Syria. Who understands Syria, and who actually knows what is going on in Syria? Only this week we have heard rumour of collusion between the Assad government and Islamic State.

The protestors in this video in Trafalgar Square know what’s going on. They know their friends and families are being bombed and hurt and that, like in any war, innocent people are suffering and dying.

Only last week apparently, the last paediatrician was killed in Aleppo. It was the philosopher Plato who said, “Only the dead have seen the end of war.”  Ancient these words maybe, but how ringingly true they still are.

May God give us peace in our time.


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