Starving people to death seems barbaric, medieval, the kind of baroque theater you might see on “Game of Thrones.” It’s also a war crime: in 1977, the Additional Protocols to the Geneva Conventions prohibited the starvation of civilian populations as a method of warfare. Yet when Assad’s regime uses food as a weapon, no world leaders talk of “credibility.” No government threatens to send cruise missiles (nor should they, but that’s another story). The entire world has been studiously ignoring this war crime for over two years. Why?
Another crime against humanity, and the world looks away. When will LOVE (i.e., Christ) become dominant in world politics and economics?