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America goes to war for al Qaeda in Syria.

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Scott Horton is Managing Director of The Libertarian Institute, host of Antiwar Radio for Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles and KUCR 88.3 in Riverside, podcasts the Scott Horton Show from, and is the Opinion Editor of He’s conducted more than 4,500 interviews since 2003. He is also the author of Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan (2017). He is a fan of, but no relation to the lawyer from Harper’s. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, investigative reporter Larisa Alexandrovna Horton.


  1. Call it a moot point, but the least discussed most important point in all this is that nobody seems to care that this is an illegal and aggressive act of war against a sovereign state. The entire premise behind American power is the enforcement of the post-war international order. Having been in the military and arguing the point with a couple Lt. Col types, the point of American power is preventing “inter state” and “aggressive” wars.

    If Syria did use chemical weapons, and if it’s sufficient cause under the international order to respond violently and violate sovereignty directly, then go to the frickin UN and argue the point. Yeah, I know the Washington consensus is beyond this concept by this point. Nonetheless, technically, all of all of this is premised on litigating these problems through the UN and then responding. Otherwise, there’s no such thing as holding anyone accountable for any such thing as a “crime against humanity”.

    Oh, and the reason for this is the question begged: did Syria actually use chemical weapons? Says who? General McTakemywordforit!

    In the end, the post war order is and has always been hypocrisy. And frankly, this should cause us to challenge the moral legitimacy of the victory during WWII. Because that victory is the root of all of this.