Syria Coverage: The Hypocrisy on Assad and Use of Chemical Weapons
This hypocrisy on Syria’s Bashir Al-Assad’s alleged use of chemical weapons on his own civilian population is really nothing new. While the media is fixated on Sean Spicer’s mindless comment about the holocaust, they – save for a few – suffice it to say, suffer from a massive case selective outrage.
This goes far beyond a so-called “news anchor’s” sheer glee at the sight of American Tomahawk missiles being launched on helpless civilians.
One could point to the forced starvation and chemical attacks by Saudi Arabia on innocents in Yemen, but for context, one need look no further than the assaults by militarized police on unarmed water protectors at Standing Rock, North Dakota.
SEVEN (7) other instances where the US government used chemical weapons on its OWN people can be found here, courtesy of The Guardian.
But when we do it, it’s okay, right? We’re the good guys. We have moral authority…God is on our side?
For a run-down of America’s use of chemical weapons use in foreign policy, click here.
For context, and in closing, see the photo on the left of real, live, chemical weapons use on American soil.
If the United States and its dubious allies want to continue to be the moral compass of the world and a “Christian nation,” they may want to reread the words of Jesus in Matthew 7:3:
“And why behold you the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but consider not the beam that is in your own eye?”