How does more war help?... By Akbar
11 September, 2013
One wonders when the US will learn from its terrible mistakes of unlawfully using force against other countries. Still not out of the quagmire that they put themselves in both Iraq and Afghanistan, the US is now itching to bomb Syria. This invasion will be blatantly unlawful – without the sanction of the UN Security Council.
Yes, it is true that the Assad regime is involved in serious human rights violations. The other side – the rebels – are hardly liberal democrats either and are thought to be associated with Al-Qaeda. If the Assad regime falls because of US intervention, the US may have a pro Al-Qaeda dispensation to contend with. And the Syrian people will be left having to deal with them. The Americans should work within the ambit of international law and try and find a solution that would lessen, and not increase, the misery of the Syrian people.
Akbar Jan Marwat