alex pickett The Geneva Convention stipulates: "Article II: In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group: (a) Killing members of the group; (b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; (c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; (d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; (e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group. Is this a genocide? No. Is it mass murder and evil. Yes, but I am not sure that intervention is the answer.
alex pickett The problem with this is that there is a difference between having the will and the means to commit an act of terrorism. My problem is with the opportunity cost of using resources to create terrorists when there are plenty of capable people going unnoticed. i.e the most recent Times Square incident
alex pickett I am not sure that your title is quite appropriate. Sure there will be no more "boots on the ground", but with a newly forged Iraq-Iran alliance as a result of the catastrophic decisions made during this war, I would argue that as far as foreign policy impacts are concerned, it is just beginning.