Category Archives: humanitarian intervention

“Cruise Missile Liberals”

Media Lens usefully critiques liberal interventionists advocating a US war front in Syria: Despite hundreds of years of conflict, the documentary record, and the West’s disastrous ‘humanitarian’ wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya, the Pew Research Journalism Project found last … Continue reading

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“Humanitarian” intervention in Syria?

The prospect for another US war front is rearing its head in Syria. The pretext, predictably, is humanitarian. What one has to ignore in order to take this pretext seriously is the actual historical record of US interventions in the … Continue reading

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The time we killed civilians in order to save civilians… (NATO in Libya)

UPDATE: NYTimes reporters have increased the estimate of deaths. “The acknowledgement came after a New York Times investigation revealed at least 40 civilians, and perhaps more than 70, were killed by NATO airstrikes, including at least 29 women or children.” … Continue reading

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Humanitarianism, the new code of hypocrisy

Suffice it to say that in today’s world, zealous declarations about protecting civilians and humanitarian intervention is the newest cipher for Western strategic operations. When Obama, Sarkozy, and their allies make broad claims about saving humanity from evil, they are … Continue reading

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Libya intervention, Obama hypocrisy

It has become clear that the UN resolution authorizing the use of force in Libya is essentially a mandate to oust Gaddafi. There are three major problems with what is going on, from my point of view. First, is the … Continue reading

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Libyan intervention: humanitarianism or imposing regime change?

Update: From aljazeera’s Libya liveblog: 4:00pm Civilians have been hit in the bombardment of sites in Libya, says Russia – which called for an immediate end to the strikes. A foreign ministry spokesman said: In that respect we call on … Continue reading

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