Why Assad Is Still Flavour Of The day.
More often than not those perpetrating atrocities and war are not supported by the rest of us. This matters not to the despots, the bureaucrats' snide "we know more than you" attitudes. We need oil, energy, food and water. Why? To keep our lot fat, dumb and happy so they vote for us.
Never do these ghastly human traits, that seem to dominate the powerful but inadequate psyche of those who would be Kings, ever get noticed by their owners. They believe their own spin, such as "keeping our streets safe". Whilst in reality our streets are decaying, gangs roam murderously at will and the World's cities get ever more crowded and unmanageable.
All of this notwithstanding these idiots continue to squander once hard earned wealth in pursuing ever larger "growth" believed to be their requirement to stay at the top. Their pursuit of ever greater riches and power just does not equate with the cost of that obsession.
Interference is dressed up as humanitarian. That dreadful, self righteous UN organisation flaps its limp wristed "interventions" whilst spending billions on quangos and salaries, corrupt brown envelope diplomacy. The whole wasteful manner of The West's business practices and political idiocy carries on regardless. Sadly it was ever thus.
I can do little more than recommend this worthy article from which the quote below is taken;
"Today, in the early 21st century, Western democracies are engaged in a ruthless global ‘scramble’ over energy resources, pipelines, oil supply routes in the Middle East, Central Asia and beyond, which has often been dependent on wars and military interventions of various kinds. As in the nineteenth century, these efforts have often been presented as an altruistic enterprise intended to promote democracy and liberal governance, and overthrow rulers who, like the Sudanese Caliph, are responsible for ‘brutality and tyranny’."