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  •  Oh holy fucking shit (2+ / 0-)
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    protectspice, BigAlinWashSt

    and you consider yourself a serious voice on this stuff?

    Humanitarian Intervention as an officially named policy only metastasized since Kosovo, and its modern incarnation grew out of the efforts from chickenhawk intellectuals like Bernard-Henri Levy and Samantha Powers.  However, the philosophical roots of the practice have existed for far longer than that.  I suppose you've never heard of "the white man's burden" before?

    rolleye  

    Libya, Kosovo, and Gulf War I are all modern examples of the use of humanitarian paeans to justify military force.  Every time the media starts talking about how women suffer in Afghani society due to the barbaric laws in a few remote villages, it is an appeal to support humanitarian intervention.

    Come on, buddy.  Let's have some more excuses for friendly colonialism!

    The bourgeoisie had better watch out for me, all throughout this so called nation. We don't want your filthy money, we don't need your innocent bloodshed, we just want to end your world. ~H.R.

    by chipmo on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 12:58:16 PM PDT

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