Friday, 30 August 2013
Syria - I just don't understand the inaction
As a Star Trek geek I also hold to the Prime directive of non interference in another nations internal affairs.
When Human rights are being, shall we say flexed(?!) then there is space for diplomatic sanctions and pressure.
When they are ruptured then more serious moves need to be made.
Seeing the news feeds of rooms full of dead children, civilians laying on the floor as if sleeping, people gasping for breath in hospitals through damaged lungs - I cannot understand how we cannot act?
I don't want to talk about the politics of the matter really, nor do I want to speculate on why Ed Miliband did what he did - I will merely point you to Dan Hodge's blog in the Telegraph.