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I borrowed your crayons

Posted by: Gee ( si ) on March 30, 1999 at 12:22:38:

In Reply to: Re: A vote for despotism? posted by Krasny on March 29, 1999 at 15:37:10:

: Since when is it inconsistent to see the Milosevic government *and* NATO as two incredibly powerful, undemocratic institutions pursuing their own agendas which have nothing to do with 'humanitarianism?' If you want to use intellectual crayons to color NATO white and Serbs black, be my guest.

Attempts at insults are not discussion.

: If NATO's reasons for the air strikes were so compelling, if the humanitarian aspects of what they planned were so righteous, why not take it up with the UN Security Council instead of acting unilaterally, as a 'defensive' consortium?

What is so special about the UN? Why are they less of a monster? is it because they invite onto the council various leaders of autocractic countries in addition to mixed democracies?

: I'll tell you why... because the ambassadors from the world's governments would go ballistic... just as I'm sure you would should the CIS declare a bombing campaign against Turkey until such time as it agrees to stop its aggression against the Kurds.

So you want either / or. Either bomb evevry example of aggresive nationalism, or none.

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