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You see, back in 1939 humanity didn’t have the capacity to destroy the world.
Humanity could afford to go to war with the Nazis. Hundreds of thousands died but it was a just war against tyranny.
We can no longer afford to go to war as we could in 1939. Today, with Russia involved in Syria, such a war could clearly easily escalate to truly horrific proportions.
Yet our leaders, Trump, May and France’s Macron are seeming hell-bent on doing just that.
It is for political reasons. Morality isn’t in the mix.
If there was a moral argument then we’d be off to war in South Sudan or Somalia or Yemen to name but three.
All those three nations have innocents dying through civil war – and going in to sort it out would be risk-free to the countries doing so.
Well, not entirely risk-free, obviously, military personnel would be at risk but there would be zero chance of WWIII with nuclear weapons.
So, morality isn’t relevant in Syria. Therefore The USA, Britain, and France can only be taking such a huge risk for political reasons.
Russia is supporting Assad and we don’t like that because we don’t like Putin’s regime.
The excuse that Assad has broken international law by using chemical weapons is flawed.
The United Nations should be going in not just three nations.
Of course, Russia keeps vetoing UN resolutions regarding Syria to protect the regime they are supporting.
We are all put at serious risk because The UN is useless?
We are all put at risk because we don’t like Putin’s regime in Russia?
We could fight Gulf Wars I & II because there was no risk of worldwide nuclear consequences.
Britain could – and still could – kick Argentina out of The Falkland Islands for the same reason.
Removing Saddam and Gaddafi had no risk of nuclear conflict.
Syria has Russian backing. Bombing Syria puts the entire world at risk.
Yes, the Syrian regime is disgusting.
Yes, women and children have been massacred by the regime.
No, we mustn’t get involved – if The UN can’t then it can’t, but we mustn’t.
We must stay out of what isn’t our war.
We must live with the fact innocents will continue to die in Syria.
The alternative is to risk nuclear WWIII.
Mr. Spock said, in Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan, ‘The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the one’
In the case of Syria, ‘The needs of the entire world outweigh the needs of innocent Syrian children’.
It’s the world we made, God (or the deity of your choice) forgive us.