This report is going to sound harsh but it is not. It is realistic. British news channels Wednesday ran images of just a few of the refugees displaced by the Syrian civil war. The old, young and vulnerable left homeless due to the ongoing crisis in Syria.
As the images touch your heart remember that it is part of the media bandwagon to ease us into war.
UK foreign Secretary William Hague today pledged an increase in aid to the Syrian rebels, insurgents, opposition, free Syrian army, or call them what you will. The UN is pleading with countries to send aid to help the humanitarian aid effort in Syria but Hague is opting to send military style vests and armoured vehicles. According to the BBC, The UK is to provide armoured vehicles and body armour to opposition forces in Syria "to help save lives", Foreign Secretary William Hague has said. It will offer millions of pounds in "non-lethal" equipment, including search and rescue, communications, and disease-prevention materials.
Mr Hague said it was a "necessary, proportionate and lawful" response to "extreme human suffering". But some MPs said they feared being drawn into a military intervention.
Will this help the refugees? It may if Syrian President Assad is ousted but that will depend on who or what replaces him. Hague did not have a free ride in parliament and his announcement of aid to the rebels angered some. That will not prevent him acting to help the rebels though. Hague has already said that armoured vehicles and protective clothing for the rebels are only a first step.
Certainly some of the political talk is spin and propaganda aimed at outfoxing Assad but make no mistake Britain is upping its involvement in Syria. Is it about oil, money and power rather than humanitarian aid?
At time of writing a breaking news story by the BBC that around 20 UN observers are being held by armed Syrian rebels speaks oodles, if it is true. Yet these are the people the West wants to support and fund.
How about sending humanitarian aid and leaving the Syrian civil war to play out? That is without covert interference also.
William Hague and his government ministers expect the British people to endure a new bedroom tax, austerity and more but there is always money for conflict. It will be sold to Brits as indirect humanitarian aid but it is not. Few people in the UK would object to direct help to ease the suffering of the refugees, that will not be the case for rebel support.