Since the turn of the century, the US has militarily intervened in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya.

Should they also intervene in Syria?

According to French intellectual and author Bernard-Henri Levy, the answer is yes.

"This, for me, is the absolute embodiment of evil today," says Levy. "I will ask forgiveness the rest of my life to the coming generation to have been witness of what is happening in Aleppo and not having been able to prevent that."

When asked by UpFront host Mehdi Hasan about the post-intervention chaos in Libya, Levy rejects the comparison.

"It is still chaos, but nothing comparable with Syria," says Levy, who called for military intervention against then-Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi's brutal crackdown on protesters during the Arab Spring. "The colossal spread of blood today is in Syria. The absolute nightmare is in Syria."

In this week's Headliner, Levy defends his support for Western interventionism.

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Source: Al Jazeera News