Syria bombing

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March 18, 2018
Northern Ireland

Why are the alleged deaths of Syrians at the hands of the Assad regime more worthy than Palestinian deaths or Syrian deaths at the hands of Western-backed Jihadist terrorists in Syria? Has it got something to do with Western foreign policy objectives? Why is death by gas more abhorrent, and to legitimise a mass bombing campaign, than death by mass bombing? Is it because bombing is the first weapon of choice by the West? Why isn’t there a red line for US drone strikes against civilians? Why wasn’t the 2008 US airstrike against a wedding party in Afghanistan which killed 47 Afghan civilians (39 women and children) not considered a crossing of a red line? Why when over 2,000 Palestinians were killed during Israel’s 2004 incursion into Gaza was this not considered a crossing of a red line? Has it got something to do with the West’s geo-political priorities? Has it got something to do with the West’s boundless hypocrisy and the West’s total disregard for human rights unless the promotion of some human right abuse can further western interests in some way?

Louis Shawcross

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