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The atrocities in Aleppo. Pic courtesy of The Independent.

The atrocities in Aleppo. Pic courtesy of The Independent.

For all my Friends in Aleppo

When I think of genocide, I think of Hitler!

Somehow I conditioned myself to believe that he was the ‘capo di tutti capi’ when it came to genocide. Then of course I found out about Stalin, Mao and Pinochet before in a bid to outdo themselves the new kids on the block came into prominence – Saddam, Kim ll Sung (and all his kids).

Lets remove our heads from the sand for one goddam moment and check the definition of genocide – the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular nation or ethnic group. Now we have the situation in Aleppo . . . if what is happening there is not genocide then people responsible for commissioning words to be added in the Oxford dictionary should seriously consider a change of profession.

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