Is it a crisis of immense proportions? If our glorious POTUS can wait for our glorious Congress to return from its glorious summer recess on September 9th, then there is no crisis. For the people of Syria, it is a grave crisis, but for us? What can we do about it? So why would President Obama have us treat what for us is a storm in a teapot like a great tempest?
- Syria has crossed his “red line” and used chemical weapons? What is going on in Syria? Is it not a civil war? When almost no other country wants anything to do with it, why is it in our interest to interfere?
- Our glorious leaders have the wisdom to fix the problems in Syria? After what our leaders and the corporate news media had the presumption to call an “Arab Spring,” why would we be foolish enough to believe that? Do we really want a bunch of Islamists in charge in the Middle East? Look at the advice our corporate news media has provided about the problems in this country. Look at what our glorious leaders have done here, and we are suppose to trust Obama to wisely make war on a nation that has almost no capacity to threaten us?
- We want to be the world’s policeman? Haven’t the Democrats already failed in that job? Doesn’t anyone recall why we abandoned the Vietnam War? Even if we had the capacity to police the world, do we really think we could do a good job? Would the rest of the world like us any better?
Contemplate the arrogance. Obama puts up this “red line” for Syria. If President Bush had said the same thing, would Obama have supported Bush’s “red line”? Is there any doubt Obama would NOT have believed that Bush had the authority to start a war without Congressional authorization, particularly when no emergency existed? Is there any doubt about the answer?
What will an attack on Syria accomplish? Will it accomplish exactly what the Democrats complained Bush’s policies would accomplish? With almost no support from any other nation, will we stand alone and unsupported as the world’s self-appointed policeman? What kind of badge will the world give us? Is it one we wear on our back?
Instead of worrying about manufactured crises, perhaps we should concern ourselves with events closer to home — with the mess our glorious mass media and glorious leaders insist upon making of our laws and our culture.
On Syria and Chemical Weapons
- President Seeks to Rally Support for Syria Strike (http://www.nytimes.com)
- Syria crisis: Obama ‘has the right’ to strike regardless of vote, says Kerry (www.theguardian.com)
The More Important News
- School vouchers, sales tax and calls for bipartisanship: Capitol Digest for Aug. 30, 2013 (www.nola.com) –
MAKE CERTAIN YOU LISTEN TO GOV. JINDAL
- Rubio rallies crowd over ‘defund ObamaCare’ push, skirts immigration debate (www.foxnews.com)
- Eric Holder’s Suit Against Texas Gives the Supreme Court a Chance to Gut Even More of the Voting Rights Act (www.newrepublic.com)
- Administration announces new gun control measures, targets military surplus imports (www.foxnews.com)
- IRS: Married gay couples can file joint tax returns (www.usatoday.com)
- Pope Announces Day of Fasting for Peace for Syria (maboulette.wordpress.com)
- Obamas’ Arrogance!! (jabrizpov.wordpress.com) — Frankly, I know next to nothing about this blog, but I fear the sentiments expressed here are too common among Muslims already.
- Steve Rattner: We should attack Syria because if we don’t Obama will look silly (twitchy.com)
- Syria: Former US Representative – Chemical Attack was a False Flag (syrianews.cc) — Note how selectively the Syrians use our own news feeds. Keep in mind that our own corporate news media takes sides in this nation and how effectively they galvanize public opinion. Then imagine a country where the news is owned and operated by the government.
- Syria and chemical weapons (ianhartley.wordpress.com)
- Russia: Syrian evidences should not keep secrete (rahimaria.wordpress.com)