Saturday, 12 September 2015

Addiction To Meddling

From the migrant crisis to Alexander Blackman, will Western leaders ever learn? | Daily Mail Online

The invasions were planned but the subsequent occupations were not, and they were invariably chaotic and disastrous. During the occupation phases, the world’s most powerful armies found themselves humbled by the world’s most primitive.

The expense of it all was colossal — some $3 to $4 trillion on one estimate. Yet today, the menace of the warlords of ISIS in Syria and Iraq is worse than anything posed by the Taliban, Saddam Hussein or Colonel Gaddafi in Libya.

There is a ghost of democracy in Iraq and Afghanistan, but little stability, peace or prosperity. None of the ‘victorious powers’ dare walk the streets in the capitals they claimed to have freed from oppression.

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