Saturday, 24 September 2016

The Telegraph: Western voters have made foreign intervention almost impossible. That is a dangerous mistake

The Telegraph: Western voters have made foreign intervention almost impossible. That is a dangerous mistake

by Rupert Sutton

"Last week, as David Cameron’s decision to intervene and protect the citizens of Benghazi from Colonel Gaddafi’s murderous attentions was heavily criticised, future British intervention in overseas conflicts suffered another setback as a policy tool. Unfortunately, this is happening at the very time it is needed most.

Largely based on the findings of a dubious Foreign Affairs Select Committee report, Cameron’s critics railed against intervention. They did this while ignoring Syria, where three years after planned action to prevent President Assad butchering his own citizens was called off, independent monitors recently put the body count at 430,000 and rising.

Those slamming intervention also continued regardless of a stream of arrests across Europe, each revealing more individuals planning terrorist attacks who had been incited by Syria-based Isil recruiters intent on replicating the grisly successes of Brussels, and Paris."


The opponents of intervention seem to think we should have just let Gaddafi slaughter his own people, just like Assad continues to do in Syria.

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