What will history record of the victims of Bashar al Assad's war - the millions displaced, the children bombed and gassed and the civilians starved? Will history ever record justice for the victims with the conviction of those who have and continue to commit crimes against humanity? Or will justice be denied those victimized because Vladimir Putin shielded Assad from humanitarian accountability?
With the passing of each day in Syria, the likelihood of justice for the 250,000 people killed in the conflict, the 14 million displaced and the scores starved, appear to fade as a reality and as a failed hope of the rule of law.
Images of crying and bleeding children pulled from rubble following Russian bombardments upon civilians across Syria are conscience wrenching sights that call into question the impotence of western nations and organizations to bring relief to fellow humans. Similarly, on the shores of the Aegean Sea, the washed up bodies of drowned desperate refugees, are not invoking enough empathy from a world gone cold from the ever constant of horror coming out of the Levant.
So what of the victims - the displaced, the bombed and the starved? Will the powers that be ever hear their loud, yet silent and murdered calls for justice? Will justice ever be served? Justice will not be served as long as Russia continues to protect Bashar al Assad. The violence will not end until Bashar al Assad is replaced by the rule of law.