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Pravda - Slovakia | Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Restraint is called for

It's doubtful that a military strike against Syria would do any good, the left-leaning daily Pravda comments: "Where all other instruments fail, they say, a demonstration of power is the last resort. However it's a mistake to believe that an intervention would be the easiest solution. On the contrary, it's the worst scenario. After the experiences in Afghanistan and Iraq we know that getting rid of a dictatorial regime is not a problem for the Western superpowers. They have sufficient capacities. But they're still a long way from establishing peace and stability in these countries. Political hawks want out of principle to extend their battlefield. But responsible politicians should exercise restraint."

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