Defining the 'Tipping Point' for Intervention in War

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

All this week The Takeaway has followed the news out of Syria, where a horrific massacre at the hands of Syrian government troops in the village of Houla recently left 108 civilians dead, including a number of children, most murdered at close-point range. UN-Arab League Special Envoy Kofi Annan met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday, and told the press, "I shared with President Assad my assessment that the six-point plan is not being implemented as it must."

Are we at a tipping point in Syria? Philip Gourevitch, author and staff writer for The New Yorker, has also covered a number of international conflicts. He examines tipping points for the United States throughout the last century.  

Guests:

Philip Gourevitch

Produced by:

Jillian Weinberger

Comments [1]

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Apparently it is acceptable to be a regime change hawk when a Democrat is in office. Saddam Hussein was as bad as it gets and yet his toppling by the US military is denounced to this day by "progressives" even though it clearly set the stage for the much celebrated "Arab Spring".

The left is very good at adolescent moral posturing but a bumper sticker and dramatic audio essays do not protect the innocent. The Third Infantry Division does.

May. 30 2012 09:42 AM

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