Comments on: Against Attacking Syria http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/04/against-attacking-syria/ Free Markets and Social Justice Thu, 23 Nov 2017 06:50:00 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.3 By: TimStarr http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/04/against-attacking-syria/#comment-79229 Mon, 01 May 2017 23:47:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11720#comment-79229 Of course I’m perfectly serious about it. Assad & Putin’s shills have been out in force denying Assad’s culpability for the sarin gas attack on 4/4/2017, duping many ignoramuses.

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By: TimStarr http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/04/against-attacking-syria/#comment-79228 Mon, 01 May 2017 23:45:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11720#comment-79228 You repeated the myth that WWI “led to” – i.e., caused – the Bolshevik Revolution. It didn’t, Germany did, just as Germany caused WWI.

Neither Afghanistan nor Iraq are countries where our enemies were totally defeated. Their governments were overthrown, but our enemies there were not limited to their governments. They included the foreign sponsors of insurgency there (e.g., Iran, Syria, Pakistan, Russia, etc.), who have neither been defeated nor surrendered.

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By: Humanitarian non-intervention - Bleeding Heart Libertarians http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/04/against-attacking-syria/#comment-79227 Mon, 01 May 2017 21:29:57 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11720#comment-79227 […] the past two posts, I have explained why we should be skeptical of foreign military interventions. Historically, […]

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By: Against intervention - ex ante / ex post - Bleeding Heart Libertarians http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/04/against-attacking-syria/#comment-79052 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:05:51 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11720#comment-79052 […] I explained in my previous post, military interventions are almost never morally acceptable. The basic reason is relatively […]

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By: The Syrian Bombings and Just War Theory, Part II - Bleeding Heart Libertarians http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/04/against-attacking-syria/#comment-78925 Fri, 14 Apr 2017 16:31:16 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11720#comment-78925 […] previous posts disclosed the central disagreement that Bas and I have regarding humanitarian intervention.  Bas thinks that the commander’s ex ante […]

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By: Andrew Hallman http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/04/against-attacking-syria/#comment-78914 Thu, 13 Apr 2017 19:00:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11720#comment-78914 I’m not sure how Germany sponsoring the Bolshevik Revolution is related to my comment about the unpredictability of war.

It’s true that Germany has been fairly pacifist since WWII, but isn’t that also true of lots of other countries that weren’t soundly defeated in a war? It doesn’t seem like being occupied is a necessary prerequisite to being peaceful.

Also, some countries are soundly defeated in a war, and what follows is not peace but years of civil war and bloodshed. This seems to be what is happening in Afghanistan and Iraq, two countries whose governments were toppled.

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By: Uriel Alexis Farizeli Fiori http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/04/against-attacking-syria/#comment-78910 Wed, 12 Apr 2017 23:12:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11720#comment-78910 rather than, say, surveiling airspace and taking down unauthorised aircrafts?

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By: Rob Gressis http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/04/against-attacking-syria/#comment-78907 Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:48:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11720#comment-78907 Are you serious?

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By: Sean II http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/04/against-attacking-syria/#comment-78906 Wed, 12 Apr 2017 14:39:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11720#comment-78906 Let’s bring you up to date slowly:

Dirigibles. These are a kind of lighter-than-air ship which, according to noted futurist Herbert George Wells, might one day be “weaponized” (pardon my novel coinage) for the purpose of strategic bombardment.

In such a case it might regrettably become necessary to regard the dirigible factory itself as a military target, with tragic consequences for the women and child laborers who toil within.

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By: Uriel Alexis Farizeli Fiori http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/04/against-attacking-syria/#comment-78905 Wed, 12 Apr 2017 12:19:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11720#comment-78905 if there isn’t any invading army, what are you defending from?

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