History,  Syria

Thousands starve in besieged Syrian town

George Galloway and everyone else who has blithely compared the situation in Gaza (as bad as it is) to that of the Warsaw Ghetto under Nazi occupation:

You want to see something really comparable to the Warsaw Ghetto?

You don’t have to look any further than the Syrian town of Madaya, just 15 miles from Damascus, where tens of thousands of men, women and children are being starved to death by the Syrian regime and its faithful ally Hezbollah.

Encircled by land mines and forces from the Lebanese militia Hezbollah, hundreds are suffering from malnutrition. With severe shortages of basic foodstuffs, many have resorted to eating wild plants, insects and even cats.
The siege has now lasted for almost 200 days and it has been months since aid was last allowed into the town.

Food ran out two months ago, and conditions have rapidly deteriorated in the subsequent weeks.

Yes, George, that would be the same Syrian regime that you were pleased to call the “last castle of Arab dignity” and the same Hezbollah that you were happy to glorify.

You can watch a particularly horrifying video of scenes from Madaya here. (And, yes, I know it’s al-Jazeera, but it’s not the sort of thing you can fake.)

It seems the publicity was too much for even Assad to ignore.