Tuesday, September 3, 2013

"The moral grandstanding about the use of CWs is cynical"

"...In reality, the kind of weapons used in the Syrian civil war has never been a decisive issue at all. If the staggering figure of 100,000 deaths since the conflict began is not morally compelling enough, then why should another 1,400 dead make a difference, just because they were gassed instead of shot, stabbed, tortured, blown up, hanged, or otherwise massacred? Nobody has offered a convincing explanation as to why chemical weapons cause a less dignified death than a mortar grenade. The moral grandstanding about their use is cynical. ..."

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