lördag 27 maj 2017

Corbyn is spot-on

It is not often that I find myself in agreement with a left winger like Jeremy Corbyn, but he is spot-on in his analysis when he says that the Manchester bombing would not have happened if the western powers had not destabilised Libya by getting rid of Gaddafi, and that ISIS would not have risen to power if it had not been for the intervention in Iraq.

We would probably not, however, agree on the reasons. The project to turn these countries into western-style democracies were never going to succeed; their societies are too fractured and tribal for democracies to be able to work, and that is why they have always been ruled by dictators and tyrants. Fortunately, the attempt to get rid of the tyrant ruler of Syria was stopped in its tracks. Had Assad been got rid of, the consequences would have been immeasurably worse than the present situation, bad as it is.

Western countries need to stop the meddling.

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