In response to my post about Madonna’s vision for Syria — namely that the U.S. should stay out “for humanity’s sake,” apparently without considering that 100,000 people have been killed and more than a million displaced — comes this miraculous vision:
You ask how it can be for Humanity’s Sake? How many will the indiscriminate bombing kill, maim, and leave without water, electricity, and sewers. Too many interventionists justify their view with the term “Humanitarian”, without pointing out that they are justifying the opposite. When Syrians are ready Assad will be gone and not until then.
As I said the other day, in my first post on intervention in Syria, there aren’t a whole lot of good options for ameliorating the ongoing conflict. Those who see intervention or non-intervention as something clear cut and obvious seem to care much more about their preferred policy than they do about the humanitarian disaster on the ground.
Arguing that the civil war will only persist as long as Syrians want it to persist — and thus that no one else really needs to concern themselves with the death toll or the refugees because it’s all a problem of their own making and will work itself out when they’re ready — is like insisting that we can’t see mythical creatures because we just aren’t believing in them enough.