Quick death better than this misery
There are no tears left for the people of Aleppo and their unending misery as Russian jets bomb Syria's largest city out out existence.
Watching children being pulled out of the rubble of Aleppo's bombed buildings, their faces streaked with tears, coated in dust, shock writ large on their visages, we wonder if this is the end of days. The end of everything is closer than we think if we consider the brutality, the insanity of this crazy thing called war. But this is certainly the end of what's left of human emotion as we know it. We have unleashed the animal in us, and it's now having us in its grip. A mind-numbing madness has taken over Syria. Images don't tell the real story of the inhumanity that lies within us. There are no tears left for the people of Aleppo and their unending misery as Russian jets bomb Syria's largest city out out existence . Kids are easy targets. Their little, frail legs cannot carry them away from safety during an air raid. A siege, starvation, then an easy, quick kill from the air to take them out of their horrible, pathetic existence.
Sudden death is better than long suffering for the people of this once great city. The latest attack, the fiercest in many days on the city reported to be hosting the last of the moderate Syrian opposition, has left 25 people dead. The Russians and the government of President Bashar Al Assad will, predictably, get away with murder, or collateral damage in military parlance. 'We target the rebels, some kids and their parents got in the way. Not our fault. Why blame us? They brought it upon themselves by housing these rebels, so we're wiping them out.' Escape routes for civilians have been cut off, supply lines have been choked ahead of this mass extermination. Aleppo has been hit 143 separate airstrikes resulting in at least 362 fatalities since September 19. Approximately 51 per cent of these were reportedly civilians. Another ceasefire has collapsed. One superpower has turned away after handing over weapons to rebels, the other is making merry, raining bombs on innocents to prop up a ruthless dictator whose regime, until recently, was on its last legs. The world cannot even agree on a no-fly zone to protect civilians. Shameful. An international disgrace.