May and Trump oblivious to their nations’ poisonous pasts

May and Trump oblivious to their nations’ poisonous pasts

Both Britain and the US have a long history of using chemical weapons, with disastrous effects on combatants and populations

Readers with a strong sense of history will have watched the developing row about the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria with not a little irony. It led to a joint US, British and French revenge missile attack on Syria to express, according to President Trump, the international community’s horror at the use of such weapons.

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