JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: SIMON JENKINS OFFERS A RATHER INSIPID STATEMENT OF THE CAUSES OF SYRIA’S HORROR – THE MURDEROUS IMPULSE OF AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY SIMON JENKINS IN THE GUARDIAN

 

“Outside meddling has unleashed horror in Syria.’

No kidding.

America and its willing helpers have made a nightmare of a beautiful land.

It is unforgivable.

Just because they dislike an independent-minded leader and wish in effect tell the Syrians who should rule them.

Just as in Libya. Just as in Iraq. Just as in Yemen.

Disasters all.

None having anything to do with democracy or human rights.

The only differences being the degree of direct American, or British, involvement in each case and the use of hired cutthroats and lunatics rather than national forces.

Oh, and by the way, these are all representative of the values embraced by Hillary Clinton.

The impulse is entirely American exceptionalism, America’s belief in its right to decide what is right for others, with the irony being America is a country which cannot even govern itself.

Posted August 28, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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