On the one hand, many military interventions carried out by Western powers were based on false facts and ambiguous statements. For instance, Western powers launched a war on Iraq in 2003 because of Saddam Hussein's regime's alleged possession of weapons of mass destruction. The allegation was later proved totally unfounded. Wars based on ambiguous, fragmented truth will only further trample on international justice.
On the other hand, this kind of military intervention usually leads to real humanitarian disasters. For example, before the NATO launched the "humanitarian intervention" war in Libya, domestic conflicts of Libya caused only hundreds of deaths, but the Libya war caused tens of thousands of deaths.
Currently, signs showing that the "humanitarian intervention" will lead to larger humanitarian disasters have already appeared in Syria. If Western countries did not always suppress the Bashar administration and financially support the Opposition, the turbulence of the Syrian situation would not last to today and the Houla Incident would not have happened. In this sense, Western countries should be responsible for this slaughter.
More dangerously, if the West insists making use of the "Houla Incident" to overthrowing the Bashar administration, it will intensify contradictions among different denominations of Syria and lead to real humanitarian disasters that are severer and much more tragic the Houla Incident. It is not that the West countries cannot see this prospect, they just do not care. Their "humanitarian intervention" is hypocritical actually.
Currently, the Houla Incident has pushed Syria to the top of the wave once again. Syria is facing two roads and two prospects. First, various denominations of Syria base their considerations on the overall national interest of Syria and the welfare of Syrian people, learn a lesson from past and choose the road of political reconciliation. This road will have a bright future. Second, various denominations of Syria continue intensifying their confrontations. It will make the political situation of Syria more turbulent and even lead to a result like the result of Libya: The current administration will be overthrown by them and the West and larger humanitarian disasters will occur. This road will have a dark prospect.
All peace-loving political forces must learn a lesson from the past and make up their minds to make the political situation of Syria have a "soft landing."
Read the Chinese version at: 谨防“人道干涉”酿更大人道灾难