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.

Indeed.

In the House of Commons, British Prime Minister Theresa May was equally condemnatory, adding the alleged...

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