“The west’s failure has already fueled Syria’s dirty war. Now it needs to address how we got here, the endgame, the legality and the global implications before it asks for permission to shoot.”
I think we’ve all heard someone say something along the lines of “why doesn’t someone just take them out/bomb them?” about ISIS or Syria’s leader, Bashar al-Assad. As is often the case, it’s not that simple to remove a thorn as actions can have reverberating consequences. Here are three articles to consider when discussing the merits/feasibility of military intervention in Syria:
- This article from the Guardian considers the possible outcomes of a military solution from a legal perspective.
- This blog post (somewhat flippantly) looks at the geopolitical reasons why no one has taken serious steps to wipe out ISIS.
- This last article from Foreign Policy asks if the global community could have stopped the tragedy that unfolded in Syria.