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Monday, September 9, 2013

Selective ‘obscenity’: US checkered record on chemical weapons

Approximate area and major clashes in which DU...
Approximate area and major clashes in which DU bullets and rounds were used in the Gulf War (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The US charge against Syria is being driven by Damascus' alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians. While Washington is quick to intervene on moral grounds, its own checkered past regarding WMDs may put the world's policeman under the spotlight.

"Nobody disputes -- or hardly anybody disputes -- that chemical weapons were used on a large scale in Syria against civilian populations," US President Barack Obama told a briefing Wednesday. "We have looked at all the evidence, and we do not believe the opposition possessed ... chemical weapons of that sort."

It is this charge, so far unsubstantiated by UN inspectors, that underpins Western attempts to intervene militarily in Syria.

"If we are saying in a clear and decisive but very limited way, we send a shot across the bow saying, 'Stop doing this,' this can have a positive impact on our national security over the long term," Obama said.

On Monday, US Secretary of State John Kerry was more emphatic in stressing the ethical basis for intervention.

"Let me be clear: The indiscriminate slaughter of civilians, the killing of women and children and innocent bystanders, by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity."  Read more...



Also watch:

▶ Children Horribly Deformed by US Chemical Weapons in Iraq (NSFW) - YouTube

Read more from Truth-Out:
http://truth-out.org/news/item/15168-...


US, the Biggest User of Chemical Weapons in History Asserts "Right To Protect" Syria | Black Agenda Report
How can the US proclamation that it intends to intervene militarily in Syria to protect civilians from chemical warfare be taken seriously, when the US has slaughtered and poisoned hundreds of thousands with chemical weapons itself, in Vietnam, Iraq and elsewhere?



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