I'm gonna take a guess and say it's probably something about how IT WORKS EVERY TIME. Since most readers have been alive.
They have some pretty awesome weaponry and they have a pretty lot of it. They could destroy Assad.
The real pincher here, why the House Of Said was forced to embargo us in the Yomp Kippor war because to do otherwise would have invited their infuriated populations to storm their palaces, drag them into the streets and rip them limb from limb.
Their world has a way of repeating that little scenario and it's part of why being a despot over there entails some serious cruelty. And that's a potential fate to all of these rulers over there. Keep's 'em up at night.
Get us to do the fighting and they get to turn around to their populations and blame us as the bad guy. Which they do BECAUSE IT WORKS.
Be brave, be brave, the Myan pilot needs no aeroplane.
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