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A gentler answer to depravity

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The most effective way to protect the civilian population of Syria from the depravity of both sides in its civil war would be to air-drop adequate quantities of gas masks and atropine to them. This would render Bashar Assad’s chemical weapons ineffective without forcing us to take sides or causing injury to anyone.

Joseph Weinstein

Somerville

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