Upon The Suggestion That The Syrian Government Is Preparing To Use Chemical Weapons
While they might be bad bastards, Assad and his guys are not mad ones, not by any manner of means. They will not use chemical weapons for the same reason that the Iranians have never launched an attack on the Israelis; they know that if they were ever to do so they would immediately lose all residual international support, self-starting the countdown to their own demise.
It was regrettable to see this nonsense being retailed by William Hague, the same very same William Hague who not so long ago predicted that Colonel Gaddafi was on his way to Venezuela. The presence of the Gaddafi gaffe on his record should make the reasonable reader suspicious of every such comment that Hague utters, and the particular gravity of the allegations that he has made about the Syrians means that they should be taken with especially great care.
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