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The red line of chemical weapons

After the United States, France and Britain intervened in Syria’s civil war this past weekend over Bashar al Assad’s use of chemical weapons on innocent civilians, the question which is repetitively raised is why draw the ‘red line’ over these weapons and not over civilians dying by other horrible means such as bombings, shootings or beheadings?  Aside from being against international law as agreed by Geneva Protocol (which Syria signed in 1968), what about the use of chemical weapons makes everyone erupt into loud, moral convulsions of horror?

It’s an understandable question and one worthy of some . . .

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