Saturday, August 31, 2013


I've not written or tweeted about Syria until now because I really don't know where I stand on this. The votes by Parliament this week seem pretty decisive so we probably won't get involved. Other countries may well do so.

People have asked if Syria is another Iraq or another Bosnia. But it's never wise to pick a conflict from the history books and arbitarily declare the current situation is that conflict mark 2. Nor can one simply caricature leaders as the key players from such conflicts.

What is clear is that atrocities are taking place in Syria. Whatever happens people will die. That is the sad reality and we cannot trivialise the decision making or focus on what this means for leaders or alliances. What matters is the future of the people of Syria.

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