“ If it is acceptable to use military force against civilian airliners because a person of interest to a government is on board, where exactly would that logic stop?”


I was again marveling, as I have on many an occasion, how as a society we all pretty much follow the rules of the road when driving. I dare not think where the use of military force might lead.

When I heard that Lukasenko was accusing the west and EU of trying to isolate Belarus, I thought why is no one pointing out these are natural consequences to his own actions.

Expand full comment

Russia has also pointed out at the apparent hypocrisy of the West in denouncing this act when, according to them, in 2013, US authorities allegedly forced a plane carring the then Bolivian leader to land in Austria. My question to you is can this be a legittimate argument? and if not, is this yet another obfuscation by Moscow and its allies?

Thank you

Expand full comment