Technology exposed Syrian war crimes over and over. Was it for nothing?
MIT Technology Review
Activists on the ground and digital sleuths have spent years documenting chemical attacks and barrel bombs. Now they’re facing a brutal truth.
The brutal truth is, that when it comes to stopping mass atrocity crimes, it’s rarely about exposing a secret, thinking, “if only the world knew, world leaders would have to act.” No. What’s lacking is almost never information, but political will.
Syrian activists have been carefully documenting Russian-Syrian war crimes. Broadcasting these atrocities hasn't been enough to stop them, but the record does provide detailed evidence for prosecution.
Fantastic, sad piece from the upcoming print issue of
on the inability to stop Syrian war crimes—despite them being documented over and over