How can their little bodies and disturbed minds bear such trauma without future emotional scars? How impossible it must be for them to shift from one minute to the next in their cradle of innocent thought; from believing in Santa and the Tooth Fairy and knowing that their toys will speak to them when adults aren't present, to a future world where they cannot believe in anything ever again or give their trust to the future!
Whom among us could possibly witness such a scene of human carnage and not feel moved to compassion for the feelings of a wounded child; wherever they live! Hold on to those feelings inside your body a moment. Now, change the scene from the tragic accident on a country road, and instead, view the collapsed city of Aleppo in Syria where tens and hundreds of thousands of parents lay dead and their orphaned children grieve their loss as they watch on.
What we are witnessing in Syria today is one of the greatest humanitarian crises of the 21st century. The daily slaughter in Aleppo is happening before our eyes. The children under the rubble, their screams, their terror are seen on our television screens every day. We cannot claim we do not know! Surely, it cannot be that we do not care! Diplomacy has failed, the United Nations is being ignored, and much of the compassion coming from the West is hypocritical!
The United Kingdom should not sit on the sidelines any longer. We should do something; we should do anything to help protect the children of Aleppo from such cruel and unnecessary suffering!
What we should not have done, yet still continue to do, was to sell some of the very arms and military weapons to the Syrian government that they used against their own people in what can only be described as a war crime (£3.3 Billion worth of arms sold to Syria by Great Britain during the past four years, to wage war against their own people!).
This is not a tragic accident, it is far more; it is no less than a human obscenity! I ask you, where is the logical, moral or economic reason, when the British Government has sought to earn £3.3 Billion from Syria over the past four years selling them weapons and arms to kill their own people, while over the same period, we have chosen to give £50 Billion globally as our Foreign Aid contribution (often to corrupt governments and fraudulent causes). This is politically no more than mere posturing on the global stage of vanity just so we can beat our chest and tell the world 'Look how well Great Britain is doing!'"
I love this country, but I often despair of its sickening hypocrisy in its wider dealings with the world for the sake of money, vanity and political prestige." William Forde: December 18th, 2016.