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After the experience of the Bosnia war in the 1990s I decided that if foreign powers are not willing to go in in full force and stop the fighting, they should also not impose weapons embargos, because that not only lengthens the war but ensures that it is the side that is better connected with mafias of weapons smugglers, or that has the backing of a "rogue" state willing to violate an international arms embargo, that wins the war.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Feb 12th, 2015 at 05:37:03 AM EST
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