There is a great noise right now about that chemical attack in Syria, which prompt me to post this debate I had with some people: Why the ban on chemical weapons? I'll immediately situate myself: I think that any attacks on civilians are wrong, and that any attack on the military are, in fact, permitted, since war are in fact regimes fighting other regimes - not populations fighting other populations. I don't see the virtue of a bombing by "conventional" bombs when compared to a chemical one, in either case. In fact, the chemical ones may be a lot less harmful: it's easier to protect from a chem attack than a conventional one. The more I think about it, the more I believe chems are banned is because the major ammo sellers don't build them. Tell me what you think.