posted on Oct, 11 2012 @ 02:47 PM
Although I am against military intervention of the sort we saw in Iraq, I am in favour in this circumstance, and I would have been in favour in the
Libyan scenario as well. I believe that there is a humanitarian situation that is extreme, ongoing, and should have been ended pretty much the moment
it was begun.
Diplomacy is all very well, but only as long as it serves justice and freedom. When it does not, or when it is prevented from doing so, the
consequences are that the only recourse left, is impotently watching a massacre (unacceptable) or getting fist deep in the issue, and tearing a hole
in the guts of the oppressor. This is one such scenario.
For those who are overly concerned that this might stiffen the resolve of UN member states regarding the Iran situation, well... these situations are
utterly different. For a start, the scenario in Syria right now is that every day someone dies because of the dictatorial warmachine that currently
marches through its lands, headed by Assad. That represents an immediate humanitarian crisis, which international aid organisations are being
prevented from assisting with, and this should not be overlooked as a concern for Syrians alone. People remember thier saviors, but they remember
those who watched them suffer and did nothing far, far longer.
Where Iran is concerned, no one has any hard evidence that they are planning, building, or even thinking of planning or building a nuclear device,
and even if they had one, it would be burned out of the air, shot down, or blown up on the ground by the US, UK, Israel, or some other nation that
didnt fancy a nuclear threat. We have anti nuke tech, we do not have anti fascism technology yet, and that is why Syria is a) the most pressing
humanitarian concern right now, and b) why the Iran situation has nothing to do with it.
The only reason I even mention Iran in this, is because as I stated, sometimes people think that being ok with an intervention in one nation, for one
reason, makes interventions in other nations for other reasons ok too. It doesnt. They have nothing to do with one another, and indications to the
otherwise are being made either in ignorance, or in willful deceit.