Yesterday I posted on chemical weapons at Idlib. I wrote:
[The terrorists] are losing and, aided by corporate media in the west, have everything to gain by giving Washington, London and Paris a way of selling more direct intervention, posing potentially nuclear dangers, to their electorates.
Today we awoke to news that America has fired Tomahawk Cruise Missiles on Homs. With zero evidence (but deafening chorus of factless accusation from Mail and Express through Mirror to Guardian and Independent, and their equivalents across the Global North) and without awaiting even the pretence of an inquiry, America yet again does evil in the name of righteousness.
Needless to say our UK government came out immediately with fawning support.
Any “told you so” hubris I might feel at having my words so swiftly borne out is negated and then some by the facts that (a) Syria’s suffering is about to be extended as the world is brought closer to nuclear war, (b) a child could have foreseen this, (c) while I never went so far as to back Trump, and always worried he hadn’t the belly to stand up to America’s deep state, I was foolish enough to allow myself a modicum of hope on that front.
Other than writing as I do, I confess I feel powerless and despairing. For evil to prevail it is necessary only that good people do nothing.