Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Case for Intervention in Liechtenstein (renewed)

[Update 26 September 2013]  Long’s we gonna bombard Syria over chemical weapons, might as well bomb Turkey too -- it’s right in the neighborhood.  Two birds / one stone.

Almost 40 percent of protesters surveyed by a Turkish medical group complained of continuing repercussions from their exposure to the tear gas that security forces used to quell last spring’s antigovernment demonstrations.

Sounds like the government added a little somethin’ special to that ‘tear gas’ …

[Update 27 Sept]  Another reason it was worth waiting, and not just barging in  guns blasting, like Rambo, or Maverick John McCain:

Most of Syria’s toxins said to be ‘unweaponized’
U.S. and Russian officials believe the country’s chemical arsenal could be destroyed more easily than thought, lowering the risk that the nerve agent stockpile could be hidden away by the regime or stolen by terrorists.

~  Original post [25 Aug 2013]  ~

The vexed question, whether the United States should risk sending ground troops into Liechtenstein, or simply while away the time knocking the stuffing out of them with drones, has caused much scratching of educated heads.   But before we tackle that tough one head-on, herewith a quick run-down of other trouble spots, that cry out for invasion.

This means War !!!

For many years now,  the Boko Haram terror group has been slaughtering Christians -- burning churches, killing children, etc.  The government is powerless or unwilling to stop it.

In India, decade after decade, brides are attacked with acid or scalding water, to extort a larger dowery, or in some dispute with the mother-in-law.  Meanwhile, rape is epidemic, including gang-rape.

After many years of military rule, a civilian president is finally democratically elected.  He is removed in a military coup.   The nation teeters near civil war.  This one could get really ugly.

Slavery is alive and well and living in Mauretania.  An unbelievable one in five there is a slave:
Intervention?  Obviously.  Immediately.
[Update 27 Sept 2013] And now this:
Obwohl seit 1981 verboten, ist die Sklaverei in Mauretanien noch immer an der Tagesordnung und de facto straffrei.

For a tiny country, Papua New Guinea generates a disproportionate number of mind-numbing atrocities:

Spurred by the killing this week of a young woman accused of witchcraft in Papua New Guinea, the United Nations called on the country to address increasing vigilante violence against people accused of sorcery and to revoke a controversial sorcery law.   The United Nations human rights office in Geneva said it was deeply disturbed by the killing of the woman, Kepari Leniata, 20, who was stripped, tortured, doused in gasoline and set on fire on Wednesday as hundreds of spectators watched.

And now:

An infamous Papua New Guinea cult leader known as “Black Jesus” was castrated by an angry mob after being hacked to death for killing young girls as sacrifices.
Steven Tari, a convicted rapist who was suspected of cannibalism, was killed in a remote PNG village.

Looks like a job for the Marines.

A cottage industry of kidnapping Westerners has been netting tens of millions of euros for al-Qaeda from spineless European governments (while pretending not to).    The results are intolerable.  Either the problem must be addressed at the criminal source (Yemen, Mauritania, etc.) or, with a creatively different strategic approach which sounds more and more attractive the longer you think about it, at the financial source, by invading France, Denmark, Holland, Switzerland, and other perpetrators.

North Korea
A basket case;  total loss; probably past saving.  The latest wrinkle: a large segment of the population is addicted to crystal meth, of all things.  At this point, it might almost be a kindness to drop a large bomb on the thing.  Put them out of their misery.
About their only exports are super-high-quality counterfeit dollars and other contraband.  Plus  threatening their neighbors with nuclear annihilation should count for something, anyhow. 

There are lots of bad things to say about Burma, but we’ll let you go hunt them up yourselves.

So there you have it;  one could go on.   As for Liechtenstein, the main plus for intervention there is that, militarily, compared to the other countries, it would be a piece of cake.

Für psychologisch tiefgreifende Krimis,
in pikanter amerikanischer Mundart,
und christlich gesinnt,
klicken Sie bitte hier:

[Footnote]  We almost forgot Syria.  For some years now, it has been in a multi-sided civil war, with increasingly significant foreign intervention; at present, the major players are al-Qaeda and Iran.   Its President, beleaguered, is striking back with everything he has.   Although there are many factions, the principal line of cleavage is:  Sunnis on the one side, spearheaded by al-Qaeda-affiliated groups (ISI, ANF);  versus Alawites and Christians, backed by Iran.   John McCain’s bright idea is that the U.S. should wade into the morass on the side of al-Qaeda against the Christians. -- Oh, wait …

Si cela vous parle,
savourez la série noire
en argot authentique d’Amérique :

Weiteres zum Thema:

Gar nicht zum Thema  aber doch unterhaltsam,
an diesem sonnigen Sonntagsmorgen:

Der Schweiz zugewidmet:

A consulter aussi:  notre compte-rendu de la glorieuse intervention de l’Islande en Azawad:

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Difficult though it may be to believe,
we have written a story
even more incredible than international politics:
Murphy and the Magic Pawnshop
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[This just in]  A reader comments:
I found one reason for intervention: they are really Lichtenstan -- yes,  one of those democracy-hating "stan" countries.

We reply:
Yesss !!!!  For too long that rogue mountain nation has thumbed its nose at the world!!!
Lichtenstan delenda est !!!!

[Flash update]  A motive-analysis of the interventionist faction:

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