The sacrifice of human life normally offers a return of a brighter and a prosperous future to survivors. However, the prolonged sufferings and the half-million deaths from five-plus-years of conflict in Syria, appear to yield naught. Lives - that of numerous children and women, have been taken in vain.
So, when historians come to account for this disgraceful chapter in modern times, they must document some of the clear indicators that have led to humanity's failing of the Syrian people. Not that the alleged stalwarts of democracy, of freedom, of equality and of the rule of law, failed to intervene on behalf of the Syrian people, but that a guest of the Syrian people in alliance with a hereditary leader of a failed regime, killed and ruined the hopes of too many Syrians.
Moreover, it should be duly noted that while western powers tried through peaceful means via resolutions before the United Nations(UN) to effect a diplomatic solution to the Syrian dread, that Russia and China teamed up to block peace and to block the end of the slaughter of Syrians by veto before the UN's Security Council.
Those who have prevented the salvation of innocent lives in Syria should be cursed and blemished as many times over as the number of lives lost in the Syrian conflict. That many innocent children and women killed must not have died in vain. They must have their justice.