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.
Of course they fucking do.
If Obama invades Syria, so help me God…
1987 - Jenin
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
"As the great warrior-poet Ice Cube once said; if the day does not require an AK, it is good."
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.
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,”
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.