Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Syria. Damned if we do and damned if we don't. Men have messed up the region...
#Syria. Everyone will damn the West if we intervene and damn the West if we don't intervene. I am glad I am not a world leader today. It's a no win situation for everyone including and above all for the Syrian people. The end solution will have to be political. We have seen in Egypt, Libya etc what a mess the men have made of the region. This time the international community should comply with UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and the subsequent related UN Resolutions and the equivalent European Parliament Resolution and ensure that in Syria at least 40% of participants in all peace talks at all levels and any interim Governments are women - there are plenty of capable women from the region in civil society. Whoever is responsible for ordering use of chemical weapons and for any other war crimes including rapes should be indicted and brought to the War Crimes Tribunal. Assad has no place in Syria's future.
Posted by Lesley Abdela