Think Hard Before You Vote

A rioter walks through a burning barricade in Liverpool

Attributing the refugee crisis to Assad, or claiming the majority of civilians who’ve been killed have been killed by his military, comes to us straight from the regime change playbook. We heard the same propaganda in the run up to the war in Iraq in 2003 and also in the run-up to NATO’s intervention in Libya in 2011. Both countries are now failed states as a direct consequence of our military intervention.

Making the same catastrophic mistake again would be a crime that history will not forgive.

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5 Responses to Think Hard Before You Vote

  1. Arkenaten says:

    Where’s you? Hope everything is hunky dory?

  2. I hardly ever read a newspaper they upset me that much…so please excuse my lack of political savvy. I’m still a flower child hoping the world will mend its ways…I know it’s a long shot, but that’s where I’m at. I appreciate your intelligence and political point of view more than you know 🙂

  3. Arkenaten says:

    I fear there is a certain amount of ordained inevitability – if there is such a term.
    When the shit hits the fan readily comes to mind.

    • micklively says:

      I hope “the shit” isn’t a euphemism for WWIII.
      Thanks Ark.
      p.s. sorry I haven’t been in touch for a while. My software has been declared too decrepit for the WordPress Reader.

      • Arkenaten says:

        No, Mick, no allusion to a Global Dust Up.
        I suspect it will all be sorted out over a few dates, a camel and a cup of coffee … eventually.
        Hope your software problem is sorted soon. I am sure your missus hopes so too.

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