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Humbly our voice

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I’ve read, and I know that “the world” has forgotten Syria for two years. That’s correct, but there ain’t anything as “the world”. There’s people, and we can only work on them. On us.
Not taking a position is tantamount to side with the oppressor. We know this very well, inasmuch as we’ve behaved like this (mainly from our safe living rooms) for so long, without a shiver for the slaughters that were happening all over the outside world.
Let’s not lie, today.
We’ve watched entire peoples being torn apart, notwithstanding any evident injustice. Seldom, we’ve taken side for the one or the other just as we would do looking at a soccer match.
But from the safety of our homes, well hardly we have the right to express our thoughts. For sure we are not entitled to yell (from outside, just as somewhat delegates combatants, from a distance, into a foreign war) the rights and the wrongs of one or the other, insofar as we are well away from the blood and neither with brain nor with soul we are able to perceive and evaluate what is happening. And the media just keep on adding new lies to old ones.
Now, are we really able to estimate that a US strike will lead to any better? If we are obviously not willing to support a murderous dictator (for such he is) how can we trust a long since designed US/Israel further invasion of the Middle East towards the next war of aggression on Iran? Are we ready to claim the good faith of one party – considered as a whole – against the bad faith of the other? Are we willing to be fooled, once again, by mandate of the imperial war machine? For the umpteenth time, by the way, in the last 10 years?
I fear we’re not. Nor we are able to assess our good faith, in this case, while we have failed to be honest in tens of other occasions.
There’s so little we can give to the people of Syria, maybe our heart, humbly our voice in the arena among the nations, some concrete humanitarian help, food, welcome and accomodation. Certainly not our powerful weapons, nor our inconsistent advice.

Written by pipistro

September 9, 2013 at 9:05 pm

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Waiting for the vulture

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greedWhat is happening is disgusting, subsumed in a nutshell: the international vultures have not yet figured out which one and how can sink its fangs into the little Syrian meat.
But the conditional proclamations of the last hour (Syria would be in 4th place in the world to possess chemical weapons), remind me of others not so old proclamations on Iraq and its alleged “4th army in the world.” And this makes me think, once again, that the filibusters that are slowly puzzling to find a way to make money and take advantage (also) of this human tragedy, won’t be “better” than the ones that this tragedy are causing.
And certainly I am not heartened by the fact that the murderess regime that is violating millions of lives and the unjust suffering of an entire people who is struggling in the ambiguity of fratricidal struggles does not actually contribute to worsen the human component, carcinogenic, of this planet.
But all we can do and think of right now, waiting for the worst, is to forget the principles and theories. If one is bleeding to death or he’s hungry or thirsty, I don’t impose him a lesson in international diplomacy, nor teach him to work to procure the necessary, I hand him a piece of bread and maybe I wait for nightfall with him, so that he does not face his fears alone.

Written by pipistro

August 23, 2013 at 7:38 pm

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