There isn’t much point in reporting that the UN Security Council voted yesterday for a ceasefire in Eastern Ghouta because it was already declared a safe zone in July 2017 & that has not stopped carpet bombing by Syria or Russia. It’s just pointless to think the UN will or even can do anything other than grandstand & blow hot air about impotent resolutions. It is however reckless & extremely dangerous to raise the call for military intervention into Syria to stop the slaughter of counterrevolution. Which military would be called on to intervene to defend a revolution against dictatorship? Are there any not already involved militarily on the side of the counterrevolution?
The only effective resistance to war, occupation, genocide are broad-based, massive & international movements that are not episodic but engaged in sustained actions–using the anti-Vietnam War movement as a model. Those who believe there is a modicum of humanitarian principle in US or European military interventions need to study colonial history before they start shooting their mouthes off demanding military intervention on behalf of revolutions.
Photo is missile that fell in Douma, Eastern Ghouta last week.
(Photo by Bassam Khabieh/Reuters)