JP Graham, Blog Post 1

Lessons from Iraq, Libya loom large as diplomats ponder Syrian weapon probe

September 14th, 2013

The headline for this article is a video of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov coming to an agreement for a framework to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons. The article goes on to talk about Gaddafi and his connection with Syrian chemical weapons. He claimed that Syria did not have chemical weapons of mass destruction, but once he was killed investigators soon found a large ration of weapons hidden in the middle of Syria. The UN assembled two inspection regimes to uncover any hidden chemical weapons in the middle east, which may be the next step for the world with this conflict.

So far from what we have learned through history, Middle Eastern countries (Iraq, Libya) who have the possibility of having chemical weapons and said that they don’t, actually have them hidden in their country somewhere. Simply asking a country whether they have chemical weapons or not is not factually sufficient enough to accept. We must crack down on the topic and handle it like the severe problem that it is. No country should accept chemical weapons as a possibility, because of how inhumane it is. Syria should be severly punished, and no country should be there to back them up. The need to suffer the consequences.


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