The InterventionsWatch blog has done wonderful job exposing the pious warmongering of western liberals.
This post comments astutely on John Kampher’s claim that the West’s latest rush to war in Syria is driven by an “understandable moral reflex” that “something must be done, that the tyrant can't get away with it.”
Another post reveals how incredibly eager Ken Roth, the executive director of Human Rights Watch, is to have the USA bomb Syria.
In fact, Ken Roth just took to his twitter account again to clarify that he doesn’t just want a “symbolic” bombing of Syria.
Those facts alone should convince anyone that the Obama administration couldn’t care less about civilians anywhere. Its “reflexes” are not to “protect civilians” but to stuff the pockets of the elite it serves – and a crucial part of that involves keeping its war machine humming. The people who run that war machine must never face consequences for their actions no matter how blatantly illegal and catastrophic. Dissidents like Manning, on the other hand, must be punished mercilessly.
None of this will dent the western liberal elite’s blind faith in the moral reflexes of their leaders. That should raise serious questions about the moral reflexes of people like Ken Roth.