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  •  If you know me at all (18+ / 0-)

    you know that I'm not against helping other countries and their people.  What I'm against is our brand of faux "humanitarian intervention".  I'm sure that you know the events that preceded and followed the humanitarian intervention by Tomahawk, the related Syrian situation, the fact that at the time of this "intervention" we were already involved in multiple other wars and occupations, were in the process of ramping up covert wars in many other places.  Add to that the fact that we went to another war with absolutely no consent from the people and against the advice of the Secretary of Defense and some Joint Chiefs, in favor of the policy advice of a few others, the fact that there were boots on the ground while the leaders of the country swore there weren't, and about a dozen other things.

    Add to that the extreme hypocrisy on the Arab Spring.

    Also consider the country's reaction to another little intervention that this administration wanted to do, taking out another secular leader, and what the reaction was from the citizens of this country, including a hell of a lot of military.

    I've said enough about it over the past two years that I'm not going to drag it all out again.

    So the point I'm trying to make is that my position is and always has been a bit more nuanced than you make it out to be.

    "Justice is a commodity"

    by joanneleon on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 10:24:21 AM PST

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    •  gosh (1+ / 0-)
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      you mean libya and syria are like two entirely different countries, and their uprisings followed entirely different paths, and the responses to them by the american people were entirely different? who knew such was possible?!

      The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

      by Laurence Lewis on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 10:32:43 AM PST

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