoun, they've been burying the dead from last week's chemical weapon strike. To them, a peace process, a political solution, probably seems as far off in the future as Syria's past in the Roman Empire, when the Emperor Trajan held the fate of the country in his hands."
Yeah, right. In amongst all the stuff raining down on them. Analogies with the Emperor Trajan. In Khan Sheikhoun, that's exactly how they are thinking. Probably.