Military response cannot be a token effort if we are to deter the use of chemical weapons


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The Henry Jackson Society has responded to the launching of military action against the Assad regime for its use of chemical weapons.

Dr Alan Mendoza, Executive Director of The Henry Jackson Society, said:

“It is absolutely right that the British Government has decided to join allies in taking resolute action in Syria.

“It would be grossly irresponsible of us to stand idly by and watch as the Syrian people are murdered in this fashion. To do so would normalise the use of chemical weapons, inviting Assad and other dictators to carry on deploying them with impunity.

“This cannot be a token effort to demonstrate our outrage. We need a serious and sustained response to deter further unacceptable and intolerable actions by a reckless regime.”


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