Thursday, 16 January 2014

Unable to stop the abominable suffering in Syria?

In the Daily Telegraph yesterday, Daniel Hannan (Conservative MEP for South East England) wrote a moving and perceptive personal view of the suffering in Syria. It was a fine piece of writing, showing he has a heart and his head around the complexity of the situation. "The horrors of Syria are literally unthinkable."  He concludes that it is not in the West's power "to halt this abomination". "And accepting that is perhaps the hardest thing of all."

Daniel Hannan is right in saying that commentators had predicted the imminent fall of Assad a year ago, but "almost no one thinks that way now."

The sheer scale of the refugee problem, the deaths and injuries are truly alarming. These problems seem, humanly speaking, without solutions at the beginning of 2014.

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