Sunday, July 31, 2011

Why the British empire needs regimes like Syria's

U.S. President Barack Obama says he is "appalled" by Syria's use of violence against its own people, after rights activists said an army attack on the central city of Hama killed at least 80 people.

The White House released a statement Sunday that the "horrifying" reports out of Hama are demonstrating the "true character" of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government. Obama vowed the United States would increase pressure on Assad and work with others to isolate the Syrian government.

Compared to the war criminals of the American government, Syria's government is a bunch of amateurs. Their actual crime is their lack of subtlety, but then, it's precisely their lack of subtlety that allows the US and the UN to take the high moral ground. So, they need some such government to make themselves look relatively good.