There’s not been a lot else on the news this week apart from the situation in Aleppo. Frankly, I’m getting a bit sick of hearing about it. Sure, what we’re hearing is very sad but do we really have to have saturation news coverage?
There’s been a lot of talk about war crimes, human rights, humanitarian aid and moral responsibility. Nice words, but what use are they really? I feel sorry for the civilians in Aleppo caught up in the middle of a bloody siege in the midst of civil war, watching their friends and relatives die and their home raised to the ground. But war crimes?
At the end of the day, all war is a crime. Human rights? Well, when one side deliberately melds into the civilian population in the hope that a human shield will give them cover from their enemies, it’s a bit rich to start bleating about human rights, isn’t it?
There’s a lot been said about the wicked Assad regime – notice the BBC no longer uses the phrase ‘Syrian Government’ but ‘Assad Regime’. Little is said in the outright media bias about the other side. And how much of what we see in the media can we really trust? Isn’t it amazing that in a city where the communications infrastructure is literally shot to shit, they still manage to get pictures and reports out so easily and quickly? Propaganda? Shurely not!
Much has also been made about the cease fire. That’s the cease fire that been put into place by the wicked ‘Assad regime’ and it’s wicked Russian allies. Much has also been made of the slowdown in evacuating civilians and fighters from the city, but hang on a minute! If you were the government side, wouldn’t you want to make sure that the people you were evacuating were genuine and not rebels sneaking out to re-arm and attack you again? I know I would…
And what of tis country having a ‘moral responsibility’ to help? Well, no we don’t actually. It’s a civil war in a foreign country and, frankly, it’s none of our business.
I hope that the siege of Aleppo ends soon and that the Syrian civil war ends soon so innocent people caught in the middle stop being killed and can get on with rebuilding their country and their lives.
But it’s still bugger all to do with us…