Tuesday, April 19, 2011


It's so odd that Algeria's rebels - who are the only dissidents in the last year to appeal strongly to pro-Western secular considerations - are left essentially on their own.  We certainly can't help them, as helpful as they would undoubtedly be to the stability of the region and the fight against terror.  But with three wars ongoing, and the most recent fruitless adventure a political embarrassment, rallying any support behind an intervention would be impossible.  So these rebels - rebels we know, rebels who are are friends - are left to themselves, to lose.