Women and Children First

“Women and children first” as practised around the world:

“Women and children first” as practised by President Bashar al-Assad of Syria:

(Zur deutschsprachigen Version dieses Artikels: Frauen und Kinder zuerst.)

About Andreas Moser

Travelling the world and writing about it. I have degrees in law and philosophy, but I'd much rather be a journalist, a spy or a hobo.
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12 Responses to Women and Children First

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  2. Hoss says:

    Fuck the international community and FUCK Kofi Annan. He should stop this poitnless mission. He just likes being the center of attention.

  3. John Erickson says:

    I find this whole thing rather bizarrely intriguing. We bombed the heck out of Libya, with less justification and far less evidence of wrong-doing, yet here we sit with a body count rising like a SpaceX rocket, and Kofi Annan just keeps stalling.
    It’d make a great social studies lesson plan, if it wasn’t so tragic.

    • Lillian Smith says:

      That is because you naively believe that the international community and NATO actually care about human rights and democracy. Now, it there were a couple of oil wells in Syria, well that would be another story.

      • John Erickson says:

        Oh, trust me, Lillian, I gave up on “humanitarian” ideals connected with both NATO and the UN decades ago. File me firmly under “crusty old realist”! :D

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  5. What did you expect?? Kofi Annan has been a dismally (TRAGIC) failure at every ‘humanitarian’ mission he has ever presided over – from Darfur, to Bosnia, to this latest middle Beast fiasco.The man is obviously just another insufferably incompetent politcian, a photo opportunist, and worse of all a spineless NO BALLS Coward! He should be promptly removed from any ‘leadership’ role with the UN. For the likes of Kofi Annan to continue in his current position will surely be tragic for the credibility of the UN – and an utterly unaceptable tragedy for future victims of despots, tyrants, butchers, and their sickening ilk. To put in frankly, GAG ME WITH A SPOON for God’s sake!

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  8. stephen says:

    What’s the big deal?The muslim way of thinking has always been, You cannot kill as many kids as as I can conceive.

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