What is going on in Syria is a sickening and shameful indictment of the free world, and the British Labour Party’s glee at thwarting the destruction of some of Assad’s air forces and thus almost certainly forcing him to negotiate was disgusting.
The proceedings in Montreux are a total farce. Assad will never go until forced to and he will never be forced to by fatuous yapping at the UN. How can you negotiate with mass-murderers? When Hess came to “negotiate”, we locked him up for ever and continued to try to kill Hitler – at enormous human cost.
It would have taken courage to give the go-ahead for a US airstrike, but of course the gutless Labour party has no idea what courage is. Not a single one even had the guts to stand up to the surreally-useless Brown in an election contest in this so-called democracy. David Milliband deserves his political oblivion for his lack of courage, which of course gave us his creepy brother, someone who has never done a real day’s work in his life, or created one pfennig of wealth for the country.
Yes, intervention would be complex and dangerous – and this is part of the lunatic Shia-Sunni war, but non-intervention has resulted in Assad having a free hand to commit mass-murder and serial crimes against humanity, aided and abetted by Russia, with its corrupt and mafiosi-type state apparatus.
In any case, humans are usually involved in decisions about lesser evils: in WWII we were even allies of the USSR, whose murder of TENS OF MILLIONS of people before the war was well documented – though this did not prevent Milliband Senior from being a fervent fan of Stalin.
“Intervention is bad”? Tell that to the Iranians, who have thousands of men fighting the rebels. Now we have Obama making love with Iran at the same time as Iran fundamentalist troops are helping Assad to torture, starve, bomb, gas and exterminate ordinary Syrians. The moral gutlessness of the free world is sickening.
“Rebels”? The original rebels were ordinary Syrians. As nobody helped them in any significant way, AQ got in on the act. And Assad is apparently in league with AQ, bombing the “rebels” but not AQ, who are in the meantime training suicide bombers to blow up London.
Historians will look back at all this in disbelief.