President Trump Apr 17, 2018 21:34:13 GMT
Post by rjdgull on Apr 17, 2018 21:34:13 GMT
How come then in the 1980s when Iraq used chemical weapons against Iran did the western powers do nothing? Simple, at the time Iraq and Saddam were regarded as allies of the west.
The humanitarian excuse is bullshit. There are humanitarian crisis going on all over the world all of the time, but we go don't running in at the drop of a hat to sort those out.
This was done solely by Trump to humiliate Russia and May joined in to try and provide some distraction from her failing leadership of the country.
Very cynical line to take and things are generally not that black and white. This has been an ongoing issue since 2013 between Assad and the West with very different leaders then and we are talking of at least 50 chemical attacks with more likely up to a couple of hundred and personally seeing the bodies of dead children killed in this way disgusts me!
Very different world back in the Iran \ Iraq war and thankfully large scale battlefield chemical use has not occurred since to the best of my knowledge. Of course, his (Saddam) chemical use, particularly against the Kurds came back to bite him in the butt for the second Gulf War which was a massive mistake by the West. The first Gulf war was an UN success and opened the way for further Western intervention with varying degrees of success, some of which had nothing to do with oil