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Should The United States Use Chemical Weapons In Syria

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During the civil war that broke out in Syria between the Syrian Government under the Assad Regime and the various rebel groups each backed by differing allies, fatalities have been common with firefights often erupting between the groups. However, the most terrifying weapon that has arisen from the fighting was the resurrection of the long prohibited use chemical weapons. In an article by Anthony Deutsch of Reuters it states “The findings provide the first official confirmation of use of sulfur mustard, commonly known as mustard gas, in Syria since it agreed to destroy its chemical weapons stockpile, which included sulfur mustard… Syria is supposed to have completely surrendered the toxic chemicals 18 months ago. Their use violates U.N. Security Council resolutions and the 1997 Chemical Weapons Convention.” Similarly, in an article comparing the use of chemical weapons to conventional…show more content…
In the Vietnam War the United States employed millions of gallons of Agent Orange, a substance containing the highly toxic dioxin, to defoliate the jungle of Vietnam, but the large amounts spread and used has caused dioxin to still be found to this day in the soil, rivers, and animals especially fish of South Vietnam, seriously affecting the ecosystem. Chemical weapons are comparable to that of an atomic bomb as a similar property shared with each other when they are used, an irreversible force takes over resulting in the mass destruction of their target. Therefore, just as there are strong protocols on nuclear weapons so should there be on chemical
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