Further to this post,
how can one want any side in the civil war to win and how can one imagine any sort of decent peace given what people are doing to each other?
In Syria, war crimes don’t take sides, U.N. report says
They were prisoners of war on different sides of a conflict that’s raged for nearly five years. But all of them faced a horrifying reality, according to a new report on Syria released by the United Nations.
Torture, mass executions and other war crimes have been carried out against detainees held by groups on practically all sides of the fighting, according to the report released Monday by the U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Syria.
The Syrian government, armed anti-government groups and armed terrorist groups including ISIS and al Nusra Front (al Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate) all systematically committed murders, rapes or other forms of sexual violence, torture, imprisonment, enforced disappearance and other acts, the report says…
I wrote earlier:
What to Do About the Bloody Middle East?
Poor bloody locals. If the West is truly willing to sort things out right now, are we then willing to rule–one way or another–for some decades or so to try to ensure things work out wellish? Triple double HAH! Given no willingness for, or today in the West intellectual acceptance of, such a prospect, then let us just face things honestly:
What with neo-colonialism no longer allowed, even conceivable.