Thursday, September 19, 2013

Reality versus Propapganda of Saran Gas Death Tolls in Syrian Civil War


Syrian Civil War Death Tolls

Conventional Weapons 100,000
Saran Gas 495


In plain English, less than one half of one percent of the death toll in the Syrian Civil War the result of the use of Saran Gas. Perhaps somebody can explain to me why getting killed by a cluster bomb is somehow better than getting killed by poison gas? Dead is dead. Additionally until the US owns up to what we did with Agent Orange in Vietnam, and with White Phosphorous and Depleted Uranium in Iraq I don't think we have any moral authority to tell any what kind of weapons they can use.

I am in no way condoning the use of nerve gas, just trying to inject some proportionality into the debate. Assad is not somebody worthy of praise, but the rebels don't seem to be much better. I don't see how injecting the US into the mix will do anything but increase the death toll. Hopefully a deal can be worked out where the chemical weapons can handed over for destruction, thus preventing any further US military involvement.

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