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An academic's opinions on feminism, politics, literature, philosophy, teaching, academia, and a lot more.

New Love

After the strike on Syria, all of the Russian dissidents immediately and decisively fell in love with Trump. Now I can’t read the Russian-language part of my newsfeed at all.

These people are so facile.

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5 thoughts on “New Love

  1. Fickle, I think.ūüėé

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  2. I cannot be against strikes on Syria when I do not have sufficient information and knowledge to judge their results and other possible options. Have you read what ISIS has done in Egypt a day ago or so? Should everybody in the Middle East and elsewhere not react to anything and hope attacks will pass us by? Read this:

    Deadly explosions on Palm Sunday in two Egyptian churches
    The casualty count continues to rise in separate explosions in the Egyptian cities of Tanta and Alexandria. ISIS claims responsibility for the blasts.

    At least 43 people were killed and more than 100 injured

    The bombings come as ISIS’s branch in Egypt appears to be stepping up attacks and threats against Christians.

    In February, Christian families and students fled Egypt’s North Sinai province after a spate of targeted killings.

    Those attacks came after one of the deadliest on Egypt’s Christian minority, when a suicide bomber hit its largest Coptic cathedral, killing at least 25. ISIS later claimed responsibility for the attack.

    A shift in ISIS’s tactics, which has waged a low-level conflict for years in the Sinai peninsula against soldiers and police, to targeting Christian civilians and broadening its reach into Egypt’s mainland is a potential turning point in a country trying to prevent a provincial insurgency from spiraling into wider sectarian bloodshed.

    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4947270,00.html

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  3. I also have a feeling that many people, including a few readers of this site, are against attacking anybody in Syria because the attacked side (whether Asad or ISIS) would be Muslims. Would they be all for doing nothing if something similar began happening in Europe? Wait, are they for not helping Ukraine and letting it sort it out with Russians by itself? After all, any American aid would help to kill both Russian soldiers and Ukranian civilians in Donbass region.

    It is a horrible hypocritical double-standard when:

    doing nothing in Europe = “remember what happened after we did nothing against Hitler hoping to ignore and appease him”

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    doing nothing in Syria = the only right option.

    I cynically think that the second is chosen mainly because it seems to be the easiest, cheapest and safest option for non-interventionists.

    My honest position is that Israel should do whatever necessary to ensure our security, whether not interfering or bombing any and all sides there.

    As for Christians in USA who are against intervention, I find it ironic that they could not care less about the plight of Christians in the Middle East, while talking about Muslims non-stop. (See the link above. I haven’t known Christians in Egypt and elsewhere were increasingly targeted.)

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    • This isn’t about Muslims or not Muslims. The whole Liberal approach to foreign policy consists of the idea that the only involvement that the US should have in foreign conflicts should be unconditional and massive resettlement of anybody who’s unhappy anywhere else in the US. This is American exceptionalism: the US is so perfect that the second anybody gets US paperwork, they should become blissfully happy and never need anything else. The way they express it (and I quote verbatim) is, “Why would anybody want to go back to whatever hellhole they came from?”

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