In our “civilized” society, every nation arms itself for war. When war does occur, bombing of civilians, use of cluster bombs, flame throwers, drones, torturing prisoners and starving your enemy are all permitted. It appears that the use of chemicals is not. That’s why America considered punishing Syria militarily.
How ironic! America, which has bombed 27 countries since the end of the Second World War, has itself used chemical weapons in Vietnam, supported Iraq’s use of chemical weapons in the Iraq-Iran war of the 1980s, used white phosphorus in Fallujah, used 400 tonnes of depleted uranium in the weapons used in Iraq, and is the only nation in the world to drop atomic weapons thereby eliminating two cities in Japan, killing hundreds of thousands of civilians.
No nation has ever complained about that. They are too scared to take on the bully of the world.
Bob Abrahams, Nelson