April 12, 2013

AND WHO GETS HURT BUT MUSLIMS?:

The Case for Supporting Assad  (Daniel Pipes, 4/12/13, National Review)

[I] am changing my policy recommendation from neutrality to something that causes me, as a humanitarian and decades-long foe of the Assad dynasty, to pause before writing: Western governments should support the malign dictatorship of Bashar Assad.

Here is my logic for this reluctant suggestion: Evil forces pose less danger to us when they make war on each other. This (1) keeps them focused locally and (2) prevents either one from emerging victorious (and thereby posing a yet-greater danger). Western powers should guide enemies to stalemate by helping whichever side is losing, so as to prolong the conflict.

Realism is just another name for evil.

Posted by at April 12, 2013 8:41 PM
  

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