What mass destruction has gone here? by that definition rocks should be banned too, it's not like they blanketed Britain in VX.
You really don't see the danger of using a particularly toxic nerve weapon in public spaces? Several public areas are still off limits due to contamination and a couple of dozen people were treated with the police officer still in critical condition. It's bad enough when a state actor decides your cities and towns are open season for assassinations but to do so with radiological and now chemical weapons is completely unacceptable.This is not some James Bond movie. This should not be a difficult moral dilemma.
The only moral dilemma (which isn't a dilemma at all) is the murder of a whistleblower/traitor. Unacceptable for one side, totally justified for the other.
Yes, I would hope that there would be outrage should Russia start blowing up car bombs or plinking double agents with drones in downtown English cities and towns. Having said that, I would hope civilized nations would find CBRN weapon use in populated areas to be particularly heinous.
Are there corresponding examples of western nations assassinating our double agents in Russian cities? Seems to be quite a body count building up for the Russians lately and that doesn't even include all of the murders that have taken place in Russia.
So we move the goalpost to suit the morality of the moment. Killing Iranian scientist through car bombs is peachy, civilians killed in drone strikes are collateral damage, too bad for them, 80 killed in Lebanon? no problem, but if the Russians try to kill one spy and apply to us the same standards we apply to them, it's time to bring out the outrage.
Unfortunately, the Western bodycount is just as large, but since it was done by Team America, it's fine.
Your moral equivalence is absurd...and appalling.