reply to post by beezzer
What else would you use chemical WMD's for? What application could chemical weapons be used for, other than killing people?
It's the poor man's Nuke, a horrible thing used to deter attack. If you're dealing with an uprising this is a horrible way to go about it. It's a
torturous, hideous way to die and there is no controlling who it effects if you use it in a populated area.
People die every day everywhere around the world.
Yet WE beat the war drums and cry foul when chemical weapons are used?
People die everyday, but they aren't essentially tortured to death. This isn't a bullet, it's a horrifying and excruciating way to die. This is the
kind of thing you don't wish on your worst enemy.
I think it's more about the intent. Bombs are sick, but the intent is more to kill. To me, biological weapons and chemical weapons are meant to
cause absolute fear. They are an example maker. I would rather die instantaneously than suffer excruciating pain knowing I was going to die, and
knowing that my loved ones were going through the same thing.
It's the intentional psychological horror and suffering that makes it different in my eyes. There are some things worse than the worst physical pain.
Now all that being said, I don't know what I think the right thing to do is in this situation. Bombing the country makes little sense to me.
Propping up a group that will most likely be even more disgusting when in power makes little sense to me. Doing nothing leaves me with some serious
moral qualms, but at this point I think it's the best thing to do.
There aren't going to be clear answers. I'm pretty young, but even I know just about everything is a shade of gray.
Pray on it. If you don't want to do that, give good thoughts, if you don't think that works, I don't know what to tell ya except write your
representatives, encourage people to vote differently etc. I would encourage a blend of all these things.
Check the General DIscussion soon, I just found a picture earlier today I hope you'll enjoy.
edit on 1-9-2013 by Domo1 because: (no reason given)