Syrian civil war is bad economics because the return on cost is too high, and in the end all rogue dictators lose.
A dictator may be able to quell a riot or small insurrection, but when it comes to civil war in the modern world, that is a very large problem. Here is a list of reasons why:
- Every nation has an effect on others. theflightlessphoenix.blogspot.com
- The others have alliances and allegiances, and when they are breached that is problematic. view.fdu.edu
- The nations in the free world recognize that all people have certain inalienable rights, whether or not the host nation government acknowledges them or not. beforeitsnews.com
- When nation states behave in a manner that is an affront to humanity, then the free world will likely hold them accountable. prafulla.net
- The mechanisms that the free world have at their disposal include trade and commerce sanctions, embargos, and military intervention. wisdomproposal.tripod.com
- Dictators and rogue governments are on a short leash in the modern world. articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com
“Syrian government says civil war has reached stalemate
Exclusive: Deputy PM says neither side is strong enough to win and government will call for ceasefire at Geneva talks
Jonathan Steele in Damascus
The Guardian, Thursday 19 September 2013 14.07 EDT
The Syrian civil war has reached a stalemate and President Bashar al-Assad’s government will call for a ceasefire at a long-delayed conference in Geneva on the state’s future, the country’s deputy prime minister has said in an interview with the Guardian.
Speaking on behalf of the government, Qadri Jamil said that neither side was strong enough to win the conflict, which has lasted two years and caused the death of more than 100,000 people. Jamil, who is in charge of country’s finances, also said that the Syrian economy had suffered catastrophic losses.
“Neither the armed opposition nor the regime is capable of defeating the other side,” he said. “This zero balance of forces will not change for a while.”
1. Every nation has an effect on others.
The planet is small, and every nation has an effect on everyone else. While individual nations have sovereignty and autonomy, standards for acceptable behavior and responsibility have emerged among free nations in the international community. No nation is an island.
2. The others have alliances and allegiances, and when they are breached that is problematic.
Every nation has unique alliances and allegiances. When one is offended or attacked by another, there is a ripple effect. Disputes inside a nation may also spill outside among ethnic groups.
3. The nations in the free world recognize that all people have certain inalienable rights, whether or not the host nation government acknowledges them or not.
Human rights belong to everyone whether nation states recognize that or not. The free world seeks to advocate democracy and protection of freedom, liberty, and individual rights.
4. When nation states behave in a manner that is an affront to humanity, then the free world will likely hold them accountable.
Inhumane behavior by nations states and their leaders will not be tolerated in the world because the free world has the upper hand and will fight to protect humanity.
5. The mechanisms that the free world have at their disposal include trade and commerce sanctions, embargos, and military intervention.
The free world prefers to deal with bad actors through diplomacy. However, when bad actors become too egregious, their behavior will be met with a variety of sanctions and possible military intervention.
6. Dictators and rogue governments are on a short leash in the modern world..
Bashar al Assad is not the biggest fish among rogue regimes. Iran may be improving, but North Korea is still hanging out their and China and Russia are on the watch list.