whoslefty:

dexysmidnight asked:

Short answer; American intervention in Syria wouldn’t affect me much. But the holocaust didn’t affect me either - doesn’t make it less horrible. American interventionism and imperialism anywhere is a threat to sovereignty and freedom everywhere. Assad’s regime is winning against the ‘rebels’, so it’s not that vulnerable as is. American intervention would be unjust, illegitimate and a crime supporting terrorism, even if it is just an air campaign. The US love ‘troops on the ground’ though.

Firstly, to compare a foreign intervention in a civil war to the Holocaust is not really cool.

Sovereignty is inherently linked to self-determination, something which the Assad regime is denying to its own people. And freedom? There’s not a lot of that happening in Syria right now either. (Not that I really support throwing the word freedom around like that, it can be used to enhance any sort of case. Each situation needs to be evaluated individually, without cries of “oh but freedom! our liberties!”).

Assad’s regime may be winning against the rebels, but that’s not much of an opposition. Syria’s military is a load of crap, and has been for decades now. Especially considering it now also has to face internal opposition, and much of its soldiers and equipment are no longer in its possession, it’s especially weak.

I don’t see much to support your contention an intervention would be “unjust and illegitimate” - as for the former, there are plenty of ways to justify an intervention (not that I’d agree with some or even most of them, but for example, a utilitarian argument based on stopping the bloodshed, or a rights-based one from self-determination).

Bush may have preferred boots on the ground, but Obama’s preference has always been for air strikes, or at most covert / special operations. I’d rate the chances of Obama deploying ground troops in Syria the same as Britney Spears making a good record.

When did this idea come about that talking about the holocaust at all was offensive? Me comparing foreign intervention and the Holocaust was not saying that they’re equally as bad, I was saying that they are both bad. There is absolutely nothing wrong with me comparing them like that, because that is something that they do share.
Oh really? Then why are there so many democratic elections? Why was there a referendum last year to change the constitution; that the people voted in favour of? Why did Bashar al-Assad attempt to follow every step of Kofi Annan’s peace plan, when the rebels just ignored it?
Do you really think the rebels are going to allow that kind of freedom to the Syrian people? Forgetting that a great portion of them aren’t actually Syrian and more still are members of terrorist groups (what ever happened to that ‘War on Terror’ - we’re essentially arming our enemies again). They’ve already shown that they will be brutal leaders - anti-Assad people seem to ignore the rebels’ use of chemical weapons, massacres, rape, torture and the fact that they are eating the organs of dead soldiers. They’ve committed countless war crimes - that’s documented fact. And the US government is considering arming them and intervening to prop them up as a government.
There is absolutely no justification for American intervention in Syria. It has become so normalized recently. “Oh people are suffering we have to go help them” - but it’s not our responsibility. And anyone that actually believes the reason the US is considering intervention is to help the Syrian people are fools.
Syria and Iran are two of the largest opponents to American state terrorism left in the region (US intervention took care of all the others). America want no political opposition, Syria is a key point in the region. If they topple Syria they pretty much control the Middle East and North Africa. The only threat left would be Iran, which would be guaranteed to fall quickly as the United States would find chemical weapons or human rights abuses or something to attack them for.
The thing is; whether you agree with Assad or the rebels, we can’t keep allowing the US to do this. We call it ‘intervention’ but it is waging war that will continue until millions of innocent people are dead. Allowing them to invade Iraq allowed them to launch a campaign of drone strikes spanning half a dozen nations, allowing them to attack Libya allows them to attack Syria. Allowing them to attack Syria will allow them to attack Iran. What’s stopping them from eventually attacking a nation that we’re allied with - what’s stopping them from attacking us?
US intervention has caused atrocities all over the globe. Now their sights are set on the Middle East and they won’t rest until the entire region is burning. Obama may not deploy troops, but the next election is pretty much in the bag for Republicans and the groundwork Obama is laying now will allow the ground-invasion-loving Republicans to do what they do best (unless, God-willing, a libertarian becomes the GOP’s candidate). Hell, I’d probably prefer that over Obama’s longstanding, cowardly drone-strike campaign of terror (catchy name, right?). The Democrats certainly love their planes.
We can’t allow it to continue - Syria is not America’s problem, just like Iraq. If they’re allowed to make that mistake again there will be no coming back from it. Syria is the turning point.
18th May, SaturdayReblog

Pentagon plans to fight ‘War on Terror’ for another 20 years

Of course they fucking do.

