Chemical weapons expert Hamish De Bretton Gordon claims that those condemning the UK air strikes on Syria are ignoring the need to help those under threat of chemical attacks.
"I say to them if you had the moral luxury to hit back and send out platitudes from their comfortable homes in the UK, fine," he told Julia Hartley-Brewer.
"It rather reminds me of a song, I’d like to show them the streets of Douma, of Ghouta, of Aleppo. I'd like to show them the thousands of children that have died in such a miserable place, see children dying from the effects of chemical weapons, which I’ve seen. Then I’d hope they’d think again.
"This utopic world that some people live in, they think that by sitting back and shouting, the world will be a better place. Well sometimes you have to get up and do something. I abhor war, I’ve seen far too much of it. But sometimes for the good of other people, you just have to help them.
"We’ve done that now, we now need to focus on feeding them. We must prevent any further chemical weapon use. Sometimes I’m afraid, you have to fight."
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