Talks Breakdown

It saddens me beyond belief that the ceasefire in Syria broke down last week with an attack on an aid convoy heading for Aleppo the Northern Syria city in the hands of the rebels. Both sides are blaming each other for the breakdown but in all conscience this time I can only see that Syria and Russia are to blame. Since that time they’ve kept up a constant regime of bombing during which the main hospital has been hit twice. Even those suffering illness and wounds are not safe.

America set itself up as the arbiter of peace in this instance and I think it wrong that there should be an attempt to walk away now. John Kerry must attempt everything to re-engage with his Russian counterpart to bring the ceasefire back. There are about 100,000 children in Aleppo and we need to bring them some respite from the war that is the only thing some of them have known.

France is pushing the United Nations security council to adopt a toughly worded resolution to the Syrian Government to  halt aerial bombardments and let in humanitarian aid. I understand there is also the threat of accountability for war crimes as an inducement. Whatever else happens we must push out Governments to vote for the resolution and also to do everything they can in an individual approach to the Syrian Government to show some mercy to those trapped in the city. Also to register their dismay at the Russian action as the allies of Syria. The agreement between Russia and the U.S. to target the militants from the jihad groups needs to be restarted or the Government will be destabilised even if the war should end.

First and foremost our thought must be with the non-combatants inside this besieged city and getting them food and medicines so badly needed. Mankind seems to be missing a heart.

Hugs to all.

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6 Responses to Talks Breakdown

  1. inavukicin says:

    It is sad and awful, David, the chilling reality is that ceasefires are only effective when both parties are willing to obey them and in this case it seems these conditions are not there…this sends me back to 1990’s war in Croatia so many UN ceasefires and yet Serbs played deaf n dumb and continued aggression, continued bombing and humanitarian aid truck often diverted and pillaged for Serb paramilitary etc. so things as they are with that in Syria don’t surprise me but they do enrage and sadden me

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    • davidprosser says:

      It is reminiscent of the stories I heard about aid convoys back in the 90’s Ina though thy were usually stopped and raided, rarely killed outright. There would have been a huge backlash from the UN troops then. Now this isn’t a UN situation where the troops of multiple countries can pile in. his is the deliberate bombing by a major country and it’s whole forces plus the aid of Russia. Russia doesn’t seem to care the name it earns for itself in taking part in this action as it doesn’t seem to care about it’s possible role as a peacemaker. Perhaps it likes it’s role as a major aggressor because it very quickly abandoned the ceasefire to hit the aid convoy.
      Someone needs to get a hold on this situation and broker a peace with Assad. It disgusts me that his army can happily kill it’s own people like this. I hope some are held to account for their actions after this conflict is over. Maybe we’ve reached the stage where the UN should move peacekeeping troops in so that if any are killed their countries have the strength to move armies in and perhaps disarm the warring factions.
      xxx Massive Hugs xxx

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  2. merrildsmith says:

    It is so awful. And it used to be that even in war zones, medical and humanitarian conveys were safe. Hugs.

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    • davidprosser says:

      here’s just a total lack of concern about human life now.Some are callous enough to call it survival of the fittest whereas it’s really survival of the one with the most money and biggest weapons.
      xxx Massive Hugs Merril xxx

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