Liz Sly and Louisa Loveluck, “Darkness and fear in Aleppo as the bombs rain down,” Washington Post, September 28, 2016 (6:12 p.m.).
Srebrenice, 1995: 8,000 Muslim men and boys massacred
Aleppo: 2016: Over 200,000 people being slaughtered before our eyes.
The U.N. Dutch peacekeepers in Srebrenice did nothing, while the major powers with assets to intervene did nothing.
In Aleppo, the major powers with military assets to intervene wring their hands, and do nothing.
What happens now in Aleppo will haunt American political leaders for a generation, and Barack Obama for the rest of his life.
What can be done?
1. Immediately pass the Ceasar Syria Civilian Protection Act in the U.S. Congress; and
2. Loudly begin public consultations in the U.S. and the E.U. regarding the prompt adoption of heavy sectoral sanctions against Russia for its war crimes in Syria.
The Trenchant Observer