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Time for action over bombing of Syrian innocents

Published 18/02/2016

On Monday, I watched TV news footage of the conflict — or should I say the slaughter — in Syria.

Bashar al-Assad’s forces, backed up by Russian jets, are systematically carrying out genocide of the people of Aleppo.

Surely, it’s time for action to at least try to stop this? Russian president Vladimir Putin cannot be allowed to carry on with his reign of terror; he must be faced down and if it means the world will once again be plunged into danger, not unlike the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, then so be it.

US Secretary of State John Kerry’s efforts at diplomacy are at best ineffective and at worst a waste of time.

The victims of this conflict are, once again, innocent men, women and many, many children.

Ground your bombers, Mr Putin, for God’s sake. Have you no conscience?

MIKE BURKE

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