British Labour Party MP Jeremy Corbyn is really getting the business by media commentators & political cartoonists for refusing to blame or condemn Putin & the Kremlin for the nerve gas attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal living in the UK & his daughter Yulia. Fair enough. Every knows the Kremlin did it but due process & an investigation are required before we go all condemnatory.
What Corbyn should be excoriated for is years of equivocations & double-talk about Russian & Syrian bombing of civilians in Syria. He can’t be faulted for unequivocal denunciations of US coalition bombing in Syria & elsewhere. But when it comes to Russian intervention, mum’s the word for Corbyn. A little peep over Aleppo, some moral outrage here & there is not the same as denouncing what Syria, Russia, Iran, & other military forces are doing in Eastern Ghouta.
Cartoon by Gerald Scarfe on Corbyn’s response to the nerve gas attack.