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  •  What about them? (0+ / 0-)

    I stand by those words, and none of them involve calling anyone pro-Assad.

    What are you even accusing me of anymore?

    Art is the handmaid of human good.

    by joe from Lowell on Tue Jul 31, 2012 at 01:35:22 PM PDT

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    •  I am stating that your words (0+ / 0-)

      were reasonably, if erroneously, construed to speak of support for intervention in Syria.  You wrote:

      "Unlike Libya and Syria, in which the Libyans and Syrians themselves - the people who were living under those dictatorships - overthrew them, and we played a supporting role comparable to the French Fleet at Yorktown.

      It is a giant, glaring blind spot not to recognize the difference between the US toppling someone else's government, vs. the U.S. backing locals who topple their own government."

      My recollection is you supported intervention in Libya. you comparison of the situations, given your previous support, led to my reasonable but erroneous conclusion, that you supported intervention in Syria.

      As for the equation issue, that is best understood in the context of the response - to wit , my response was to just such an equation. Your taking issue with my statement on China,  was, at best,  off topic.

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