Yes, the red line has been crossed
No way Jose, not our problem
New Hope for the Wretched era
Here's a very good comment piece by a very respected correspondent. This is exactly what I believe to be the correct course of action - beefed up diplomatic and humanitarian efforts. As the piece says, "it's not much, but it's better than bombing". These are Jenkins key points:
- No reasonable person denies that Assad used sarin in Damascus a fortnight ago.
- Obama and Kerry are right that international law must be enforced, bringing war criminals to justice. The US isn't generally in favour of this, doesn't support the ICC; but now appears to be changing its stance. Good!
- Missile strikes do not bring about régime change. They punish a population for the actions of a government that they do not necessarily support.
- Shifting objectives from, "a surgical, punitive strike" to a massively destructive one is against the very international law the US claims to be wishing to enforce.
- Obama and the US doesn't have the will or the means to invade, so what function would bombing serve?
Here it is in full.
"The crisis will end when fear changes sides" - Pablo Iglesias Turrión
"Austerity is used as a cover to reconfigure society and increase inequality and injustice." - Jeremy Corbyn
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
I'm honestly baffled by this administration.
Why does he want to attack Syria? There has to be some ulterior motive.
We need to stop trying to solve everybody problems.There's way more than enough problems, here in the United States to be solved! Jobs,Immigration, Leadership in both the House of Representatives, and the Senate.To name a few.
It's not because John McCain doesn't care. It's because John McCain doesn't get it.
At Democratic Party's Denver convention, August 2008.