As Syria burns, the UN Security Council collapses into farce

07/04/2017 (Arab News – KSA  by Baria Alamuddin*): Around 100 Syrians were gassed last week when President Bashar Assad’s genocidal regime showered chemical weapons on citizens, including children. How will the international community respond? We have not forgotten the 2013 chemical attacks in Ghouta, when around 1,000 people were killed while then-US President Barack Obama humiliatingly admitted that America’s red lines would not be enforced. The repeated use of these weapons proves that efforts to destroy Assad’s chemical arsenal have achieved nothing. Power comes with obligation. Negligent officials in civilized nations who fail to protect their citizens should be held accountable. Who will hold UN Security Council members to account for negligence for failing to prevent massacres of hundreds of thousands of Syrians? Britain and France shrug and say it is all too difficult. Russia is a party to the killing, and shamelessly tells blatant lies to protect its bloodthirsty allies. China hides behind Russia. Security Council sessions are an embarrassing farce played out before the world…

*Baria Alamuddin is an award-winning journalist and broadcaster in the Middle East and the UK.




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