Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Reddit Tell A Friend Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites
Best Web OpEds

The Syrian Refugee Crisis and the 'Do Something' Lie

Quicklink Submitted By   Follow Me on Twitter     Message Scott Baker     Permalink    (# of views)   No comments

Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; , Add Tags

Well Said 1   News 1   Supported 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to H3 9/6/15

Become a Fan
  (79 fans)
From flickr.com/photos/21929919@N00/15209137777/: Syrian refugees
Syrian refugees' camp in Cappadocia, Turkey
(Image by Fabio Sola Penna)
  Permission   Details   DMCA

It didn’t take long for the universal and entirely justified outrage over a picture of a dead three-year-old to be funneled by the “do something” pundits to justify regime change in Syria. The “do something” crowd wants us to “do something” about the refugee crisis and “solve” the “bigger problem,” which, of course, involves regime change. To create the moral urgency and to tether the refugee crisis to their long-standing warmongering, these actors have to insist the US has “done nothing” about Syria. But this is all a fantasy. The US has been “intervening” in the Syrian civil war, in measurable and significant ways, since at least 2012—most notably by arming, funding and training anti-Assad forces.

Read the rest of the story HERE:

At fair.org

 

- Advertisement -

Well Said 1   News 1   Supported 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

Scott Baker is a Managing Editor & The Economics Editor at Opednews, and a blogger for Huffington Post, Daily Kos, and Global Economic Intersection.

His anthology of updated Opednews articles "America is Not Broke" was published by Tayen Lane Publishing (March, 2015) and may be found here:
http://www.americaisnotbroke.net/

Scott is a former President of Common Ground-NYC (http://commongroundnyc.org/), a Geoist/Georgist activist group. He has written dozens of articles for (more...)
 

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon Share Author on Social Media   Go To Commenting

The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Follow Me on Twitter

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles