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Why chemical weapons are a ‘red line’ the world must enforce

Truman Project and Center for National Policy

Echoing President Barack Obama’s remarks of a year ago, US Secretary of State John Kerry has called the use of chemical weapons a “red line for the world”, asserting that evidence shows beyond a reasonable doubt the Assad regime used Sarin nerve gas against its own people. Failing to act now would push that red line back and send a message that the use of chemical weapons will be frowned upon, but that nothing will result other than stern international admonitions.

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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    However isn't there a better way to act? IE- can't we protect the Syrians without military? How do we make sure that our intervention won't harm the people?