Tag Archive for Syria

Wonderful force multipier employed by Stop The War

What are this sorry lot upto? Out numbered two to one by their collection of placards this does not look all that impressive. But wait… Who are they waving the placards at? Parliament? No. They are waving them at this lot: And all these guys: See? Clever huh? What they have done is found the…

Arms in Iraq

Robert Tyler is keeping an eye on the Middle East for the Backbencher: About this time last year the US, UK and French governments were looking into the possibility of offering support to rebel groups in Syria. I made my opposition very clear on this Blog and many others. My opposition was on the basis…

Can Obama already be impeached over Syria?

The question mark in the title implies a genuine question. I would like to hear from commentators about whether an impeachment proceeding could technically (if not actually) succeed based on the state of play today as at 0830. First, because it may be relevant and because it adds to the mischief, the more certain case…

A Defence of War

Much debate has gone on among people who self-identify as libertarians about the correct response to the horror in Syria. I made my position clear, and have done so for a while, that military intervention – if properly deployed and policed – would be a far better alternative than gutless international censure or inaction. Despite…

Stop War demonstration on Syria – TOMORROW

Pavel, a regular from the meetup, will be attending a Stop War demonstration this Saturday 31st. Still you ask? I did to, Pavel writes: Yes, still – 272 MPs voted for the operation Quite. Buried in the polling news is the fact that 47% of the people agree with a pro-inteventionist agenda. The number of…

I fail the purity test. But then I smelled the mass graves in Bosnia and did not just read about them reading the Times whilst eating my cornflakes in Surrey.

Libertarian press is divided on Syria

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,…