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  •  Can we stay at least out of this one, please? (5+ / 0-)

    Iraq is a disaster, infinitely worse off then before our "war on terror".
     Libya is a wreck, infinitely worse off then before our "war of humanitarian intervention".
     We've already done more than enough harm to Syria through our proxies Qatar and Saudi - and Syria will be infinitely worse off once it's "liberated" then it was before our meddling.

    Sure, Hussein, Ghaddafi and Assad (father and son) were brutal dictators but at least they were secularist - in Iraq, Libya and Syria there was a beginning of modern civic life, there was an emancipation of women, anybody who was not overtly political was safe at night, medical care, welfare, education were all steadily improving.

    Since we intervened violently to bring "freedom and democracy" all these countries have turned into catastrophes: endless death, civil, sectarian, tribal wars, the wholesale destruction and collapse of infrastructure, the collapse of education, medical care, increased repression of women, endless refugees...

    And some want us to export more of this?

    As for the "freedom fighters" we empower so easily and mindlessly, after a couple of years we get the blowback we seeded and we relabel them "terrorists" and drone the crap out of them.

    What we need to do is to stop meddling violently in other countries - especially the oil-rich ones, so watch out for Iran - , stop our endless foreign wars and look at the mess that this country has become with collapsing education, infrastructure, lack of medical care for any but the rich, with an increasing disparity between the very rich and the  very poor. The collapse of our manufacturing, with weapons and bombs as our only export...

    We're shocked by a naked nipple, but not by naked aggression.

    by Lepanto on Mon May 13, 2013 at 01:23:12 AM PDT

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