A crime that should end the war


aleppoIt is hard to make sense of the death of some 20-30 people and destruction of 20 odd lorries carrying vital supplies that should have been driven to men and women who have been suffering from a war that is at least 6 years old. In the context of the war itself, a few more lifeless bodies, a few more destroyed vehicles counts as a very small proportion of a huge number. The muted responses from the Americans who have recently, with British assistance killed the ‘wrong’ people and the Russians who have been killing innocent bystanders for several years is an indication that nothing will change as a result of this war crime. If the destruction of this Red Crescent Convoy would bring these two super powers and many other national actors to their senses, then we might argue that these men did not die in vain, hard to explain to their families as that statement would be. If as a result of their tragic and unnecessary deaths, vital supplies began to arrive in Aleppo, then again, their deaths might have served a purpose in saving the lives of many thousands of people. Unfortunately their deaths will count for nothing in a war that has shown all participants up as valuing their own pride, far more than the lives of a single casualty. The cost of the trucks and the food being carried in them will be written off as a tiny fraction of the financial cost of this appalling war. As an ordinary person writing a blog that I hope may get read by a few more people, what can we do? We can write or email our MP and tell her/him that we believe this should be an act of war that is flagged up to end the conflict, but what will they be able to do. I would like to see Theresa May and Boris Johnson locked in a room along with the other National leaders and not released for food, water or any comfort breaks until a resolution had been achieved and the lives of ordinary Syrians could be made better. However sadly such things won’t happen.

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About ianchisnall

I have a passion to see public policy made accessible everyone who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as in policies on health services and strategic planning.
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