A Tough Call

31 Aug

31 war

There was a demonstration in the city centre earlier today, to protest at the possibility of military intervention in Syria. I went along to do a bit of scribbling. It was very good natured with the demonstrators rubbing along next to some youth drama groups performing a medley of showtunes, and lots of people just sitting in the square, sunning themselves.

It’s a tough call. Social Networking sites have been buzzing with arguments for and against all day. “What if we’d done nothing against Hitler” is a powerful argument. “All it takes for evil to flourish is for good men to do nothing” is another. But can we be sure that it was Assad who ordered the gas attack? Are the opponents of Assad actually any better? And wouldn’t military intervention kill as many, if not more civilians? And of course, there’s the ongoing mess in Iraq and Afghanistan. All equally powerful arguments. It’s a tough call.

Drawn in my A5 cloth-bound sketchbook with Faber Castell Pitt pens, size S and F and watercolour wash. The sketchbook was prepared with ripped brown wrapping paper stuck in with Pritt stick.

4 Responses to “A Tough Call”

  1. lizardpudding September 1, 2013 at 07:09 #

    Tough call is right. We shall see…

    • Hansi September 1, 2013 at 15:09 #

      I agree. It looks like there will be few winners in this game.

    • Rosie Scribblah September 1, 2013 at 15:42 #

      It’s such a tense time for the world

    • Rosie Scribblah September 1, 2013 at 15:43 #

      Yes. Let’s see what Congress makes of it all in the USA

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