Vian Dakheel Saeed Khadher MP in the Iraqi parliament pleads for action to prevent the genocide of the Yazidi in Nineveh province. The ISIS consider them “devil worshippers” and at present, in the outskirts of Shingal, people are at risk of dying slowly on the mountains as they try to escape the carnage.
ISIS now controls the lives of 6 million people, across Syria and Iraq. It has a presence in Lebanon. This, President Obama, is what happens when you let things run their course.
Kurdish forces are being defeated, and we are abandoning them.
We need to show humanitarian solidarity against genocide. It is time for previous alliances to be made anew. When we doubt our ability do do good, others will not doubt their ability to inflict evil. Doing nothing when we could do something is inexcusable.
There is no shame in being reluctant to go to war. There is a shame standing back and seeing people deliberately exterminated, terrorised and ruled over by fascist theocrats.
These are just causes for war. The US and EU needs to saddle up.
Article written by John Sargeant on Homo economicus’ Weblog