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President George W. Bush sent the U.S into Iraq because he thought Iraq created and possessed weapons of mass destruction. Four thousand eight hundred and two U.S soldiers lost their lives. They lost their lives for no reason. Iraq having weapons of mass destruction turned out to be false. In 2003 the U.S military decided to attack Saddam Husse... ... middle of paper ... .../www.wthr.com/Global/story.asp?S=11487219 “Gulf War Syndrome and Military Vaccines: Adverse Reactions.
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On this date there was a suspected chemical rocket that went off in this northern city. The Syrian government and the fighting rebels were blaming each other for this incident. There were a total of 25 personnel that was killed and a dozen others wounded. According to Oliver Homes’ article in 2013 he stated “the pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the conflict, said 16 soldiers were among the dead.” (Homes, Oliver, 2013). This would mark the first time that a chemical weapon was used in this conflict.
This attack was just hours after a car bomb was detonated near an Iraqi police station, killing eight and wounding forty (Bonner, Fisher). These attacks on U.S. troops are believed to be organized by groups of Hussein loyalists (Schmitt). Who are trying to send a message that Iraq will never be a peaceful nation as long as the U.S. is in control. These attackers also are aiming attacks at members of their own country. On August 29th a terrorist car bomb was parked next to the Imam Ali mosque, when it detonated it claimed the life of 95 Iraqis and wounded 140.
With this, the fire was fed. Continuing with the crimes against humanity, there is record that chemical gas was used upon citizens in Syria (Reuters.) The people of Syria are fed up and want to bring down this horrible regime. Not only are there crimes against humanity, but there seems to be no end in sight. Realism and liberalism are the best approaches to use when examining Syria.
While the SOHR (Syrian Observatory for Human Rights) estimates that there’s 206,065 casualties overall. One incident that made the Syrian civil a hotbed debate over immediate military action was a tragic chemical attack on Ghouta, Syria. The chemical attack took place on 21 Au... ... middle of paper ... ...ams, Simon. ""Beyond Chemical Weapons: What Next in Syria's Sectarian Civil War?"" Huffington post (2013): 1-3.