Comments on: The devil who can’t deliver http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2013/05/09/the-devil-who-cant-deliver/ Fri, 31 Jul 2015 03:37:49 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: NeilMcGowan http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2013/05/09/the-devil-who-cant-deliver/#comment-2754 Sun, 12 May 2013 05:57:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=1819#comment-2754 Nobody wants the US to intervene anywhere, Vulture.

Found your WMD yet, you gutless scum??

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By: matthewslyman http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2013/05/09/the-devil-who-cant-deliver/#comment-2752 Fri, 10 May 2013 13:09:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=1819#comment-2752 Reuters carried an article a few days ago, quoting Lavrov extensively; in which he sounded eminently sensible.

On the basis of what Lavrov SAID, I could almost have imagined him in the place of David Lloyd George; advocating a “No Victor, No Vanquished” solution to the conflict.

If we, without good reason, strip any faction of its military power; we leave that faction naked of its ultimate guarantees of political influence and freedom from external interference, and we threaten some aspect of the pluralistic nature of Syrian society.

The question for me is whether we have good reason and right to do this. Should we support the Syrian rebels on the basis of Bashar’s brutality? On the basis of the apparent use of chemical weapons in urban areas by Assad’s men? Or on the basis of the persecutions, prejudices and inequities of forty years of dynastic rule by Assad’s family and their cronies? Or on the basis of a refusal of Assad’s government to enter into any meaningful compromise with their fellow Syrian citizens; notwithstanding their claims of being ready to negotiate, and their fair promises to hold “democratic” polls on a transitional government whilst simultaneously firing artillery into the particular parts of Syrian cities where Assad’s people want the voting turnout to be lowest?

As Kerry suggested to Lavrov, this agreement can’t just be a piece of paper…

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By: VultureTX http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2013/05/09/the-devil-who-cant-deliver/#comment-2751 Thu, 09 May 2013 18:36:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=1819#comment-2751 after Libya, people still want the US to intervene. really

Why should we, consider the casualties the US suffered thanks to the Arab Spring in Libya.

/because every day we don’t intervene , AQ jihadists are fighting Al-Quds supporters, so the downside is what again?

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