There should be no doubt that the situation in Syria is beyond dreadful. The country is torn apart by an escalating civil war in which chemical weapons have been used on an innocent populace. It has yet to be established which of the warring factions employed these weapons – it is presumed by many that it was government forces.
There is no doubt that they were used. So who sold them? Why are chemical weapons allowed to be manufactured and sold – especially to unstable countries? When you sell a cooker – you know its going to be used for cooking – when you sell a boat you know it is going to be used for sailing – when you sell a chemical weapon you now it is going to be used to attack, kill, maim and poison people.
It will not help those people who died in Syria last week – but I propose the United Nations grow a set of B*LLS and ban the manufacture and sale of Chemical weapons and their constituent parts.
The British people spoke loud and clear last week when the government motion to join with the USA in attacking Syria was defeated in the House of Commons.