Breathtaking U.S. Hypocrisy on Chemical Weapons

The U.S. has Repeatedly Violated the “Red Line” on Chemical Weapons

The U.S. encouraged Saddam Hussein’s use of chemical weapons against Iran … which was the largest use of chemical weapons in history.  While the number of people killed in the August 21st chemical weapons attack has been estimated at between 350 and 1,429, 20,000 Iranians and 5,000 Kurds were killed by Saddam’s chemical weapons attacks with full U.S. support and backing.

The U.S. sprayed nearly 20,000,000 gallons of material containing chemical herbicides and defoliants mixed with jet fuel in Vietnam, eastern Laos and parts of Cambodia. Vietnam estimates 400,000 people were killed or maimed, and 500,000 children born with birth defects as a result of its use.   The Red Cross of Vietnam estimates that up to 1 million people are disabled or have health problems due to Agent Orange.

The United States has used chemical weapons in the last 10 years.

The U.S. agreed pursuant to the international Chemical Weapons Convention to destroy its chemical weapons stockpiles by April 2007.  It received several extensions. The final extension expired in April 2012.  The U.S. failed to comply with the deadline.  (Syria was never a signatory to the treaty.)

Given the above, does the U.S. have the moral or legal standing to accuse Syria of violating a “red line” on chemical weapons?

Notes: U.S. military action in Libya and Syria have also caused chemical weapons to fall into the hands of Al Qaeda … and Al Qaeda has in fact used those weapons.

Britain has also used chemical weapons within the past 10 years, and has been caught allowing its companies to sell nerve gas chemical weapons to Syria for years.

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9 Responses to Breathtaking U.S. Hypocrisy on Chemical Weapons

  1. steven andresen says:

    Hello,

    Has anyone in the press challenged Obama or anyone in his administration about this fact about U.S. use of chemical weapons?

    When he tells us that he has a red line about chemical weapons use, does he go on to allow that the world should do as he says, not as he does.

  2. gozounlimited says:

    What about the chemical weapons used on Americans by their own government?

    HAARP Pooned Humanity – We Are Being Exterminated ….. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bl6froZhog

  3. FredJ11 says:

    Don’t forget WACO where Clinton used CS gas to murder the Branch Davidians

  4. Dear Editor,

    Congressman John Boehner’s famous, self admitted payoff by the tobacco industry to his fellow congressmen just prior to a vote on tobacco issues, is a testimony to how low Boehner can sink. If the chain-smoking Boehner
    doesn’t care about fellow Americans dying from smoke induced lung cancer and heart disease why would you believe him on the virtues of risking WW III by attacking Syria without provocation. It is amazing how Associated Press is more concerned about questionable claims of Assad gassing his own people than when Clinton gassed and incinerate 76 adults and children in Waco , Texas. The act was so brutal that it prompted Gulf War Special Forces Vet., Timothy McVeigh to kill 168 innocent people in the Oklahoma City bombing. But then again Obama has killed at least 2400 innocent men, woman and children with drones to take out 60-70 bad guys! Syria is one of 7 countries on a US regime change list from prior to the 9/11/2001 attack on the US by the Taliban and al-Qaeda. The indignant Mr. Boehner, John McCain, Obama and the Major Media have yet to explain why we are funding al-Qaeda and prefer having savage Islamic extremist barbarians, that slaughter Christians and Jews, replace Assad’s government! Going to war to salvage Obama’s worldwide image of incompetency is not worth risking WW III!
    His legacy is not our problem. Blowing borrowed money to attack Syria will only exacerbate the economic disasters of our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan !

  5. lynn says:

    The U.S. ally, Israel, has also used chemical weapons against the Palestinians.

  6. Mitchell Bupp says:

    Don’t forget the use of Sarin by the US in Laos during the Vietnam war. This was discovered and reported on in the late 90’s

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