Good re­ply to chem­i­cal at­tack

The Courier-Mail - - LETTERS -

I WISH to de­fend the US, Bri­tish and French mis­sile at­tacks on chem­i­cal weapon sites in Syria ( C-M, Apr 18).

Like many, I op­posed the in­va­sion of Iraq and the weapon in­spec­tors’ fail­ure to un­cover any weapons of mass destruc­tion.

But that is not the case with Syria. There have al­ready been a number of doc­u­mented cases by in­de­pen­dent aid work­ers on the ground in Syria of chem­i­cal weapon at­tacks on cit­i­zens.

I’m glad the three Western na­tions have fi­nally acted, be­cause do­ing noth­ing and watch­ing in­no­cent civil­ians be­ing killed in­dis­crim­i­nately is not an op­tion.

But the Syr­ian Govern­ment and its Rus­sia backer con­tinue to deny that chem­i­cal weapons have been used.

They also con­tinue to bar en­try to in­spec­tors from the Or­gan­i­sa­tion for the Pro­hi­bi­tion of Chem­i­cal Weapons into Douma, where the chem­i­cal at­tack took place. Peter Pak, Rochedale South

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