17th May, FridayReblog

If Obama invades Syria, so help me God…

17th May, FridayReblog
haneen-t-nasr:

First Intifada… 1987 - Jenin

So beautiful.

haneen-t-nasr:

First Intifada…
1987 - Jenin

So beautiful.


eretzyisrael:

Only in Israel…
Translation: Soldier, do not stay hungry, even if you’re short of money, ask for Gil and what you miss will be on the house.

'but if you're an Arab you can starve in the gutter like an animal'.
Too right, only in Israel.

eretzyisrael:

Only in Israel…

Translation: Soldier, do not stay hungry, even if you’re short of money, ask for Gil and what you miss will be on the house.

'but if you're an Arab you can starve in the gutter like an animal'.

Too right, only in Israel.


I believe that the future of Pakistan and perhaps the stability of the entire region rests on today’s election entirely. And looking at the partial count recently published - they’ve taken the wrong route.

11th May, SaturdayReblog

It started raining so I turned off my lights and fuck I should do this more often. It’s so bright outside because of the highway. The sound of all the cars and the headlights going past in the corner of my eye and the rain, it’s just great. I need some incense though.

11th May, SaturdayReblog
WMDs tho

People>Animals>Water>Trees>Profits

Seriously guys, what is so wrong with that?

My capitalist friends don’t like it because I literally think everything is more important than money. My vegan friends don’t like it because I think human suffering is more of a problem than animal suffering. And my Ent friends, don’t even get me started on those motherfuckers - those guys are pissed.

I mean it’s fair enough to say “They’re all important” - but sometimes you just need to put things in perspective.

It’s not like they celebrate it over there or anything, but think about this; according to some sources half of Iraq’s children don’t have mothers to spend Mother’s Day with this weekend.

What the fuck guys? Sure, animal cruelty sucks… but what the fuck?

10th May, FridayReblog
Anonymous asked: i'd come off anon, but i'm a little bit shy. and i'm unsure as to whether or not you'd still be flattered. haha.

Hey well it’s easier to talk off of anon because not everything has to be published. But it’s up to you, if it makes you uncomfortable there’s no need.

9th May, ThursdayReblog

Anonymous asked: do you have a 'type' when it comes to girls?

I suppose I would, I’m not sure. I can be particular about certain things. But then there are other things that I just don’t really care about. So in the end I can be attracted to a bunch of different people that don’t look anything alike. I know some people where every girl they’re attracted to looks the same - that just seems weird to me.

9th May, ThursdayReblog

Anonymous asked: I kind of want to be the girl in the woods with you; taking LSD and listening to music.

Well I’m most certainly flattered. It sounds fun though right? There’s just something so relieving about being with nature, away from all of the people, machines and stress. It’s like you can just forget about all of the weight on your shoulders. You should come off of anon so I know who I’m talking to.

8th May, WednesdayReblog

"As the great warrior-poet Ice Cube once said; if the day does not require an AK, it is good."

8th May, WednesdayReblog
Anonymous asked: do you dislike all Jews or just the Israeli state? Personally, I got no time for Israel, but I'm sure most Jews are good people

Most Jews are probably good people - personally I don’t think I’ve met any. I just don’t like Israel or Zionists. There are plenty of anti-Israel Jews, and Jews that don’t have any opinion on the matter. Those guys are probably cool.

8th May, WednesdayReblog

Son of an Israeli General: ‘Peace can only come without a Jewish state’

Peled said that his sister held the Israeli regime responsible of the death of her daughter. “The two young men who did this terrible thing, took their own lives and the life of my daughter and other innocent people with them, because we, the Israelis brought them to such despair and hopelessness. When we take away people’s land and destroy their homes, and put their fathers in prison and kill their younger brothers and sisters in their schools, when we deny them a future and hope, this is what happens. I hold the Israeli government responsible for my daughter’s death,”

8th May, WednesdayReblog

When you start to feel the heat from Palestine, Syria, Lebanon and Iran all at once it must get mighty uncomfortable. Lovin’ the news today. Raise a drink for the eventual destruction of the Israeli state.

8th May, WednesdayReblog