Monday, April 04, 2011

In Praise of the Turks

According to recent news stories, a Turkish hospital ship has taken on board 250 wounded from the fighting in Misrata:
Turkey's foreign minister ordered the ship into Misrata after it spent four days out at sea waiting in vain for port authorities to give permission to dock, said Ali Akin, head of consular affairs with the Turkish foreign ministry.

It arrived under cover from 10 Turkish Air Force F-16 fighter jets and two Navy frigates, he told Reuters. 
These people take their humanitarianism seriously.

3 Comments:

At 5:21 AM, April 05, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Disregard the arguments for or against intervention, but once you've decided to intervene, how can killing Gaddafi not be the single one goal?

 
At 9:24 PM, April 06, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Writes:

"Disregard the arguments for or against intervention, but once you've decided to intervene, how can killing Gaddafi not be the single one goal?"

Watch The Dark Knight. When you get to the scene where the Joker says "K'mon! HIT ME!" and Batman screams with rage but still swerves to miss him. That's why.

 
At 6:00 AM, April 07, 2011, Blogger Jonathan said...

Political leaders are squeamish about killing other political leaders because they fear it could happen to them someday if they give any encouragement to the practice.

Those of us who are not political leaders are less squeamish about it.

 

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