Syrians want to overthrow a tyrant, but we’re standing idly by

Irish Independent 29 May 2013

 The EU embargo on arms going to Syria is in disarray and a good thing it is too. But it is no thanks to the Irish, with our politicians once again clinging to a strictly neutralist policy that shies away from helping the small man to militarily defend himself and sticking to some pious notion of peace negotiations even when war is raging and dictators are on the loose. It was the same with our stance on Bosnia.