by Robin Edward Poulton, PhD – TRANSCEND Media Service

Let it be clear that I am not in favor of chemical weapons, and I am shocked by the death of 1000 people in a suburb of Damascus – whether the sarin gas was used by Assad’s troops or by Al-Qaeda, it is appalling. But I am even more appalled by the deaths of 100,000 Syrians during the civil war of the past two years. How can killing more Syrians using Cruise Missiles, possibly help the situation?

I do not believe that sending Cruise Missiles and “punishing Al-Assad” makes any sense at all. No Bombs! Let us step back a bit, and take a cold look at reality, before the heat of the emotion clouds our judgment and leads us to contribute additional violence.


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