Saturday, February 06, 2016

Not Nearly As Freedomy As Our Freedom Bombs

We say the same things.
Earlier this week, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said publicly that his government saw no reason to stop the airstrikes, which Russia says are targeting “terrorist” groups, including those fighting with the Syrian opposition against the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, said Friday that accusations that Russia is targeting civilians and opposition forces were in “bad taste.”

“They’d better put the blame on those who back terrorists,” Churkin said as he entered a Security Council closed-door meeting on Syria.

I know we are Good and the Russians are Bad and our motives are Pure and their motives are Impure, but can any of the Very Serious People in charge of the Foreign Policy Community notice that maybe bombing and arming are, you know, Bad, whatever the motives?