The EU, much to its credit, is determined to return a natural balance in nature in order to protect our fragile and usually perfect eco-system; by contrast, the deployment of bio-weapons would cause great suffering to the land and the life on the land – all of it – and could affect countries far beyond Syria itself. Syria is known to have the capacity, one of the few countries in the world to have continued to develop and stockpile the material for germ warfare.
Even the thought of a bio-weapon attack by Assad – which would be far worse than a chemical attack – should cause Obama and the American Congress to consider very carefully what they would be doing in punishing the Syrian regime; it is extraordinary that for days past and to come Western nations debate publicly if and how to attack Syria, giving Assad all the time he needs to re-position the likely targets and prepare his defence, and making any military action far more complex, on all sides.
Direct interference in the affairs of other countries rarely works, unless there is a real threat to national security, and even worthy international aid donations can cause dependency and imbalance, though wise counsel can achieve much. However painful it may be to watch the suffering of a country that is in civil war as it undergoes major change, often it is the kindest way.
Just as humans in many parts of Europe have allowed nature to get out of control through the careless importation of alien pests, plants and animals, so man has encouraged the destruction of our precious planetary resources, including human life, through attempting to dictate how the world and individual countries should be. The Planet can look after herself, and so can lands and nations and peoples, if we allow them the opportunity so to do. Life on Earth could be so much simpler, and easier, too.