The world has looked on in horror as graphic images emerged showing the aftermath of a dawn poison gas attack in the suburbs of Damascus that wiped out 1,300 people as they lay sleeping in their beds.
Syrian activists accuse President Bashar al-Assad’s forces of launching the nerve gas attack in what would be by far the worst reported use of poison gas in the two-year-old civil war.
Activists said rockets with chemical agents hit the Damascus suburbs of Ain Tarma, Zamalka and Jobar before dawn.
While these pictures of dead children
are graphic, disturbing and undoubtedly the worst so far to have emerged
from the conflict, MailOnline has made the decision to publish them in
order to raise awareness of the plight of innocent people in a war that shows no sign of ending.
I’ll want a lot more confirmation on this before I buy the whole thing. Let’s say, though, that the reports are accurate.
It’s still no reason for us to enter into the fray. We didnf’t do anything when Iran was clearing Saddamite mine fields with little kids, or when Saddam was gassing thousands of villagers. We shouldn’t do anything in this case, either.
Because whatever we do, we’ll screw it up. We no longer have a Ruling Class capable of making serious choices when it comes to international affairs – and unless and until we do, it’s best that we stay out of things like this entirely.