- Posted September 5, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Are chemical weapons a ‘red line’?
It would have been funny if not for the tragedy to see the UN investigators gathering proofs only by them known and understood (covered from head to toes with special equipment and gas masks and other crazy stuff as if they are all gathered around the Chernobyl nuclear core and not the kitchen of simple person that once was smoking relaxed his pipe on the chilly Damascus evenings) to see if there was a use of chemical weapons or not (!) in Syria; stating at the same time that any conclusive tests would still require a couple of weeks for the results (is this real?!).
It is very likely that during this time all will be forgotten (as happened with the British who after a pseudo-anti-interventionism protest deflated as after a Sunday evening drunkenness forgetting about basic human solidarity or even the fundamental human rights....and the chemical gas users will continue to do their stuff and play with the gas being at the same time so efficiently sustained by other "democratic" regimes such as Russia) and we will face other problems and issues such as the environment, globalization, global warming, social problems or just other stuff.
Considering this, about what international community are we all speaking and invoking?...What? Where is it?
It is so incredibly sad to see how extraordinarily ineffective is the international mechanism (except maybe for the one formed by SIR - Syria, Iran, Russia) of the protection of human rights and the lack of responsiveness we see in the society, any society....
The futile arguments pro and against intervention are just our way of copping with the fact that in fact we are powerless and on our own, on the small piece of land we are calling home...no matter where that is. The illusion of an international system that works (except SIR) and which is capable to react beyond the false argument of sovereignty of a country (just to be clear: a country has its sovereignty cancelled when it goes after its own people and when that's happening as we see it happening in Syria then it just mean that Syria is now an occupied country by its darkest elements and that needs a restoration of its lost sovereignty...with some help) is not only manifesting itself to the full extent but its even creating a sense of deep insecurity...at least for the undersigned.
Some may say that the implications are so great that even to take into consideration an intervention without the support of Russia or UN is unrealistic mainly because there is no intervention impact assessment on the region or the world, no studies, no calculations. Thus the real very well thought action that we can easily see on behalf of the UN or any other organised system we may wrongly think to be an international one, is to do nothing, nothing at all.
I am not sure how most of the human beings all over the world (those with power of changing something / or maintaining the current status-quo) are seeing this or which is their perception on this but for me the at least it can be resumed in 3 simple words:
I see red!