- Posted August 31, 2013 by
Muntinlupa City, Philippines
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Are chemical weapons a ‘red line’?
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I believe that the Assad Regime Crossed the Red Line
I believe that the Assad regime crossed the red line when it used chemical weapons against its own people. Such kind of an attack deserves a military response from the international community. It would be fatal for the international community to just stand by and watch Bashar al-Assad's regime kill Syrian civilians with chemical weapons. Yes, it is true that the U.N. right now is the most credible organization that can interpret the international law in global affairs. But the whole international community still has a responsibility to defend and secure the international law. The international community as a whole has to make sure that every country in this world of ours will respect the international law.
We must remember what happened during the 2nd World War. During that time there was no United Nations' Organization. There was a League of Nations but such association was not able to stop the then dictatorships belonging to the Axis Powers from doing aggressive actions and mass murders. But the nations belonging to the Free World acted correctly during the 2nd World War when they stood up in defending the whole of humanity from the cruelty, aggression and invasions of the then Axis Powers. If the Free World then didn't stand up valiantly against the Axis Powers during the 2nd World War, then the whole world right now will be ruled by 2 or 3 dictatorships and that all modern nations would be subjugated by tyrants.
Right now the hands of the UN Organization are tied up by the reality that that its Security Council is controlled by just a few nations, so it can't act decisively and speedily against the Assad regime's use of chemical weapons. We have to remember that terrorist groups like the Hezbollah are fighting side by side with the Assad regime. There's a great risk that the Assad regime will distribute chemical weapons to its terrorist allies if the international community would do nothing against its use of chemical weapons. I believe that if every member-state of the UN would be given the right to vote on the issue of the Assad regime's use of chemical weapons, then a clear majority of such UN member-states will vote in favor of a military strike against the Assad regime for using chemical weapons against the Syrian people. I believe that most members of the international community are in favor of punitive military strikes against the Assad regime for using chemical weapons.