Monday, May 15, 2017

Fire for Effect

If I was a betting man, I'd say we're going to bomb this target in Syria:

The US said Monday it believes the Syrian government has built a large crematorium near the notorious Saydnaya Military Prison in an effort to hide mass atrocities carried out there, and placed the onus on Russia to rein in the regime. ...

"Although the regime's many atrocities are well-documented, we believe the building of a crematorium is an effort to cover up the extent of mass atrocities taking place in Saydnaya prison," Jones said. "We are appalled by the atrocities taking place in Syria" with the "seemingly unconditional support of Russia."

It is not uncommon to argue that the Allies should have bombed the Nazi death camps in World War II. I doubt that would have had a better effect than defeating the Germans and occupying them as fast as possible.

Notwithstanding that, in this age I'm going to guess that American missiles destroy the crematorium.