The use of chemical weapon-A A +A
By Ben Emata
From Across the Seas
Sunday, September 8, 2013
THERE is utter thrill and suspense to the plan of the United States of America and its allies to strike Syria to punish it for its use recently of chemical weapon, more specifically Sarin, which reportedly killed more than 1,400 people that included women and children.
The matter is shaking the world and for this, America, has sent to the area several aircraft carriers to engage in battle should things go wild. Russia, too, which is a close ally of the Syrian government, has also sent some warships to the area to help the beleaguered country.
We learned that the use of chemical weapons had been banned long time ago because this kind of weaponry is horrible. It can erase humanity in a short time. No country is supposed to use this in any kind of war but according to manifestations and evidence, Syria used this in its war against its own people, the rebels. As we knew, there has been turmoil in the country between rebels and the government. Rebellion has been taking place and it is ongoing these days.
Mixed reactions have cropped up around the world. Even the Pope has warned on the plan to strike Syria believing that the action will not solve the problem. The U.S.A., however, thinks that unless Syria is punished for its blunder, some countries might think it is normal to use such deadly weapon. The West want to show to the international community that such weapon is always illegal if used during battles. It kills so fast and millions of lives can be lost in a very short period.
The decision to strike Syria has been approved by some American legislators and although discussions on the issue are still going on, America is preparing to engage in a war with Syria. I can see that America needs to deter use of the horrible weapons by anyone in the near future. Certainly, I agree with the American plan because if left unpunished, Syria or any country for that matter might use it just easy because nobody is punished for doing so.
I can feel that more lives will be lost the moment America unleashes its missiles toward Syria. It will be bigger war, especially if the allies of Syria will join in the controversy and help the erring country. It is indeed very difficult to decide. I am agreeing to punish Syria while I also think of the lives that will be involved in doing so. I hope the power in heaven will intervene and end this conflict with peace and friendship thus avoiding the deadly consequence thereof.
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on September 09, 2013.