Tuesday, July 22, 2014
As a quick note, UC fully supports the efforts of the Ukrainians to rid themselves of Putin and his assassins. "We" also support the efforts of the Israelis to smash Hamas. Frankly, in both cases, the only real solution is to kill the enemy. There are times when palaver and negotiations are warranted; these are always to be preferred when real discussion is possible. But in these two cases, Ukraine and Israel, the civilized faces an existential threat. One does not negotiate with those who propose to exterminate you -- meeting them halfway means suicide.
Incidentally, support for Ukraine and Israel in these wars is the real libertarian position. In both cases, people who want more freedom are fighting desperately against thugs who would eliminate all freedom. Phony "libertarians" (e.g. Ron Paul, Lew Rockwell, and similar buffoons) who praise dictator Putin and sympathize the with totalitarian terrorists of Hamas are not libertarians, but statists willing to lick the boots of any tyrant, so long as America is denounced in the process.