Thanks to my friend Michael Scott for finding this article. Denial makes it possible for the addict to continue his habits in the face of serious negative consequences.
At the very least, having supported policies that have led to such awful destruction, the editors of the Times, should show some humility when criticizing others over Syria. But that would require a degree of self-awareness that the editors of the Times do not possess. A world grown numb to the slaughter of civilians in Syria has been roused in the last 48 hours by photographs on social media of lifeless men, women and children in the rebel-held town of Douma, many with white foam coming from their mouths and nostrils, victims of chemical weapons.
Russia and Iran, Mr. But Douma is surrounded by Syrian forces, whom experts have blamed for most of the 85 chemical attacks in the country over the past five years. Syria had a major chemical weapons program before pledging to surrender it after chemical attacks ina commitment it failed to fully honor.
The editorial then notes that last year Trump bombed a Syria airbase in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack, and declared a few weeks ago that he was ready to withdraw from Syria.
Note the last sentence of the second paragraph: Is there anyone who expected Assad to honor the commitment? Or Russia to ensure that he did?
It will require vigilance and commitment by the United Nations, with success ultimately dependent on the cooperation of Mr.
Assad, whose forces are responsible for most of thedeaths in the brutal civil war, including what the United States says were more than 1, deaths in a chemical attack in August. Assad does not use chemical weapons. And again, we can see how the Times cheered on this destructive policy.
But the Times saw no bad in this deal either. As described by Mr.
Obama and other officials, the deal seems sound and clearly in the interest of the United States, the other nations that drafted it and the state of Israel.
In return for a phased lifting of international economic sanctions, Iran will reduce by 98 percent its stockpile of low-enriched uranium, which can be processed further into bomb-grade fuel, and reduce the number of operating centrifuges used to enrich that fuel by two-thirds, to 5, These limits mean that if Iran ever decides to violate the agreement and make a dash for a nuclear bomb, it will take a year to produce the weapons-grade fuel needed for a single bomb, compared with a couple of months now.
Many of the various restrictions in the agreement will be in force for 10 to 25 years. Obama and other officials? Did the editors of the Times take a look at the deal like I didor did they just take the word of Obama administration officials, who were the very definition of self-interested?
But we already know that if there are suspicious military sites, Iran will not allow IAEA inspectors there. In other words, like the Syria chemical weapons deal, the Iran nuclear deal is hopelessly porous. The Republican presidential hopefuls repeated that formula today — condemnation of the deal with no credible alternative to offer.
The nuclear deal effectively gave Iran a get-out-of-jail free card for its past lawbreaking and gave it money and license to increase its aggression across the Middle East. Nikki Haleyaccording to the UN, Iran is in violation of provisions of UN Security Council resolutionwhich implements the nuclear deal and prohibits Iran from exporting weapons and specifically, ballistic missiles.
If Iran is exporting weapons to Yemen it is violating I hope he does or is. I also know that two really bad plans, both of which were cheered on by the Times, have empowered Assad and destroyed Syria. The Times, cheerleading for Obama hailed the chemical deal, which eschewed force, allowed Assad to keep some of his illicit weapons and signaled to Assad that he was safe to continue using them.
The nuclear deal with Iran, again praised by the Times, gave Iran the means to ramp up its support of Assad leading to hundreds of thousands of more deaths and millions more refugees. And the worst part about is that the whole reason that Obama let Assad off the hook was in order to enable the nuclear deal.
Hof wrote in For an American president and his principal subordinates to avert their gazes from mass homicide and from doing anything at all to mitigate or complicate it is far from unprecedented. In this day and age, however, knowing what we know about twentieth century failures to protect civilians thanks to the research and writings of Samantha Power and others, it is stunningly remarkable and regrettable.
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