xeni at August 30th, 2013 17:55 — #1
boundegar at August 30th, 2013 18:33 — #2
Just watch. They're going to announce US aggression will not be tolerated, and any missile strike will be met by an invasion force of UN Peacekeepers.
genre_slur at August 30th, 2013 21:09 — #3
How can this occur? I'm a bit surprised at the attempt by the US Government. Is it arrogant hubris, heroic stupidity, religious fervor, neoliberal extremism (the ghost of Milton Friedman acting Beyond Teh Grave!), or a conflation of all four?
boundegar at August 30th, 2013 21:43 — #4
Where have you been the last 10-20 years? All of the above, except Friedman. How did he sneak in there?
aikimo at August 30th, 2013 23:53 — #5
Milton Friedman was very much against this kind action. Say what you will about his economic theories, but in terms of foreign policy (not to mention civil rights and criminal justice), he was far more liberal than the leaders of the Democratic Party.
william_holz at August 31st, 2013 04:01 — #7
Ooh, I know, instead of announcing we're going to spend a couple billion blowing people up, we're actually going to take care of the refugees!
Oh. . wait. . no, that would make sense and be humane ... never mind, my bad.
genre_slur at August 31st, 2013 09:15 — #8
Tell that to Allende and Chile, lol.
aikimo at August 31st, 2013 14:00 — #9
Friedman never supported the overthrow of Allende, despite his opposition to Allende's economic policies. He gave a brief presentation to Pinochet, the same one he gave to Communist dictators all over the world, and he never took any money. He described Pinochet's rule as "terrible" and "despicable." The idea that Friedman benefitted or profited from the overthrow of Allende is a myth, as based in fact as claims that Reagan was a small government conservative.
So, like I said, in regards to foreign policy, Friedman was more liberal than the leaders of the Democratic Party.
entity447b at August 31st, 2013 14:01 — #10
Anyone else watch this?
It didn't really seem to say a whole lot. The inspection team is back but they haven't finished their analysis yet, and it won't pinpoint who launched the attack when it is finished.
xeni at September 4th, 2013 17:55 — #11
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