Thoughtcrime - 22 Feb 2013

There isn't a country on Earth which feels so secure in its own livelihood - so absolutely sure it has a never-ending abundance of resources - to where it decides to invade another for strictly humanitarian reasons.  When countries do invade others, they do so for the same reason they have throughout history: self-interest.  Appeals to human concerns are simply the easiest way in the modern age to sell war to the otherwise unwilling public.

So, while it seems incredibly unlikely such a military invasion would ever end positively for the people of the occupied country (and even more unlikely that any transition could be executed in a humane fashion), there is little point in debating the merits of so-called humanitarian intervention until it can be reasonably argued that it may soon be attempted.

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