Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Case of NATO and the Syrian Opposition

There is a silly article on the Guardian CiF calling for - and I'm not making this up - a "Turkish-Arab" force to oust the Assad's from power in Syria. Now why on earth would the Turks risk life and limb to help the Syrian people? Nobody would do something like that unless there is something in it for them. Furthermore, any victory won with the arms of another is no victory at all. This attitude is becoming much more prevalent amongst Syrian opposition figures: there is a lot of pussy-footing going on at the moment regarding foreign intervention in Syria. You either man up and ask for what you want, or you don't. Rightly or wrongly, this is no time for dithering and everybody needs to put their cards on the table.


Syriana said...

"...any victory won with the arms of another is no victory at all..."

Yet, at least as far as I could make out, you had no such position re: Libya. Strange.

Maysaloon said...

I don't think you've made out hard enough. Here are some (quite recent) posts which outline my position re: Libya. You'll find there is nothing strange about what I say at all.