The Grandstanding of Chemical Weaponry - letter to the editor?Submitted by The Pen on Thu, 09/05/2013 - 16:03
Title: The discussion Syria won’t spark
The U.S. administration has been grandstanding against the use of chemical weaponry against civilians as it should, however the prevention of such a violation and atrocity will not be stifled by appropriating debt in order to spank the hands of the aggressors. The potential for further civilian casualty is no less improbable by use of lethal weaponry. Destruction begets destruction. Sarin was banned from production and stockpiling in 1993 with the UN Chemical Weapons Convention, which certainly wasn’t a deterrent to its handling or use by the faction we’ve claimed liable for the attack.
Does Washington even have the moral authority to intervene in Syria?
The U.S. military was responsible for the death and injury of over a million Japanese civilians in Tokyo during WWII by the dissemination of Napalm. In 2003, the U.S. military had washed the Iraqi environment with thousands of tons of munitions, which were comprised of depleted uranium. In 1993, the FBI used tear gas on women and children of a small community of Seventh Day Adventists, known as the infamous Waco siege. Tear gas was also fired upon Occupy Protestors in Oakland, California in 2011. The U.S. military admitted to using White Phosphorus as an incendiary weapon against Iraqi insurgents in Fallujah, which was indiscriminate in its melting of women and children to death. The U.S. military sprayed close to 20 million gallons of chemicals, including Agent Orange on the forest and farms of Vietnam from 1962-1971, and we are the only regime to have ever used nuclear bombs on other human beings in the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.