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In the latest horrifying example of how Donald Trump has tanked America’s moral integrity, Trump has just been exposed as using CHEMICAL WEAPONS in the Middle East. Thus Trump is now resorting to the same level of unhinged barbarity that the world has condemned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad over.

Trump himself bombed Assad’s forces weeks ago after it was discovered Assad had bombed his own people with chemical weapons.

So Trump’s hypocrisy here is unfathomable, and accordingly he’s joined a lonely club, with him and Assad being the ONLY two leaders on the world stage who are willing to use nightmarish chemical weapons.

“The U.S.-led coalition in Iraq and Syria appears to have used white phosphorus-loaded munitions,” The Washington Post reports. “[These munitions were used] on at least two occasions in densely populated areas of Mosul and in the Islamic State’s de facto capital of Raqqa, according to videos posted online and human rights groups.”

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These phosphorus-based weapons are extremely inhumane, as even being nearby when they explode can be enough to melt your skin off the bone. There’s absolutely NO EXCUSE for using these barbarous munitions when there are hundreds of other kinds of conventional weapons that can be used.

Likewise, Trump’s use of white-phosphorous bombs is nothing short of a war crime, ESPECIALLY since he had them deployed in civilian-intensive areas. THIS is what reckless, evil leadership looks like.

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“While international humanitarian law stipulates that civilians must be protected from all military operations, it also says that countries must take even more care when using white phosphorus,” The Washington Post reports. “Additionally, because of the weapon’s ability to cause grievous and inhumane injuries, rights groups caution against using white phosphorus to kill enemy troops if other weapons are available.”

The sickest thing about this whole story is that Trump attacked Assad’s army for doing EXACTLY what Trump just did himself. No one respects a hypocrite on the world stage, and you can bet that our European allies are horrified about his development.

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It’s taken Trump less than 150 days in office to commit his first war crime. That’s a shocking pace that the world literally can’t afford to endure.

America needs to be standing firm against the use of chemical weapons, NOT using them ourselves. Don’t be surprised when rogue states around the world say, “Well, America does it, we can too.”

Trump is a monster of a man who has no place in the White House. The world is not safe so long as he continues to hold power.
Source: learnprogress.org

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