Skip to comments.Expert warns of collateral damage to civilians, ecology
Posted on 08/30/2013 1:55:24 PM PDT by BenLurkin
... U.N. team would examine the damages to civilian targets, and determine the types of weapons used. For clues on the authorship of the attack, he said the key thing would be the position of the ammunitions, the devices used to distribute it, and their direction of travel.
For example, from how these munitions are positioned, an estimate may be given of the range and direction from which they travelled, he said. However, this sort of evidence is not incontrovertible and not beyond reasonable doubt, which means you cannot use it in a court of law. The ground situation in Syria made it difficult to attribute.
A second point of heated debate in the House of Commons was the governments assurance that intervention would take the form of a precision strike that is proportionate and limited. What does taking out a chemical weapons stockpile involve? What would be the collateral damage to civilians and the environment?
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He can back down -- and say he did it for Mother Earth.
“I lowered the sea levels so much I can’t get our ships close enough to Syria.” - Borock Insane 0bomba