Tuesday, September 03, 2013

I don't know whether to laugh or cry when I see the comments people are making about US intervention in Syria. There are some people whom I deeply respect for their courageous conviction and opposition to the Assad regime, but who are deeply uneasy about US involvement anywhere in the Middle East, and I respect their position and can have a discussion with them. Then there are those who I like to call the "Just Saying" crowd. These are people who will tell you, when prodded, that they don't support Assad. But you wouldn't tell by reading the comments that they make on social media. I leave them alone generally because I know that getting into a discussion with somebody who is too frightened to stand up for what they believe in, however horrendous, is not a productive exercise. But it is an entirely different matter when I see these same people stir to levels of activity that I have never seen of them in over thirty months.

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