Notice how the “war coalition” against Syria has been invoking “conscience”, which is nothing but a pretext to justify military action.
But let’s ask an innocent question: where has this “conscience” been as regards the 65-year old Palestinian tragedy?
Israel has persistently and systematically violated international law, including the UN Charter and the fourth Geneva Convention of 1949. Israel has used internationally banned weapons. It has breached almost every provision of International Humanitarian Law.
But Israel’s acts haven’t so far shocked the “world conscience”. And it continues to violate international law, with complete impunity.
Therefore, it’s a selective “conscience” - a “conscience” à la carte.