The compelling, but still unpersuasive, case for war on Syria

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Author(s) St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial board
Source St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Date May 9, 2013
Quotes-start.png The United Nations, in the wake of the Rwandan atrocities in 1994, adopted an international norm called “Responsibility to Protect” (R2P) that says nations have an obligation to intervene when another nation commits crimes against humanity. Even if Mr. Assad hasn’t gassed his people — the U.N. isn’t entirely sure of that — he qualifies on any number of other counts. But intervention would not be easy, nor cheap, nor predictable and not certain to wind up doing more good than harm. Quotes-end.png

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This item argues against the position United States should intervene on the topic Syrian civil war.