- Posted August 31, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Are chemical weapons a ‘red line’?
Deplorable Actions Against Humanity
Chemical warfare, while not totally without shedding blood depending on the chemicals used; is fought with one faction far enough away that they cannot be severely harmed, if at all; by what they do. That is an unfair advantage to begin with. More importantly though, is the fact that chemicals injure and kill civilians of all ages without discrimination. Chemicals used as a weapon is in fact a cowards weapon, designed to wipe out entire areas of all human life without regard to the innocent that is in the area. Only an insane person would even consider the use of such weapons.
Chemicals used as a weapon against any human should be brought before all governments and severely be punished before all nations as traitor of all humanity. It should not matter whether the chemicals were used on their own people in their own country or another country; the use of chemicals as a weapon is a crime against all humanity. This makes those that use chemicals as weapons a dangerous traitor against all nations.
Who is to say that those that would use chemical weapons against their own people today would not hesitate to use the chemical weapons against a neighbor tomorrow? How can any one of the neighbors in the Middle East rest knowing that their neighbor has so little regard for human life that they would use chemical weapons on people living in their own country? How can any one of the neighbors in the Middle East be assured that some chemical has not been places within their water systems against them; perhaps to sterilize their people so children cannot be conceived? You really don’t know what a neighbor like Assad can or has done.
Banning the use of chemical weapons was agreed upon many years ago through the nations within the United Nations and it is the responsibility of every nation within the United Nations to see to it that the use of chemical weapons is stopped; not just the responsibility of the United States. Now with that all having been said; it has always been upheld that the responsible party; those always held by others responsible; for anything that goes wrong within a country; is in fact the very person in charge of that country. In the case of Syria the reigning leader is Assad. I have even heard that Saudi Arabia might even be responsible for the chemical attacks and if that is true then it would be the person in charge there; in either case those responsible must be punished for the crimes against humanity.
Thousands dead and hundreds wounded; men women and children of all ages due to chemical warfare; a crime against humanity. President Obama is correct, the responsible party must pay. It is also true that this is the responsibility of the United Nations to act on this injustice and threat to all nations; not just the United States of America. This definitely includes Russia whom is a bordering neighbor to Syria as is many other nations in the U.N. This injustice is a grave concern to all nations. President Obama is doing the right thing; he spoke from his heart, out against this atrocity and is now going through proper channels; now let us see if the rest of the United Nations can do the same and uphold the International Laws of Humanity.