Saturday, December 12, 2015

All Talk and No Action have Made the World A Worse Place


 Condemnation coupled with no action or haphazard reluctant actions have kept Assad in power and killing for five years and counting, have facilitated the resurgence of IS/Daesh and the rise of Trumpmania and other fascist currents around the world, have empowered Iran and Russia as they embark on new imperial ventures, and have cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of civilians and dislocated millions of people. This is the price of not doing “stupid things.” Would an early intervention against Assad have produced worse results?