Sunday, 29 November 2015

No To Syria Bombing

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SSOHR), U.S.-led Coalition airstrikes have killed 250 civilians while Russian-led airstrikes have 403 civilians including at least 18 people killed when a Russian jet mistakenly bombed a market today.
In the anti-war demo this weekend there was a great poster taken from the Vietnam protests in the US that said 'Bombing for peace is like screwing for virginity' but it seems that is exactly what our Government wants to do, drop bombs on high onto yet another Middle Eastern country in a forlorn hope it will bring peace.
Not enough that already the two most powerful militaries in the World, USA and Russia, are doing exactly that accompanied by ten other nations airforces with little effect.
I can't speak for everyone who is against sending in the British military once again but we all seem to agree that we have to do something about Islamic State, but sending down more bombs with a Union Flag stamped on them isn't it.
There are other non-military options we could be doing as fuelling the fire by killing civilians on foreign soil, and they are already being killed, will only encourage more people to join the fight against us and a repeat of the horrific scenes we saw in Paris in other cities.
It didn't work the other three times we tried it so why are we being told it is the way to fix things this time?
As one Syrian refugee explained: 'For us, it doesn’t matter which bombs are killing us, we are still dead'.

2 comments:

Keep Life Simple said...

What else can we do?

I favor getting out Middle East completely except for Israel

Falling on a bruise said...

http://bruisefalling.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/defeating-is-without-going-to-war.html

As for Israel it should be sanctioned and ostricised like South Africa.