Saturday, August 30, 2014

MEMO: British argument on why it's OK to work with Assad (Sir Malcolm Rifkind)

Date: August 30, 2014

MEMORANDUM: British argument on why it's OK to work with Assad (Sir Malcolm Rifkind)



- When have we worked with bad people before and people didn't yell at us/it worked? 

 ○ Stalin?

- Is Stalin a parallel to Assad in modern terms? 

 ○ Yes.

- Conclusion: 

 ○ It's OK.

How are Stalin and Assad parallels? 

Authoritarian regimes, personality regimes, ruthless and in touch with what is going on in their own territories. Also, they're currently engaged with the enemy and have no ideas about surrender. Both Assad and Stalin will fight until the end.

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