Tuesday, August 27, 2013

On Syria

Penny Lou Pingleton, You Are Absolutely, Positively, Permanently Punished
Using American military force is not only reckless, destructive and foolhardy - it will not solve anything or please anybody.  

There are two audiences for our actions here: Assad and the neocon warmongers. The former is in a fight to the death. How do you punish someone who is seeking a victory at any cost? Lobbing a few bombs in his general direction won't do much unless he's hit by one of them. The warmongers want a fucking war, and sending over a few cruise missiles is like giving a starving man a couple of peanuts. McCain and Graham are looking for the full meal deal, and this ain't it.
I feel like I'm trapped in a Twilight Zone episode where we keep repeating the same awful mistakes and no one ever learns.

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