“When you find yourself on the side of the majority, its time to pause and reflect. Mark Twain
Back in 2003 when I was arguing against western intervention in Iraq (not on this blog, because if blog.co.uk existed then I did not know about it,) people who flatter themselves that they are on the left of the political spectrum, the political position which, its supporters claim, has a monopoly on goodness, truth, intelligence and virtue, were screaming “But we must intervene on humanitarian grounds to stop that nasty tyrant Saddam Hussein doing nasty things to his lovely people. Why don’t you want to help those lovely people, is is because they have darker skin than us, you nasty racist, swivel eyed right wing nutter.”
Well OK, I have given up expecting intelligent, reasoned argument form the neo fascist-left,in any debate we ought to know that the socialists are right because … well they jut are, OK?
How The US Is Arming Both sides In The Iraq Conflict
It’s unfortunate that because the left dominated media show pictures of burned children and bereaved parents, and appeal to the embedded sentimentality of people in societies where Nanny State has protected them for too long from the harsh realities of the world, the unthinking majority are easily whipped into line behind a course that suits the interests of the military – indistrial complex which makes loadsa money out of selling equipment to governments so terrorists supported by the same governments can blow it up.
Actually it’s not OK, self righteousness is not a virtue. The left mindset tends to be binary, in everything it sees only two possible positions, the one they support and the evil one. It was thus on same sex marriage where any argument other tht total and enthusiastic support marked one as a homophobe, it was the same in the recent European Parliament elections when even the slightest suggestion that it might be a good idea to enforce existing immigration controls branded one a racist.
And it is the same when America’s leader, the Jug Eared Jihadist, the Rent Boy President, Barack Hussein Obama (or whatever American President happens to be in power) is phishing for support for yet another ‘humanitarian’ intervention in the domestic politics of a sovereign state with drones, bomb strikes and ground troops equipped with white phosphorus and delpeted uranium shells.
Some political nation states, particularly those cobbled together by western bureaucrats after the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire followig World War 1 or the disintegration of the British Empire and other colonial systems in the wake of World War 2, were never suited to democracy and have done well to last as long as they have. Similar problems are starting to emerge in Eastern Europe.
The current crisis in Iraq, an overflow from the western sponsored civil war in Syria, where the powers of the FUKUS axis (France, UK and USA) were eager to barge in and create another failed state until Vladimir Putin and his Chinese and Iranian allies said “stop right there”, is a direct result of the intervention in 2003 which was justified by false claims of Saddam Hussein’s regime possessing WMDs.
And if our lefty friends thought Saddam’s brutal rule warranted humanitarian intervention, they should see the stuff going on in Iraq now, the atrocities being committed by ISIS terrorists armed with American and European weapons supplied to help with the overthrow of another middle eastern dictator, Assad of Syria, who did not dance to the American tune.
from Zero Hedge:
Gruesome Footage Of ISIS Atrocities Reveals Al Qaeda Jihadists “Will Stop At Nothing”
Judging by the gruesome propaganda video being released by ISIS, it is no wonder the Iraqi soldiers and police stripped off uniforms and ran… As The Daily Mail reports, blood-thirsty jihadists are carrying out summary executions on civilians, Iraqi soldiers and police officers – including 17 in one street alone – on their warpath to Baghdad, the UN said today. As a shocking picture of the ISIS insurgency continues to develop, the Islamist group are posting barbaric videos online with the intent of showing the world they will stop at nothing to achieve their end game. The aim is to terrorise Sunnis in Iraq’s army and police forces and deepen their already low morale. It appears to be working as that fear is one factor behind the stunning collapse of Iraqi security forces.
Still thing there is a case for intervention to overthrow leaders of non democratic nations that the American President of the day does not like very much. Or that having intervened with bombing campaigns, cruise missile and drone strikes etc. to destroy the political and logistical infrastructure it is OK to withdraw for purely political reasons related to winning elections, rather than leave in place an army of occupation.
And lefties, don’t try to undermine me by saying I want recolonisation, you are the one who scream for ‘humanitarian’ intervention remember. I have always supported non intervention from the start.
Pals (in memoriam)