Dream on wrote: ↑
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:32 am
blythburgh wrote: ↑
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:03 am
Bu twhat if the Govt. had put at risk the lives of Embassy staff in the area to get the baby out with or without it's Mother and they had been killed. Then the Govt really would have blood on its hands.
As has been said several times. There are no Embassy staff/is no Consular assistance in the area. Its a war zone, in case no one had realised.
She was resourceful enough to get there and to survive in conditions we cannot imagine - so I have no doubt she could have got herself out, had Javid not raised the bar by making her stateless.
I have my doubts that the baby could have been saved - but I am somewhat shocked at people suggesting that she should have given up her newborn, having already lost 2 children. Her son died at the end of 2018, her eldest daughter died earlier this year and now her second son has died. Whatever punishment you might think she deserves, I think she has already paid a heavy price.
As for those suggesting the child was being used as a "bargaining chip", I think they need to take a step back and look at themselves .... 9 months ago the caliphate was still viable and she still had 2 children - so to suggest that this child was being "used" is colder that the cold killers of daesh.