Britain and war in Syria

This 8 December 2016 video from the United States Congress says about itself:

U.S. Congresswoman [Tulsi Gabbard] Introduces Bill to Stop Funding Syrian Extremists

While decrying “massacre” in Aleppo, US steps up bloodshed in Mosul: here.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Friday 16th December 2016

TOWNS and cities across Britain and worldwide are staging vigils this week for the people of war-torn Aleppo in Syria.

The Stop the War Coalition in London called for an immediate ceasefire in Aleppo by all sides.

A vigil in Bradford in West Yorkshire on Wednesday night attracted hundreds of people from across the multi-cultural city’s ethnic groups, with young and old wielding home-made placards and posters calling for relief for the population of Aleppo.

Stop the War said in a statement: “There must be a ceasefire and immediate stop to bombing and shelling. Aid should be sent to those who need it.

“Unfortunately those MPs who have supported past interventions are bemoaning the fact that more British bombs weren’t directed at Syria in 2013.

“The truth is that our government has contributed to the wreckage seen in the Middle East today with interventions across the region including Iraq and Syria, and backing for Saudi bombing of Yemen.”

British satire about the war in Syria

2 thoughts on “Britain and war in Syria

  1. Friday 30th December 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

    A SYRIAN man claiming asylum in Sweden has been charged with war crimes, prosecutors said yesterday.

    Investigator Kristina Lindehoff Carleson said the man, who has not been named, had participated in the “non-international armed conflict between the Syrian government and a number of armed groups.”

    All sides in the Syrian conflict have been accused of war crimes. The government and its Russian backers have heavily bombed urban areas causing numerous civilian deaths, while the militant jihadists making up the opposition have slaughtered Shi’ite, Alawite and Christian Syrians in areas they control, executed children for blasphemy and massacred prisoners of war.

    The asylum-seeker facing trial in Sweden appears in a rebel video depicting the murder of seven captured soldiers.

    “The soldiers were captured and defenceless when this happened,” Ms Carleson said.

    “The accused’s participation in the execution is against international human rights, supposed to protect incapacitated soldiers.”


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