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This is utter brilliant and frames the shitty situation that is the Syrian “conflict.” And to me, highlights exactly why we should stay out of it. Which itself doesn’t even get into whether we have the legal or moral ability to do so.

gregfallis.com

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       “We HAVE to do something about Syria!”
       “Okay. Why?”
       “Because the Syrian government used chemical weapons against their own people!”
       “Okay. But hasn’t the Syrian government been killing their own people for a couple of years now?”
       “Yes. But this time they used chemical weapons!”
       “Okay. Do chemical weapons kill their victims deader than conventional weapons?”
       “You don’t understand! Chemical weapons are indiscriminate!”
       “Okay. But when the Syrian government shelled neighborhoods where insurgents were suspected of hiding, wasn’t that also indiscriminate?”
       “The chemical weapons killed noncombatants! Women! Children! Old people!”
       “Okay. Didn’t the shelling also kill women and children and old…”
       “We have to do something to stop the killing of innocents!”
       “Okay. What…

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2 thoughts on “okay, we have to do something about syria

    • I actually thought of that when I came across this one. But I couldn’t remember where you had sent me the link, so thanks for sharing it again. I still dig the style of this one, however.

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