Syrian boy, a future interview

This 2012 video from London, England says about itself:

ANDREW MURRAY, Rally Against Military Intervention in Iran and Syria, Stop The War Coalition.

This is a fictional interview. The scene is set in the future. The future of tomorrow; or maybe of the day after tomorrow. Or a still later future. I hope: a future which will never happen.

The “I” in the story meets a happy looking boy in Syria.

I ask: “Where is your father?”

“A government army bomb killed my father”.

“Where is your mother?”

“An anti-government al-Qaeda bomb killed my mother”.

“How terrible, my boy! … But … why are you smiling?”

“An hour ago, a NATO bomb killed my brother and my sister. That is supposed to make me happy. That bomb showed that the Western governments have realized that “doing nothing is not an option”. It showed that they had understood what Tony Blair, the Middle East peace envoy, has expressed so eloquently: “Stop hand-wringing and start action.” Never mind what action.”

From the Stop the War Coalition in Britain:

Emergency protest: No attack on Syria

Stop the War Coalition, 28 August 2013.

Syria protest

London: Downing Street, 5—7pm, Wednesday 28th August

Britain, France and the US are committing to another disastrous military intervention. Apart from the inevitable casualties, any attack on Syria can only inflame an already disastrous civil war and would risk pulling in regional powers further.

Most people in this country have learnt from the disasters of Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya. According to a Telegraph/YouGuv poll on Sunday only 9% of the British public would support troops being sent to Syria, and only 16% support sending more arms to the region. Our politicians however have learnt nothing.

We need the maximum level of protest to stop them plunging us in to yet another catastrophic war.

Join the Facebook event here.

There will be a further protest at the weekend – details to come.

Britain: Peace campaigners today warned MPs against being hoodwinked into supporting a disastrous military adventure in Syria during Thursday’s emergency recall of Parliament: here.

German media beats the drum for war against Syria: here.

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