If Assad has killed hundreds in a chemical weapon attack and the world takes no action then we are truly f*****d. #Syria
— David Aaronovitch (@DAaronovitch) August 22, 2013
Aaro is clear that mass murder must prompt the west into something wholly counter productive.
We here at Wonket are not military strategists, but when a leader uses chemical weapons on his own people, maybe we can all put aside bullshit partisan differences and agree that we should use some of the elevently gazillion dollars we spend on our military to SHUT THAT SHIT THE FUCK DOWN. Probably in coalition with other countries, and in a responsible way, but maybe sooner rather than later. Perhaps a No Fly Zone to protect people from future chemical weapons attacks?
Likewise, the normally excellent Wonkette is talking absolute shit.
There is no line between ongoing mass murder and a new, special mass murder. A military intervention in Syria remains as awful idea this week as it did last week. The stakes are still really high. Drawing lines in the sand around means rather than ends is a terrible idea.
You can call me heartless because I support an unrealistic policy of peacefully evacuating people from Syria to here instead of a realistic policy of exporting bombs from here to Syria via B-52s, but I’m not sure I’ll care.