- Apr 13, 2011
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- Political Leaning
Ah crap. A couple of months ago, President Obama caved in to the hawks and announced $127 million in "nonlethal" aid to the Syrian rebels. Today he caved in again and trotted out Ben Rhodes to announce a further escalation. We'll now be sending some decidedly lethal aid to the rebels:
Great. So now we're committed to continuing escalation until Assad cries uncle and agrees to come to the table. That strategy doesn't have a sterling track record.
This seems like a good time to embed this video of Fareed Zakaria explaining why it's such a bad idea to intervene in Syria. This isn't just the usual anti-intervention shtick, either. It's a broad overview of who's who and why Syria's civil war is likely to last a very long time indeed. It's well worth five minutes of your time.
Read more @: Here's Why Arming the Syrian Rebels Is a Bad Idea | Mother Jones
Do we really wanna get involved in a civil war? Both sides clearly are not good. If Assad falls the coalition of parties against Assad are gonna just fight against each other most likely for power, no matter what even if they are elections. Can we not learn from history!? This is clearly just gonna become more and more a bigger mess.