Wednesday, December 21, 2016

WHO GIVES A FLYING FUCK ABOUT ALEPPO?

I say Muslims killing Muslims is a good thing.

Stop the Hand-Wringing About Aleppo
Foreign Policy ^ | Dec. 19, 2019 | Emile Simpson

Political leaders across the West piously lined up last week to identify the fall of Aleppo as a stain on our collective conscience. The West, they have said, should have done more to stop the ongoing humanitarian catastrophe in Syria.
At a purely humanitarian level, this is obviously true. States can always do more to deliver humanitarian aid to people on the ground. But in a military sense, the notion that the West should have “done more” is fantastical and learns exactly the wrong lesson from this carnival of carnage.

If there is a lesson for the West from the post-Cold War era of liberal interventionism, it is this: Either intervene decisively and be invested for the long term — or stay out.

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