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(BBC)   UN to send strongly worded letter to itself   (bbc.co.uk ) divider line
    More: Weird, U.N. Security Council, Free Syrian Army, General Assembly, proxy wars, Kofi Annan, Bashar, Secretary-General of the United Nations, United Nations General Assembly  
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2012-08-04 05:44:42 AM  
No thanks. We shouldn't have intervened in Iraq, we shouldn't have intervened in Libya, and we shouldn't be held responsible for intervention in Syria. Tell you what, for each million dollar gps guided bomb and cruise missile we would have dropped on someone, how about we repair a road or hire some better public school teachers at home instead.

Besides, with every single intervention the U.S. has attempted we inevitably get retroactively blamed for everything bad happening, or has happened in the past, in that nation. This has been invariably true since 1915 when we tried to mitigate the mess France left behind in Haiti. Within the blink of an eye (historically speaking), the rhetoric goes from, "OMG how can you just sit by and allow this to happen, you monsters?" to "OMG, WTF did you do that for! You completely screwed up a peaceful prosperous nation, you monsters!". Just simply no thanks.
 
2012-08-04 05:45:22 AM  

LewDux: qualtrough: Bastions of liberty and freedom Saudi Arabia and Qatar are supplying weapons to the rebels with the US facilitating and coordinating. Turkey, again with US support, has set up a base for anti-Assad rebels and is helping with weapons supply to the rebels. Meanwhile the various rebel groups have a habit of using car bombs and suicide bombs, things we normally call terrorist tactics, but that's OK because they're the good guys. Oh, they also have a nasty habit of torturing and executing their prisoners (and then putting it on the Web), but again, it's OK because they are the good guys. Speaking of torture, 'bad guy' Assad tortures prisoners too, but back in the day that was OK because we turned people over to him for interrogation so we could keep our hands clean. Al Qaeda and other fundamentalist groups are active in the opposition, but, do I have to say it again, that's OK because the opposition is the good guys. We know Syria is evil and that Assad is bad because Western news agencies and governments have been breathlessly passing along all those atrocity reports from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a one man operation operated by a single guy working out of his London apartment.

The people who believe this is a good vs bad struggle or about democracy or freedom have to be some of the most naive people on the planet
. WAKE UP, IT'S BUSINESS SHEEPLE!

 
2012-08-04 06:13:49 AM  

ThrobblefootSpectre: No thanks. We shouldn't have intervened in Iraq, we shouldn't have intervened in Libya, and we shouldn't be held responsible for intervention in Syria. Tell you what, for each million dollar gps guided bomb and cruise missile we would have dropped on someone, how about we repair a road or hire some better public school teachers at home instead.

Besides, with every single intervention the U.S. has attempted we inevitably get retroactively blamed for everything bad happening, or has happened in the past, in that nation. This has been invariably true since 1915 when we tried to mitigate the mess France left behind in Haiti. Within the blink of an eye (historically speaking), the rhetoric goes from, "OMG how can you just sit by and allow this to happen, you monsters?" to "OMG, WTF did you do that for! You completely screwed up a peaceful prosperous nation, you monsters!". Just simply no thanks.


Every damn word of this.

Please be my president.
 
2012-08-04 06:28:46 AM  

ShannonKW: with every single intervention the U.S. has attempted


There is a difference between the US and the UN. Pity it isn't greater than it is.
 
2012-08-04 07:23:27 AM  
Reminds me of where I work, where there are so many people 'tracking' and 'statusing' (yes, they use that as an actual word) that I believe you could establish and sustain a circle of uselessness full of people tracking and statusing one another with no information at all (like facts or developments) entering it.

It might not be such a bad thing if the UN occupied itself like that, instead of (e.g.) promoting tourism under the auspices of Robert Mugabe.
 
2012-08-04 09:57:57 AM  

fusillade762: Arkanaut: whatshisname: The Bestest: ..and Russia has already condemned the UN for.. condemning itself.

BTW, the 12 nays were Russia, China, Syria, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Belarus, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Burma, Zimbabwe and Venezuela

So all of the sane countries?

The Best and Brightest of the UN.

Yeah, Belarus: so bright and sane they lost their shiat when someone dropped teddy bears on them.


Well, bears are godless killing machines.
 
2012-08-04 03:02:49 PM  

Arkanaut: fusillade762: Arkanaut: whatshisname: The Bestest: ..and Russia has already condemned the UN for.. condemning itself.

BTW, the 12 nays were Russia, China, Syria, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Belarus, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Burma, Zimbabwe and Venezuela

So all of the sane countries?

The Best and Brightest of the UN.

Yeah, Belarus: so bright and sane they lost their shiat when someone dropped teddy bears on them.

Well, bears are godless killing machines.


This is what libs actually believe
 
2012-08-04 06:24:32 PM  
Eyewitnesses and activists say government forces used dozens of tanks and armoured vehicles to attack what is seen as the rebels' last stronghold in the capital.

At least 15 people were reported killed when mortars hit the nearby Palestinian refugee camp at Yarmouk late on Thursday.



Those cunning Jews Israelis! What dastardly scheme will they think of next?!
 
2012-08-04 06:27:55 PM  

The Bestest: ..and Russia has already condemned the UN for.. condemning itself.

BTW, the 12 nays were Russia, China, Syria, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Belarus, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Burma, Zimbabwe and Venezuela



So, the Fark League of Peace, Innocence, and Justice?
 
2012-08-04 06:42:59 PM  

Swiftstone2012: No good can come from this antiquated pissing contest.



That's right, countries pursuing their own interests abroad is an "antiquated" idea. Spoken just like a sheltered, affluent resident of the nation currently serving as 'king of the mountain.'

Why can't you poor, filthy people down there stop squabbling over things and just enjoy the status quo?!?
 
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