posted on Jan, 6 2013 @ 06:31 AM
reply to post by Wirral Bagpuss
To be fair though, a large percentage of those "rebels" are indeed foreign fighters, armed and funded via Qatar and Saudi Arabia, who of course
receive the arms and funds from the US and UK, amongst others. They too are responsible for terrorism - suicide and car bombings - against civilians
so are hardly the noble freedom fighters.
In cases such as this, is it really any different than we could expect if WE tried an armed overthrow of our government? If we took up arms, supplied
by foreign powers, and brought in foreign mercenaries to fight alongside us, would our own government give up power and hand us the reigns? Of course
not and anyone who thinks different is sadly delusional.
As for those "war crimes" we keep hearing about, and the ICC being touted for Assad, perhaps we should also look closer to home for people just as bad
and with just as much, if not more, blood on their hands, as well as the dictators we prop up and empower because it's in "our" interests to do so.
We in the west can hardly take the moral high ground on these issues as we are responsible for so much death and destruction against innocent people.
If there were justice, we'd have seen the likes of Blair and Bush in jail long before now, with Cameron and Obama sharing the cell next door.
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