Monday, September 16, 2013

The Syrian Crisis as an Opening to Global Disarmament | Philosophers stone

The Syrian Crisis as an Opening to Global Disarmament | Philosophers stone:
If little Syria is going to be made to hand over its government’s chemical weapons, why should not the aroused superpower of global public opinion demand the same of USA, Israel, Russia, France, UK, China, etc.?

As polities that have made ample use of chemical weapons, including Agent Orange, white phosphorous and depleted uranium, the US and Israeli governments are in especially duplicitous positions in making demands that the Assad regime rise to standards that the world’s most militarized polities do not themselves meet...