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US wrecking of Muslim countries no obstacle to the BBC promoting intervention to ‘fix’ Syria

You would never guess from the BBC that the US public wants America to keep out of Syria, opposes sending arms to the rebels, and only supports ‘humanitarian assistance’.

Barack Obama’s decision to further arm the Syrian rebels, which has prompted Iran to respond by sending 4,000 troops to support Bashar Al-Assad, has been met by the BBC’s Mark Mardell, currently travelling with Obama, not by high-level alarm at the potential repercussions of the internationalisation of the Syrian conflict, but with seeming sympathy for the ‘very hard call’ Obama has ‘had’ to make.

Mark Mardell writes that the US President ‘finds himself pushed towards acting’ on Syria. This echoes a common attitude held by proponents of intervention, who depict Western states seemingly as pawns ‘pushed’ inevitably towards action, with intervention the inherent responsibility of these powers.

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