There is NO vital U.S. national interest in Syria, period!It is not
our job, nor within our capabilities to attack every nut job dictator, or
intervene in every civil war, especially religious wars, in foreign lands.It is directly AGAINST our interests to meddle in Syria to help one band
of Islamic terrorists against another, and to simultaneously risk confrontation
with the Russians who have several ships in a Syrian port.And,
despite Kerry's insistence, we do not have sufficient evidence to prove
that it was the Syrian government who used chemical weapons, instead of a
cynical move by the rebels.Finally, Obama ignores the very real
threats that Israel will be targeted if we attack Syria, which will likely be
the spark for all out war in the middle east. Of course Obama despises Israel,
so he does not care.Have we learned nothing from the chain of
unintended consequences from trivial incidents in August 1914 that resulted in
World War I? Are we doomed to repeat that, but with the added dangers of
nuclear weapons in hands of many participants.Ignore Syria. If the
U.N. will not engage, then just stay out!
When ever this guy is in deep thought it's either:* changing
health care* greedy people needing to pay more taxes* some group of
people being discriminated* some video tape causing anger in Libya*
a need to lecture the American people on sacrifice, and tightening the belt.* how to send tanks, and fighter jets to the EgyptNow it's
how to get away with bombing Syria.
We should never get involved unless the majority of the world is in agreement.
No support except from France, and not Americans in danger. America
needs to realize we can't solve the worlds problems by ourselves.
Hopefully, next time we have an election for the President of the United States
of America, we will have someone who has some leadership and management
experience instead of a temporary or part-time professor or a law review editor.
His cohorts from the Senate, Hagel, Kerry, Clinton have not been sterling
scholars in the world arena of politics and national defense with all the
security requirements. Security for them is what is on Twitter or facetime on
FaceBook. National and International media just can't wait for the next
debacle waiting to happen. This is not the same type of activity as getting Bin
Laden in his fort. This is retribution for a violation of the United Nations
Chemical Weapons Convention treaty 189 countries have signed and are
signatories. Russia, France, Great Britain and of course the United
States of America have that treaty in-force in those countries and are obligated
to ensure that process is secured by all nations, even those who didn't
sign it, such as Syria. The reason this President doesn't have
written policies is because he would partially have to go by his own policies.
His responsibilities are in the US Constitution.
Wonder how long he will think when radicals strike the US again. Why not bomb
the palace of the Syrian leader. Maybe if the big boys had to worry about
dying we would not loose so many of the little people. Saddam and Osama set a
"Edging toward a retaliatory strike..." RETALIATORY? What
did Syria do to us that we need to retaliate against them? I guess such is the
state of journalism today. This could be a "punitive" strike to punish
the regime for chemical weapons being used inside it's borders, even if it
turns out it was a third party terrorist group; an "obligatory" strike
since Obama handed over decision making power to whomever launched the chemical
weapons when he declared his "red line"; an "opportunistic"
strike if Obama sees some political gain (Clinton during his impeachment)...any
of those would work. Invading Afghanistan was retaliatory for 9/11. Unless he
lets the families of those gassed push the button to launch the missiles there
is no possible way whatever futile gesture Obama has planned could be considered
Limited and narrow? Fits Barack's presidential abilities to a tee
Limited war is an imbecilic oxymoron somewhat related to "a little bit
pregnant." Eventually push comes to shove. and in the case of limited war,
just check on the preemptive never-ending Iraq and Middle East wars. Unforeseen
but not unexpected consequences include $6 Trillion of debt, along with US
Military suffering over 6,000 dead and about 50,000 serious and often permanent
injuries serious. As Einstein said, "Insanity is doing the same thing over
and over and over again but expecting different results." Another axiom,
"Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it." Still
another, "Fool me once,Shame on you, Fool me twice, Shame on me."
As in everything else in President Obama's presidency...He's in
trouble if he does(noticed I did not use an offensive word).And....he's in trouble in he don't.
Obama is a Christian? The middle east troubles are biblical. I would advise him
to read the Bible and get the prophets views on our middle east policies.His
Muslem roots are too deep. Zechariah 12 and 13 would teach him a lot of reasons
why we do not deal with the Muslem problems and their desire to kill each other.
Leave them alone, they are our enemies.Stand by our friends in Israel, Stay out
of the middle east braul, it is only going to get worse.
Videos of people dying from chemical weapons were taken in Iraq (2003). Not
Syria---BBC newsLike the Benghazi video, -are we being tricked