Who’s Got the Sarin in Syria and Why Are the West Convinced It Justifies Action?

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My dad is bigger than your dad – he could beat your dad up!

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These are just two of many cultural catch phrases that I could use to describe the current situation with the United States and the turmoil between Syria, North Korea, China and Russia.

With the Syrian regime allegedly using lethal cholinergic ‘Sarin’ against civilians, it seems like the justification for intervention is being spread with several for and against foreign intervention.

Now I am not disputing that the use of chemical nerve gas on innocent civilians is devastating however there is absolutely no way of proving that it is Assad’s side that used them.

The UN inspectors don’t have the obligation to determine which side used chemical weapons as they simply tested if chemical weapons were used where it was suspected.

Let’s not forget that the US administration has very little credibility with regards to intelligence claims of extreme weapons. With the constant nagging that North Korea was developing chemical or nuclear combat methods and the allegations of WMD’s that were never sourced in the Middle East; would it be wise to trust that the US knows the right thing to do?

This is a civil war. A civil war means that there are no ‘good’ sides. Both sides are armed and the only true innocent victims are the ones who are caught between.

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As founder and editor-in-chief, Cask J. Thomson has exhausted his life as a graphics designer, political activist, freedom of speech advocate, anti-censorship promoter and a published author of several computer science books and a graphic novel. As well as running the publishing company linked to WordMean, Cask has several aspirations as a musician, producer and journalist. Thomson was born in the United Kingdom and currently resides between Sydney, Australia and Alicante, Spain.

  • dongdongpaatchi

    WMD’s that never sourced in the Middle East; think you meant “surfaced”

    • http://www.wordswithmeaning.org/ WordMean Team Member

      The sentence was meant to read “were never sourced” but thanks for pointing out our shitty grammar :)