That rationalization for the Lebanon campaign has so many echoes. Almost every unjustified act of aggression in the twentieth century has been accompanied by something similar. The Japanese invading Manchuria in 1931 could have put it out. ...and then where does that last paragraph come from, and what does it mean? Is it a call for concessions to Syria, or a demand for a harder line against them? In any case, it's the lead paragraph for another essay -- not the concluding paragraph of this one.
Riot police line up as fresh migrant protests erupt at Budapest railway station (Reuters)
from the article: Was it a war of choice?