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Comic: Humanitarian intervention

Diary of a Nobel Laureate

Syria's Bashar al-Assad has reportedly used chemical weapons against his own people, killing hundreds.

Which is an escalation from the previous time he allegedly used chemical weapons against his own people, killing only scores.

On the one hand, you want to project strength and defend human rights. On the other, you want to avoid quagmire and avoid further destabilizing the Middle East.

What to do, what to do?

The choices appear to be:

  1. Do something.
  2. Do nothing.

It ain't easy being a Nobel Peace laureate.

Roberto De Vido is a communications consultant, writer, cartoonist and jack of many trades. The former chief of Tucson Sentinel’s East Asia Bureau, he now lives in California (make of that what you will).

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“All told, well over 1,000 people were murdered.  Several hundred of them were children—young girls and boys gassed to death by their own government.”

— President Barack Obama, discussing Syrian government attacks on Damascus suburbs


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