In light of evidence that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons against its own people (above), Andrew Bacevich frames the issue THUSLY:


First, why does this particular heinous act rise to the level of justifying a military response? More specifically, why did a similarly heinous act by the Egyptian army elicit from Washington only the mildest response? Just weeks ago, Egyptian security forces slaughtered hundreds of Egyptians whose “crime” was to protest a military coup that overthrew a legitimately elected president. Why the double standard?


Second, once U.S. military action against Syria begins, when will it end? What ...

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In light of evidence that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons against its own people (above), Andrew Bacevich frames the issue THUSLY:

First, why does this particular heinous act rise to the level of justifying a military response? More specifically, why did a similarly heinous act by the Egyptian army elicit from Washington only the mildest response? Just weeks ago, Egyptian security forces slaughtered hundreds of Egyptians whose “crime” was to protest a military coup that overthrew a legitimately elected president. Why the double standard?

Second, once U.S. military action against Syria begins, when will it end? What ...

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