A Failed Fantasy

The fantasy of firepower rests on a faulty assumption that "evil" resides in a group of people that need to be killed in order to restore peace. A realist understands the civil wars in Libya, Syria and Uganda are far more complex than killing some 'bad guys." Like pouring toxic chemicals into an oil spill, the solution of pouring weapons into a civil war just doubles the agony for civilians and prolongs instability.

-Lisa Schirch, "Kony 2012 and the Fantasy of Firepower in Libya, Syria, Uganda...."


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