I have two more comments to make with regard to this and the recent Fallujah postings. Firstly this is not an anti-American crusade. I admit, I raise the stakes for a possible onus probandi that the American Government is a group of God-fearing, human right loving bunch of individuals. But I do not continue these observations solely out of some dislike for America. I sincerely believe that we cannot stand by and watch.
Secondly Sharon posted about the Rai documentary and general Fallujah information. She seems to share the Jacobin's scepticism about the veracity of the use of the weapons even though she has also seen the admission in the Commons of the use of MK77. What I find worrying is that we are reduced to Faustian (as in Majjistral not Goethe) questions such as how chemical is chemical? or How harsh is suffering? Personally I even find the definition prohibiting the use of certain weapons as being particularly weak.
Fausto's chemical concoctions are beyond belief. The "anything is chemical" line is absurd. If I took Fausto's minimising approach I would also reach the conclusion that spitting at an enemy involves the use of chemical weapons since saliva can be broken down into chemical components nay? Give me a break. White phosphorouse and excessive suffering should surely be placed in a different basket.
Otherwise we could all end up in the only basket that seems to fit humanity in these moments of madness.
What a basket case.
Blogs mentioned in this post:
Fausto's : Malta9Thermidor in particular comments to previous post on J'Accuse
Jacobin's : Le Pont Mirabeau in particular this long long post
Sharon's : Lost in Thought in particular this post
Blogs added to Blogroll:
Andre's: Confessions of an Atheist
Rafael's : Saved from the Skip
Check out the Spoof Blog' Version today: Haemhorroid'Sordid
REMINDER: J'Accuse is still being tinkered with and therefore not all services (such as trackback or permalink) might be fully functional (viz. sharon). The management is in no particular rush to declare a fully functioning blog open. Comments on the current state of affairs are welcome.