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25 April 2018
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Saturday, 14 April 2018

Syrian airstrikes

It is with a heavy heart that I hear of airstrikes in Syria tonight.

It has recently been confirmed that the United Kingdom, United States and France have all began bombing Syria from the air. Explosions have been reported near the capital of Damascus, allegedly against Syria's chemical weapons stockpile. Air strikes, however, do not discrimate between chemical weapons and schools, nerve agents and hospitals, blistering agents and the homes of civilians.

Innocent people will be the ones feeling the brunt of this military action, forced out of their homes, while they remain seemingly unwelcome in the countries that perpetrate such action. I am truly horrified to think of the awful scenes of devastation across Syria today and every day — a beautiful country, torn and devastated by war and conflict. It's a story we've seen far too many times before.

Please join me today and always in holding the innocent men, women and children of Syria and all war-torn regions in your thoughts. No words can adequately describe what they face today and every day at the hands of the world's military superpowers, because there are no words horrifying enough to describe the act of dropping bombs on civilians.

I shall leave you with a strongly phrased but relevant quote, who's author is unknown.

"Bombing for peace is like fucking for virginity."

With love,
Connor Gurney

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