They came for the Jews and I said nothing… with a gaze to the Middle East

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.” This poem by Martin Niemöller, he wrote thinking about what happened in the 19th and 20th century in Europe. However, reflecting on Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Lybia, it would not be a false comment there either. Baghdad, Aleppo, Damascus, Sana and Benghazi all once had big Jewish populations,…

Bombing Syria? The expression of the desire for a quick fix.

In Britain the question is currently waged before parliament if the country should support air strikes against Syria. The question of bombing Syria or not is an interesting one. First … Continue reading Bombing Syria? The expression of the desire for a quick fix.