January 23, 2014

Please, Stop the Crocodile Tears over Syria

Dan Hodges, Daily Telegraph

The Associated Press

Can we please stop the crocodile tears over Syria? If there’s one thing more nauseating than the Assad torture factories, it’s the synthetic outrage and faux horror that has greeted their discovery. Last year the world had an opportunity to send a signal to the Assad regime. Actually, the world had the opportunity to send a signal to itself. Faced with evidence the Syrian government had been using chemical weapons on its own citizens – effectively choking its own children to death in their beds – we had the chance to take a stand. Not a chance to halt the slaughter overnight, or topple the Assad regime. But to put down a marker that said “You are on notice. We will not simply walk by on the other side. Remember, though the mills of justice grind slowly,...

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