For all the volume generated over the years by Ron Paul supporters for an end to foreign interventions, UK and mid-Atlantic libertarian news sites seem surprisingingly favourable towards the Syrian intervention.
My brief review found no comment from Guido but the Seen Elsewhere section of Order Order has linked to a sequence of pro-intervention articles, along with “openminded” Douglas Carswell. The Backbencher meanwhile has quite a lot of balance on it’s front page today although it’s founder’s editorial is extremely skeptical. According to Alex there is no logical reason why the use of a different weapon should radically change our analysis and he continues to fear that removing “a Louis” will “end up with a Napoleon”.
The popular Anna Raccoon blog is also an anti, and is in colourful form today:
Why doesn’t Hague take out a couple of dozen of our fine British soldiers, tie their hands behind their backs with a copy of the Human Rights legislation – and shoot them himself?
He could have a real bloody-hands-on experience of warfare, save the country a fortune not shipping what is left of our military out to Syria, not leave behind several thousand automatic rifles to arm the next ballot box dispute, and the rest of the military could stay home and watch x-factor.
The end result will be just the same. A couple of hundred thousand dead Syrians, and a good few dozen dead sons of England.
Meanwhile, mid Atlantic Trending Central defends against claims that pro-interventionists are really chicken and calls out to libertarians to abandon “Randian selfishness” (this is strange as Objectivist leaders favour total war on Iran) and use the military intervention by US and UK governments as an opportunity to connect with libertarians abroad. I am skeptical that this form of internationalism will work.
Finally, of course, Libertatrian Home blogger Richard Carey steps back and looks at the history, and wonders if this chemical attack is what it appears to be.
UPDATE: As parliament is recalled, Guido makes his editorial position clear: