Chemical weapons expert: 'I abhor war, but sometimes you have to fight'

Hamish De Bretton Gordon claims that those condemning the UK air strikes on Syria are ignoring those most in danger

Hamish De Bretton Gordon claims that those condemning the UK air strikes on Syria are ignoring those most in danger

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

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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<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">If you think the attack on Syria was wrong, listen to the powerful words of chemical weapons expert Hamish De Bretton Gordon ▼<a href="https://twitter.com/JuliaHB1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@JuliaHB1</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/HamishDBG?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@HamishDBG</a> | <a href="https://t.co/sv3MZUm41c">https://t.co/sv3MZUm41c</a> <a href="https://t.co/7Hs05YXp1E">pic.twitter.com/7Hs05YXp1E</a></p>&mdash; talkRADIO (@talkRADIO) <a href="https://twitter.com/talkRADIO/status/986135561923715072?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">17 April 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> 

 

 

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