What do Climate, Idlib and COVID19 have in common? The ugly, the bad and the good.
Climate change, Idlib and COVID19 are failures of the political leadership of the human race. Humanitarians want that turned around.
“Thank God we have humanitarian leaders like WHO Dir-Gen. Dr. Tedros and UN Sec-General Antonio Guterres,” says Sara Qin, a nurse slugging it out on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 in Wuhan.
“This is why people like Bernie Sanders have such a strong and fervent supporter base in the United States,” observes Katie Alsop of The RINJ Foundation.
Nurse Michele Francis in the Amazon Basin in Venezuela running a humanitarian public health clinic says, “FPMag must tell the women and children of the world that they need to sideline the bad people, forget morally ugly people, and listen to the good people of the world like UN Deputy Secretary General Amina J. Mohammed; the Secretary General, Antonio Guterres and Dr. Tedros and Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove of the WHO. They are trying to get all the people of government working together with the public, helping each other. Global crisis is everyone’s business. We must all help each other regardless of race, color or political or religious affiliation.”
“Climate, Idlib (war) and COVID-19 are our greatest challenges as a race,” she added as a medical worker on the front lines of all these problems.
In the past 25 years, the human race may have done a questionable job in choosing political leaders if the evidence of global failures is acceptable evidence in the case against the world’s political malign actors.
Why did people elect or allow leaders like Bashar al Assad, Nicholas Maduro, Rodrigo Duterte, Donald Trump, Omar al-Bashir, all people who have brought death, extra-judicial killings, inhumanity, pain and suffering to the world?
This article will not answer that question but can pass the messages along that every human rights authority FPMag has spoken to wants readers to think about and act upon.
- the world’s political leaders to vigorously and apolitically prepare for and fight COVID-19 in every conceivable way;
- and yes that is a human rights issue;
- pressure Russia and Iran to “get the hell out of Syria”;
- encourage Syria’s neighbours to find humanitarian assistance for those in need;
- demand a cease fire by the Assad regime against Syrians and allow the reentry of global humanitarians; and
- bring to justice the perpetrators of violence and malfeasance, including those who say they are there militarily in Syria so that “we’ll take their oil”.
The danger in not distinguishing impunity in reality and the impunity for violence assigned by Hollywood and Video Games
“Is this the real life?
Is this just fantasy?
Caught in a landslide,
No escape from reality.”
(from “Bohemian Rhapsody”, a power ballad by the British rock band Queen, written by Freddie Mercury for the band’s 1975 album, ‘A Night at the Opera’.)
Impunity given to violence & malign actors by extreme video & games under the guise of “just acting, not reality”.
We live in a world of video games and extreme drama delivered in ultra sensory experiences watching violent, preposterous multi-media events, even in 3D or virtual reality, that are, “just acting”.
Has this deluge of extraordinary extra-reality challenged our right-vs-wrong judgement?
When the “credulous human” sees violent or otherwise wrongful things done by real human leaders in a real world context, do they assign the same high value impunity as the “just acting” multimedia events because they don’t see them as real?
Or people just don’t care?
Bombing hospitals and children’s schools in Idlib
Bashar al Assad, head of the Syrian Assad Regime and his enabler, Vladimir Putin.
About these men Simon Tisdall wrote in the Guardian, “Don’t call them Syria’s child casualties. This is the slaughter of the innocents.”
These men have been bombing hospitals and children’s schools in Syria’s Idlib province, says two thirds of the UN membership during a General Assembly bid to force an investigation in 2019. It’s also something that FPMag writers have seen with their own eyes. When will the trial begin? The accused won’t stop until they are stopped.
File photo from official sources. The baby killers in Idlib.
Vladimir Putin has dragged Russia into an unwinnable war. Putin is the enabler of Bashar al Assad, head of the Syrian Assad Regime. He has been bombing hospitals and children’s schools in Syria’s Idlib province, says two thirds of the UN membership during a General Assembly bid to force an investigation in 2019.
Bashar al Assad, head of the Syrian Assad Regime. He has been bombing hospitals and children’s schools in Syria’s Idlib province, says two thirds of the UN membership during a General Assembly bid to force an investigation in 2019.
The morally ‘ugly’ Donald Trump, as humanitarian Michele Francis describes him, is the US President whose conduct has prompted thousands of psychiatrists to invoke the exception to the Goldwater Rule.
This refers to section 7 of the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Principles of Medical Ethics, which sets out a ruling that it is unethical for psychiatrists to give a professional opinion about any public figures whom they have not examined in person, and from whom they have not obtained consent unless, the person presents as a clear danger to the public.
“…because of my field of expertise, I unexpectedly became an academic whistleblower. I have been compelled to blow two whistles: first, by publishing a book to alert the public that Donald Trump was more dangerous than perhaps any president in history, for psychological reasons; and second, on the American Psychiatric Association’s actions that have effectively silenced those of us trying to fulfill our professional responsibility to society as outlined in its own code of ethics,” notes Dr. Bandy X Lee
Look at the two major power leaders, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. The truly bad and the morally ugly.
In his bid for power, Vladimir Putin is alleged to have bombed many apartment buildings in September 1999 killing over 237 persons and injuring countless others as well as displacing over a thousand. Lately we have seen his airplanes bombing schools and hospitals in Idlib province. Psychiatrists say he is a lying, lonely narcissist.
“It was 2006, not long since Vladimir Putin had passed a new law allowing the KGB to kill traitors outside Russia, and soon after Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned after visiting a London sushi bar. Mikheil Saakashvili, the then president of Georgia, remembers being at a banquet with Putin and Aleksandr Lukashenko, the always president of Belarus. Saakashvili was on his way to London and Lukashenko was making jokes about it. Eat well here, he advised Saakashvili, and don’t eat anything in London, especially not sushi,” is the wisdom of Sam Wollaston writing in The Guardian almost exactly two years ago.
Donald Trump is the man who oversaw the 9 August 2018 bombing of a Yemen School bus and when confronted with images of a school bus load of dead “babies”, Trump didn’t bat an eye.
Trump is accused of a child-confiscation policy that has his redneck supporter Americans hired and dressed as border security guards and snatching babies and children from their mother’s arms. These children are then ‘locked up’.
Thousands of these confiscated children, according to numerous American NGOs including the ACLU, say the migrant children confiscated from their migrant parents are sexually and physically abused. “Many children never see their parents again,” they say in a California lawsuit.
“Bombings, artillery shells, death by exposure, malnutrition, rape, torture and murder are the things that more than twenty reliable witnesses have told FPMag are the biggest dangers to the people of Idlib,” notes FPMag author Behar Abbasi from near Dier Ezzor, Syria.
UN chief warned years ago that Idlib offensive may set off ‘humanitarian catastrophe’.
Nobody cared or nobody listened? Or not the right people? What is wrong with us?
Dr. Tedros leads the WHO charge against COVID-19
“This is not a drill. This is not the time to give up. This is not a time for excuses,” WHO’s Dr. Tedros said today.
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) March 5, 2020
Today I thanked media for their support – as providers of information, they play a vital role in the response to #COVID19. We rely on them to make sure people have accurate information about the threat they face & how to protect themselves & others.https://t.co/YlxHRvbbWD
— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) March 5, 2020