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Title: 0/21 of UN's firs bacon drop to Syria reach intended targets
Post by: Pete at Home on February 25, 2016, 12:35:32 PM
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-35658287

the good news is that we are at least trying. 

Shades of the Berlin Airlift, with Putin playing dirtier than Kruschev.
Title: Re: 0/21 of UN's firs bacon drop to Syria reach intended targets
Post by: AI Wessex on February 25, 2016, 01:50:18 PM
Perhaps they should have tried sausage first.
Title: Re: 0/21 of UN's firs bacon drop to Syria reach intended targets
Post by: Pete at Home on February 25, 2016, 01:53:24 PM
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oh.  LoL.  I don't think they dropped actual bacon.  Any more than American workers actually get their wages paid in Bacon.

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Residents needed immediate and urgent humanitarian assistance, particularly food, nutrition and health supplies, and there were reports of severe cases of malnutrition and deaths due to starvation, they said.

While the Syrian government's stocks continue to provide bread, there are very limited supplies as there has been limited humanitarian or commercial access to the eastern city.

UN aid chief Stephen O'Brien told the Security Council on Wednesday that since 17 February, the UN and its partners had reached 110,000 people in besieged areas, and had approval to reach a further 230,000 people, including through the air drops in Deir al-Zour. They are still waiting for approval an additional 170,000.

He also welcomed the plan announced by the US and Russia for a nationwide cessation of hostilities scheduled to come into effect at 22:00 GMT on Friday.
Title: Re: 0/21 of UN's firs bacon drop to Syria reach intended targets
Post by: Pete at Home on February 25, 2016, 01:58:39 PM
For those who remember the Clinton Era, let's not forget that 20 years ago, we played dead as a much gentler, harmless nation of Muslims was murdered by a Russian ally.

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-35604058

More than ten thousand Muslims died in Sarjevo, in the longest siege in history.  If only we'd put as much effort into bringing them food as we spent in making sure they didn't have guns to protect themselves.