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View Diary: Abbreviated pundit roundup: Opinions on Syria, unions, education and more (86 comments)

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  •  Imo the UN and GB should be the ones looking for (0+ / 0-)

    a fig leaf.  Putin's already claimed one - his story that the Syrian rebels gassed themselves to make Assad look bad.

    •  China and Russia will veto any UN action in the SC (0+ / 0-)

      so any hope of the UN joining in is a false hope

      •  I agree. So we have to step up, imo, or allow the (0+ / 0-)

        "no poison gas" norm be removed.

        I don't get why everyone seems to be against saying No to poison gas.  Only a military message will get that message through, because Assad's already abandoned any pretense of justice or morality.

        •  agreed we say no to gas (and ignore our own (0+ / 0-)

          complicity in its use in the recent past).  Do we also ban WP because Willie Pete is as nasty as any Sarin or mustard gas?  If we do ban WP, do we then ban napalm?  It seems the ban on gas is an emotional decision, not a logical one because there are other weapons that are not only as nasty but a lot easier to employ and a lot safer for those who are delivering the payloads

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