I’m not, by the way, using this argument as a pretext to get more involved in the Syrian conflict. It’s simply to argue that while I understand the abhorrence of using WMDs, the moral outrage we’re hearing over the atrocities in Syria strikes me as somewhat affected. Why now? The humanitarian slaughter was gruesome long before chemical weapons were used, and chemical weapons are no more a gruesome way to die than the other barbarous actions sanctioned by Assad. And if another 100,000 Syrians perished at the hands of the Assad regime, but without the use of chemical weapons, one suspects that not much would be said and the moral outrage meter would, for the most part, hardly register.
- Clérigo sirio publica fatwa considerando legítima la violación de toda mujer no suní (sanacritica.wordpress.com).
- ¿Debe España intervenir en Siria? Aplicando la doctrina Weinberger (diegosanchezdelacruz.wordpress.com)
- La UE ante la crisis de los refugiados sirios: ¿más vale tarde que nunca? (internationalroom.wordpress.com).