Ukrainian Plane Tragedy
I convey my sincere condolences to victims family in the latest UIA PS752 crash near Tehran on Wednesday, January 8th.
This incident is a painful reminder to nations and leaderships to always seek dialogue, diplomacy and peace prior to cavalier engagement asserted as eliminating high value target witnessed in the assassination of Iran’s top General Qassem Soleimani provoking a retaliatory response from Iran to contend with expected emotions within state and region.
Unfortunately, whenever such actions are justified as saving lives ignoring serious repercussions, the outcome is invariably irreversible as loss of lives in any circumstances is a tremendous tragedy.
No words of wisdom and comfort would resurrect lives. However, those in position of power and authority are required to exercise care and due diligence in dispensing power bearing in mind their responsibility towards not only own citizens but all lives around them.
Importantly, the executive branch and incognito forces behind such reckless operations and warfare need to respect the constitution resting power in the congressional or parliamentary process representing the republic.
At no given time, this critical feature of democracy and democratic system could be threatened at arbitrary will of any or collective members involving in preemptive attacks against sovereign nations and their civilian or military leadership.
The current status with United States and Iran refraining from further escalation and conflagration is welcome and paramount to maintain not only Middle East but global peace and security considering the impact on economy, environment and humanitarian crises evolving from such confrontation.
My prayers for UIA PS752 plane crash victims’ families in the hour of great distress and grief.
Author & Presenter PadminiArhant.com