On Saturday, the United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki-moon termed the situation in Syria’s Aleppo as ‘synonym for hell.’ He said the international community had collectively failed the people of Syria and the carnage there remains a “gaping hole” in the global conscience.
“We have collectively failed the people of Syria. Peace will only prevail when it is accompanied by compassion, justice and accountability for the abominable crimes we have seen,” Ban said.
Indeed, the UN has failed and let down the innocent population of Aleppo despite their desperate pleas for help.
President Barack Obama has declared that Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian regime, Iran and Russia were responsible for the carnage in Aleppo and argued there was nothing Washington could have done to stop the war, short of a military takeover of Syria.
Ironically, both Moon and Obama chose to make comments only after the brutal regime of Bashar Al-Assad had completed what’s now being described as Syria’s holocaust. The UN and the US have both come for huge condemnation for being a mute spectator when innocents including women and children were simply left to be killed in most horrific manner by the brutal armies of Syria and Russia.
Meanwhile, more videos have emerged from the war-ravaged parts of Aleppo giving an insight into the extent of devastation caused by the joint armies of Russia and Syria.
A video by London’s Channel 4 showing an orphaned survivor has now gone viral on social media platforms. The look and pain of this child, who appears to have lost all his family members will leave you numb.
The UN’s role, meanwhile, has proved just how ineffective it has become in the face of willful disregard to human rights by its five privileged countries, Russia on this occasion. The criminal act of Russia in assisting Al-Assad’s forces to wipe out the innocent population of Aleppo also shows just how unjust and unfair world we live in. A world, where oppressors with power can commit any act of aggression with impunity. Unfortunately, there doesn’t appear to be much respite for the victims. That’s because we appear to live in an incredibly cruel world.