What happened in Salisbury should be treated as a terrorist act.
Per news, the culprits used military grade nerve agents.
They not only caused serious harm to the direct victims, but also threatened lives of many others.
Whoever orchestrated the attack should face tough consequences for their actions.
The question is – do we know who is responsible?
Do we have foolproof evidence that can be used in a court – national or international – to prosecute the offenders?
Not so long ago, a PM took us to war against Iraq.
Later, we found that the reasoning given were untrue.
Expelling 23 diplomats is not more serious than going to war.
But do we have proof?
There are other important questions as well.
Why is it so easy for someone to bring in military grade chemical weapons to the streets of the UK?
What more can our intelligence services do, to prevent similar attacks in future?
Why is it difficult to confiscate the millions of foreign-mafia investments in the capital, if we have clear evidences?
As of now, these questions have no answers.
We need to gather evidences – solid evidences that clearly point to the culprits of this heinous act at Salisbury.
Once available, we have the power to take actions.
Appropriate, tough actions; much more than expelling diplomats.
Till then, we only have assumptions.
I sincerely hope our intelligence will bring in all required evidence to prosecute the criminals.
Let us wait for that to happen.