O Intermitente<br> (So long, farewell, auf weidersehen, good-bye)

O Intermitente
(So long, farewell, auf weidersehen, good-bye)

segunda-feira, agosto 25, 2003

JOSÉ RAMOS HORTA SOBRE A GUERRA (via Dissecting Leftism)

"ONE question I put to people who oppose wars, any war, is: Should the rest of the world have surrendered to Nazi Germany and imperial Japan? Because, based on our belief that we should not use force, we should surrender.

...There are a number of reasons people are opposed to war. For some, it is a matter of their own belief, a matter of their own incredulity or their own disbelief, lack of faith, of trust, in the governments of the day. And, unfortunately, many governments in the West do not inspire confidence because of years and years of misinformation and deceit, of selectivity. And, second, there are people who genuinely oppose war of any sort. We can respect that, although we could say it is naivety.

But there are others who have a political agenda of their own. They oppose the US, no matter. The US tried to do some good, they will immediately look into it and find some sinister motives for such US involvement. Did anyone thank the US for ending the Balkan wars? Did the Muslim world thank the US and the UK for saving the Muslims of central Europe, saving the Muslims of Kosovo?

If the US had not intervened, they would have been savaged by everyone. The liberals would accuse them of hypocrisy, and the Muslims would have accused them of racism and ignoring a Muslim minority. But when they intervened, again outside the [UN] Security Council, in the case of Kosovo, they were accused again of unilateralism.

posted by Joao 4:30 da manhã

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