July 3, 2012

West Uses 'Morality' to Justify Interventions

Faisal al Yafai, The National

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America and other countries decide on intervention largely for political, rather than moral, reasons. But appeals to morality are used to support either conclusion.

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TAGGED: Yemen, Iraq, Egypt, United States

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