What is happening in Syria is absolutely horrific, there is no denying it.
And that fact that Syria now appears to be using chemical weapons on their own citizens just brings this atrocity to a whole new level.
But having said that, how will going to war with Syria possibly benefit the United States or any of our allies?
Right now in Syria we have a brutal regime backed by Iran (the Assad regime) fighting a group of Islamic extremists which have been largely infiltrated by Al Qaeda and other foreign jihadist fighters.
Essentially our enemies are killing each other by the tens of thousands in Syria and we want to step in and stop that?
If we do take military action against Syria and the Assad regime collapses…great, we will then be left with Al Qaeda and Islamic extremists running the country and we all know how well that worked out in Afghanistan.
Of course it is terrible that innocent people are being killed in the cross-fire, but that is what happens during war and they have no one to blame for this aside from other Muslims. It is not the United States or the West that is responsible for this carnage; it is an Islamic regime fighting against Al Qaeda and other Islamic extremists that are causing the deaths of these tens of thousands of innocent people.
By now we should have also learned our lesson from the war in Iraq. That little “Oops, guess they didn’t have WMDs after all” war has cost the United States nearly $3 trillion not to mention that 4,500 American soldiers have been killed and another 32,000 have been injured while more than 120,000 Iraqis have also been killed, many of them innocent victims caught in the cross fire or killed as a result of insurgent attacks.
We also have our own laundry list of problems to address right here at home.
Our economy is sputtering along at best.
We have an estimated 27,000 Americans dying each and every year from preventable illnesses right here in America due to a lack of healthcare/coverage.
We have 33,000 gun deaths in America every single year.
Our education system is atrocious and our healthcare system ranks 37th in the world.
Heck, the only thing we are decent at right now is executions, incarcerations and gun ownership.
So not to sound cruel or insensitive, as most Americans would feel for those suffering in Syria, but we as a nation have bigger fish to fry right here at home.
If we had unlimited resources or if Syria were a legitimate threat to the United States or our allies, or even if the outcome of this civil war could potentially produce as US friendly government, it might be worth exploring military action against Syria.
But borrowing yet more money from China to go to war in a country where our enemies are already killing one another doesn’t sound like a particularly intelligent idea.
The problem is that President Obama made his “Red Line” statement a little while back and he would look quite foolish if Syria actually crossed his “Red Line” and used WMDs and Obama did not respond.
So, essentially we may be borrowing money from China to stick our noses into a civil war where our enemies are already killing one another just so Obama can save face and appear to have actually backed up his initial “Red Line” statement.
Just another example of our leaders making decisions that have absolutely no benefits whatsoever for the American people.
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