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Humanity before Politics.

Guest Post from Brian Vickery

Yesterday after watching the plight of the people of Turkey and Syria, including Hama, a beautiful historical town where people showed me generosity during my time in Syria in 2005 I made a donation via gofundme.

Unfortunately due to Western sanctions the crowd funding has been pulled.

Is this what we are about now?

I don't care what your politics are, let's show a little humanity and end these sanctions.

"A message from the Syrian people to the International Community, to lift the sanctions on Syria.

For the past 12 years, the Syrian people have been living under the weight of sanctions imposed by the United States of America and many Western countries, with only an hour of electric feeding per day, no fuel, no gas, no medicine, and no medical aid available in pharmacies.

Yesterday we were hit by an earthquake measuring 7.7 on the Richter scale, and we all took to the streets at 4:00 am, while it was heavily raining in a stormy night, some people slept in the streets and more than 650 deaths were documented so far.

Today we expect the International Community to lift its sanctions on the innocent Syrian people and to save them from endless injustice and suffering.

We need rubble removal vehicles and equipment, fire fighting trucks and ambulances.

We are not a barbaric people, we are from a civilized country that has given humanity a lot, but your sanctions, which contradict international law and the principles of humanity, have stopped the wheel of development.

Your sanctions prevent us from rebuilding our country after the war. You are punishing people and forcing them to emigrate"


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