Weapons of Preference, Canberra Times, 25 April, 2018

Weapons of preference

Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop recently stated that “the use of chemical weapons by anyone, anywhere, under any circumstances is illegal and utterly reprehensible”. True, and therefore alleged use demands investigation by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to establish the facts and hold any perpetrators accountable, rather than military action that could well destroy any evidence (as well as more lives). However, she has also specifically and consistently refused to state that nuclear weapons must never be used again under any circumstances. It seems that the most anti-human devices ever created are the minister’s preferred weapons of mass destruction.

Dr Sue Wareham, Medical Association for Prevention of War, Cook