Editor’s Note:
I received this letter of protest to “Save The Children” from a reader today (posted below).

The “Save The Children” petition is vague in its wording, asking that signatories demand an end to the killing of children.

A reasonable request on the surface and one we would all agree to.

But by what means if not through NATO intervention, which would lead to the slaughter of tens of thousands of children, as happened in Libya?

This excerpt is from an email sent to Save The Children supporters soliciting signatures for the petition:

“On Friday 25 May, 49 innocent children were killed in sickening attacks on the Syrian town of Houla.

Thousands more children are experiencing terrible suffering and trauma in Syria, yet aid agencies like Save the Children aren’t yet able to get urgent help to these children who have been injured and traumatised by the conflict.

Unless more action is taken now to stop the fighting, we are likely to see the further slaughter of children in Syria.

Please sign our petition now, calling on world leaders to put in place an immediate and legally binding “Resolution to Protect Children” that carries the full force of international law on those attacking children and other civilians.”

Stop the killing in Syria: sign our petition

Potential signatories be warned, a UNSC resolution such as this letter requests support for would authorize full-scale military intervention.

Throughout the war against Libya and the current efforts underway to start a war with Syria, numerous NGO’s have supported imperialist wars against these sovereign nations under the guise of R2P.

Examples of treachery include Avaaz and “Physicians For Human Rights”.


Hundreds of children have been murdered in Syria, but the murderers are not the Syrian government or the Syrian army. The murderers are US-NATO sponsored death squads.

The most recent victims of the Houla massacre were  executed at close range. Their murderers used guns and knives.  They were shot, stabbed and had their throats cut open.

The victims were carefully selected targets. All were families who supported the current government.

The courage of the Syrian people is to be commended. Not only have they staged hundreds of rallies across the nation protesting against foreign intervention, the terrorists and the FSA, they have also risked going to the polls amidst sniper attacks to approve their new constitution and to democratically elect representatives for the Syrian People’s Assembly.

If there is to be any “intervention” that is just and fair, it would be to stop the Free Syrian Army and foreign death squads who have been slaughtering and terrorizing the people of Syria for over a year in the hope that they would abandon support for their present government.

The only global petition that could end the oppression and suffering of billions would be one that demands an end to NATO.

Alexandra Valiente
Syria 360°


Please find attached below a letter written to the CEO of Save the Children who has sent an email petiton out to supporters to request ‘great power intervention’ in Syria. 

Dear Justin Forsyth,

I have learnt with utter dismay of your recent petition to intervene (I assume militarily) in Syria to protect children from the regular Syrian Army, which the Western media refer to, for propaganda effect, as Assad forces.  I believe this call is ostensibly, in response to allegations – this is what they are at this time, similar to those proven to be a lie that Colonel Gaddafi, who led his country from being a poor country, with average indices for an African country, when he came into power in a bloodless coup 42 years ago, to a high income one, with a higher per capita than UK and infant mortality rates equivalent to Europe’s, was bombing his own people.

I am particularly disturbed that a charity of international repute, would enter into the fray of high politics and serve as a mouth piece for aggressive Euro – American policies, seeking the overthrow of the legitimate leadership of Syria, in order to better control the Middle- East.

These same countries who wish to protect infants in Syria, on whose behalf you’ve made your call, murdered 33 toddlers in Zlitan, Libya in 1 bombing episode alone, slaughtered 9 children gathering firewood in Afghanistan, killed countless children in Pakistan and starved to death (in some sort of satanic irony) an estimated 500,000 Iraqi children, as sanctions against Saddam Hussein!!  An estimated 60,000 people died in the NATO led intervention in Libya.

Neither is the history of these NATO nations one of high morality and altruism, to which they so tenaciously pretend but one of sustained bloodbaths in Africa, Asia, Middle-East, Australia and Polynesia.

Having followed the truth of the Libyan intervention closely and found the media to be nothing but compulsive obsessive liars, I am shocked that you would so easily jeopardize your good work by being so overtly political in favour of rebels, armed by UK, who have refused to participate in voting for a new constitution and reforms, to ensure a peaceful settlement.

Instead, egged on by Hilary Clinton, who has deliberately and cynically dismissed these reforms, the rebels continue to terrorize whole neighbourhoods, target, civilians, military and law enforcement agencies and now have known Al Qaeda terrorists from Libya and environs in their midst.

Please do not allow your organization to be used to help whip up a mob mentality to justify war and aggression, against a country that has no history of deliberately killing children.  This is not a time for your organizations such as yours, to act as missionaries of old, who helped subdue natives to the colonial will.  It is for you to remain neutral and exert energies to provide physical assistance where possible.

Far more children are dying of preventable diseases daily than in the Syrian conflict, please continue to concentrate on this.

Clearly your petition is manipulated sentiment, NATO countries wish to present to the UN, in order to remove Assad, a long term agenda of the USA, kindly do not oblige and withdraw or clarify this petition.

Thank you.

Ms Funmi Ade