I seem to be missing something?
It seems that Assad – allegedly – gassing 70 ‘women and children’ civilians in Idlib is a war crime and a crime against humanity. Trump-etting on about the ‘beautiful babies’ murdered by the wicked Assad – allegedly – requires an ‘appropriate and measured response’ from the USA by chucking 59 cruise missiles at an empty air base from which the ‘alleged’ chemical strike was ‘allegedly’ launched.
However, it does seem to be OK for the USAF to blow the living shit out of three times that number in Mosul using their nice eco-friendly non chemical bombs. The number of beautifully babies pulled out of the rubble there seems to be perfectly acceptable because we blew them up instead of gassing them.
So – Trump good, Assad bad. America good, Assad bad.
I condemn the USA for sticking it’s nose into Syria. Equally I condemn Russia for doing the same thing. It would be best for all if both countries pulled out and let the Syrians get on with their internal conflict without external interference. It is, after all, their affair and none of our business.
But no. Now America is banging on about regime change – because that worked so well in Iraq and Afghanistan didn’t it?
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…
72 years ago today, brave men lost their lives landing on the Normandy beaches because of tyranny in Europe and a belief that this country would be better off free and democratic rather than under the heel of the Nazis. They died so that we could enjoy the freedoms that we have today.
In the 21st century, those freedoms are again at threat from an unelected and anti-democratic elitist clique who believe that the people should be controlled, told what to do and should have no voice in choosing or removing their leaders.
Boris Johnson was right when he said that the unification of the Europe by the EU was the same end that was envisaged by Napoleon and Hitler. Napoleon met his Waterloo. Hitler met his end hiding in a bunker in Berlin. They used guns and bombs to dominate us. The EU is using economic warfare, but the end game is the same – a Europe controlled and dominated by an unelected and unaccountable dictatorship.
On the 23rd June, you have the opportunity to change that. You have opportunity to ensure that the freedoms these men died for 72 years ago are not thrown away at the stroke of a pen.
Don’t waste your chance. You may never get another.
Good to see Islamic State keeping 2,000 year old traditions alive, isn’t it?
Now I do not consider myself anything special when it comes to the brain box department. I’m just an ordinary bloke. However, even I can see that the so called Syrian ‘peace deal’ is never going to happen so why the fuck can’t a bunch of world leaders – who are all supposed to be so much brighter than me – see the same thing?
Firstly, what exactly is point of having talks about a peace solution for Syrian without the Syrians being present? Isn’t that a bit like the UN passing resolutions that nobody takes any notice of?
Secondly, the Russians are going to keep on bombing and Islamic State are going to keep on fighting. The idea that IS is excluded from the deal and that we can keep fighting them without fighting the rest is laughable. The battle lines really are so clearly defined. Not…
And I love the wording. We’re not having a ‘cease fire’ we’re having a ‘cessation of hostilities’. Frankly we’re not having either are we?
But it has been agreed that the cessation will take place in one week’s time – after discussion with the parties involved. So basically, neither side has agreed to any of this nonsense and frankly they’re not going to are they?
Now as I said, I’m just any ordinary bloke – but even I can see that John Kerry is some sort of delusional idiot talking out of his backside. Here’s what he had to say :
“First, we have agreed to accelerate and expand the delivery of humanitarian aid beginning immediately. Second, we have agreed to implement a nationwide cessation of hostilities to begin in a target of one week’s time. That’s ambitious, but everybody is determined to move as rapidly as possible to try to achieve this.
The real test of talks will be whether all the parties involved honour their commitments and implement them in reality. Ending the five-year civil war will require a plan for a political transition.”
Well, the parties involved doesn’t seem to include the actual combatants and anyone who thinks that Assad is going to agree to step aside belongs inside a lunatic asylum as they are clearly certifiable.
Any fool can see that it’s a non starter.