The following has been adapted from the comment Contendor for Australian Labor Party leadership defends Syria against US-sponsored terrorism:
Prime Minister Albanese should take note from the young female Syrian in the embedded video below: The illegal sanctions which Australia, the US and its other allies have imposed against Syria, made life extremely difficult for Syrians, even before the earthquake. Those illegal sanctions are now causing death as those struggling to rescue earthquake survivors are deprived of life-saving equipment and medecine as consequence.
I'll just leave this here. #Syria pic.twitter.com/w3wIQZb5ZM— Kevork Almassian🇸🇾🇦🇲 (@KevorkAlmassian) February 10, 2023
In fact, when he was a contender for leader of the then Labor Opposition back in June 2013, Anthony Albanese denounced, in the speech embedded below, the Australian government's sanctions against Syria and its support for the proxy terrorist war against Syria.
Anthony Albanese- Hands Off Syria Gala Dinner - 20/6/2013
Anthony Albanese's arguments back then in 2013 are no less valid than they are today, in 2023. Contrary to what he said back then, his government has shamefully maintained the previous government's sanctions against Syria and, with Australian military advisers on the ground in Ukraine, is an active participant in the war against the people of Ukraine and Russia by the United States and its puppet Ukrainian President, Volodymr Zelensky.