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Support Assad

BK24 Wrote: Apr 12, 2013 10:37 AM
How about this for a foriegn policy - the life of one American soldier is worth more that the lives of all the ragheads in all the camels--t kingdoms of the middle east combined. Let them slaugthter each other wholesale. Mass violence is their way of life, taught to them by their Godless "god." Let the practice it undisturbed.

Analysts agree that "the erosion of the Syrian regime's capabilities is accelerating," that it step-by-step continues to retreat, making a rebel breakthrough and an Islamist victory increasingly likely. In response, 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 al-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...