On Syria – Not Yet

An important analysis of the proposal to escalate the violence in Syria with cruise missiles:  Paul Vallely presents “Why Syria is not yet a Just War”.  He applies the criteria of just war theory, concluding with:

“”The outraged demand that “something must be done” should not bully us into doing the wrong thing. A signal needs to be sent to President Assad that he cannot use chemical weapons with impunity. But it could yet be diplomatic. Russia and Iran were both pressured to shift on their intransigence against UN weapons inspections. That has shown that the international disunity on which the Assad regime has relied need not be permanent. There is more to be achieved by diplomacy before the Cruise missiles are dispatched.”

Read the entire article here.