Friday, August 12, 2016

Thomas Friedman and collective punishment

From Richard: "As you know, Friedman has always been an advocate of collective punishment, consider this example from the late 1990s:

"Like it or not, we are at war with the Serbian nation (the Serbs certainly think so), and the stakes have to be very clear: Every week you ravage Kosovo is another decade we will set your country back by pulverizing you. You want 1950? We can do 1950. You want 1389? We can do 1389 too. If we can frame the issue that way, Mr. Milosevic will blink, and we may have seen his first flutter yesterday."