Where is civilization ?

Where is Civilization?  

And, of course, by that I mean Western Civilization. Sorry but most of the Middle East has long ago qualified out of that category.With clear-cut evidence of chemical warfare usage- from medical data to GPS satellite photos- the UN and the world is awaiting a flawed form the start investigation to be concluded. Unfortunately many parallels are to be found with past appeasements and moral turpitude, from the Nazi era horrors to Cambodia to Rwanda and Srebrenica. In the last case the world acted, though once more too late for the victims.The utter ridiculousness of British Parliamentary debate or US Congressional consensus is mind-boggling.The civil war in Syria has been going on for over two years with over 100,00 dead and countless others maimed, especially children. While the notion that the usage of chemical weapons “goes beyond international agreements and goes beyond human decency” is in itself a perverted one, the fact that we are at the threshold of an international outrage is unmistaken. Additionally, we have heard nothing regarding the International Criminal Court. When doe the ICC get this case? The numbers are not sufficient yet?I do not profess to know the long term political and social solutions, but it is high time for the civilized world to step up to the plate and take definitive action !

About the Author
Born in Romania to Holocaust survivor parents, Dr. Gabriel Mayer reached the US, after his family escaped Communism, reaching Italy, and as refugees, was supported by the Jewish Agency. He grew up in New York and attended college and medical school in Boston, at Boston University. He spent the first half of his working life as a medical doctor, professor, clinician and researcher in the USA [Professorships at University of Florida and Boston University medical schools]. A distinguished accomplishment of Dr. Mayer and his team was the introduction of thrombolytic therapy to treat acute myocardial infarction; this was the first team in the world to publish research based on clinical work. These procedures have lasted until the present and have saved millions of lives. In 2013 he began his studies at the University of Haifa, earning back-to-back MA degrees in Holocaust Studies and Israel Studies. Currently, he is focused on Judaism, and Jewish personhood/peoplehood and the Diaspora and Israeli discourse as driven by academic and philanthropical energies. For two years (2015 & 2016) he served as Head Historian of Martef Hashoa Museum, Jerusalem.