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When Are NATO Going Into Syria
 
# 16 : Friday 23-12-2011 @ 21:59
 
 
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When civilians are being killed in exchange for peaceful protest then it should be the West's business.

Well Iraq is starting to unravel and that bodes ill for how a NATO intervention in an equally divided Syria would work out. Exactly the same thing happened in Europe for centuries under the Inquisition, feudal barons and absolute monarchies but democracy evolved of its own accord here, rather than being imposed from outside. I also question whether the Western concept of "freedom" is one desirable to tribal or theocratic cultures such as the Arab and Islamic world, which has no real history of democracy. The West, in contrast, has a longstanding tradition of intermittent democracy since the ancient world which demonstrates its greater compatibility with democratic life. In that context, the implantation of democracy in Syria by Western intervention could well prove to be an Indian Summer rather than a permanent state of affairs, which raises the question as to whether the longterm cost is worth the benefits.
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# 17 : Friday 23-12-2011 @ 22:01
 
 
If a dictator is machine gunning civilian protesters it is cowardice to say it's none of our business.
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# 18 : Friday 23-12-2011 @ 22:01
 
 
eh, NATO didn't go into Iraq.
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# 19 : Friday 23-12-2011 @ 22:02
 
 
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eh, NATO didn't go into Iraq.

But its the same principle i.e. Western intervention.
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# 20 : Friday 23-12-2011 @ 22:06
 
 
Someone said :
But its the same principle i.e. Western intervention.

No it's not. A single country can be defined as "Western intervention" wheras NATO requires agreement (or abstension) between all NATO countries.
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# 21 : Friday 23-12-2011 @ 22:06
 
 
Someone said :
If a dictator is machine gunning civilian protesters it is cowardice to say it's none of our business.

OK, so who do you want to invade? you can happily sit back and and let some other nations kids get shot to fuck to make you feel good... Who do you want to sort it out????
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# 22 : Friday 23-12-2011 @ 22:21
 
 
Someone said :
If a dictator is machine gunning civilian protesters it is cowardice to say it's none of our business.

Like Tianamen Square? Where was the clamour for intervention then? Or are the rules different when the offending party is a 'Socialist' regime?

Naturally my sympathies go out to the victims and those seeking greater freedom and democracy in their respective countries but it is an internal affair for the country concerned unless a genocide is being committed, in which case the UN Genocide Convention, requiring international intervention, comes into play. There is no evidence of systematic genocide in this case.
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# 23 : Friday 23-12-2011 @ 22:23
 
 
The protestors need support of some kind, it doesn't mean a full scale war needs to be mounted.

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# 24 : Friday 23-12-2011 @ 22:24
 
 
I wouldn't be surprised If the Syrian Goverment had something to do with the bombings and the ones in Iraq too!
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# 25 : Friday 23-12-2011 @ 23:58
 
 
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OK, so who do you want to invade? you can happily sit back and and let some other nations kids get shot to fuck to make you feel good... Who do you want to sort it out????

I didn't say anything about invading anyone. I just don't agree with the statement that this is none of our business. There's quite a leap between actively ignoring it and a declaration of war followed by invasion.
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# 26 : Saturday 24-12-2011 @ 00:47
 
 
The Arab League can probably be trusted to sort it out. Unlike Bahrain, where the Saudis and the UAE were preventing a (as they saw it) pro-Iranian Shia regime taking power, the Syrian Alawite (a Shia sect) regime is already regarded as a crony of Iran and therefore won't illicit the kind of sympathy the Bahraini-Sunni regime did.
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# 27 : Saturday 24-12-2011 @ 08:41
 
 
Yea because they have such a great track record.
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# 28 : Saturday 24-12-2011 @ 08:59
 
 
I bet If we sent you in Penny, you'd sort them out!
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# 29 : Monday 6-2-2012 @ 21:06
 
 
WTF
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# 30 : Monday 6-2-2012 @ 21:26
 
 
Someone said :
The protestors need support of some kind, it doesn't mean a full scale war needs to be mounted.

Send in some seals in helicopters and take out the leaders. Like the way that they eventually took out Osama bin Laden.
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