Due to the allegations that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons against its own people, the U.S. government now feels justified in using military force in Syria. Even if the allegations are true, bombing Syria would not aid the people of Syria, quite the contrary, it would only add to their suffering. Shall we ask the dead in Iraq how bombing them helped them into their grave? Shall we ask those whom we tortured how it helped them cope with the after effects of dealing with having been tortured? Shall we ask them how it felt to see their country bombed to smithereens? Shall we ask them how they fared with an occupying force strutting around and killing indiscriminately? Shall we ask them how they were treated by employees of Blackwater? Video of Blackwater Contractors Driving Over Iraqi Woman – YouTube Shall we ask them what they thought of Halliburton?
FOCUS | Cheney’s Halliburton Made $39.5 Billion on Iraq War
Mar 20, 2013 – Dick Cheney’s Halliburton made billions of dollars from the Iraq war
Now, let’s move on to Afghanistan. Shall we ask the people how well they were treated by the U.S. military there?
US troops ‘urinating on dead Afghan bodies’ video used as ‘Taliban …
Jan 12, 2012 – Footage showing American soldiers urinating on dead Afghan bodies has sparked outrage across the world – with Afghanistan’s leaders.
U.S. Troops Take Pics With Afghan Corpses. Again. | Danger Room …
by Spencer Ackerman – in 4,583 Google+ circlesApr 18, 2012 – An Army aviator flies over Logar Province, Afghanistan, at sunset. … imagery taken by U.S. troops as they disrespected Afghan corpses
Pvt 1st Class Andrew Holmes, 21, was among five soldiers charged over the “thrill killings” of the three civilians during patrols in Kandahar. The murders have been described as among the most serious war crimes charges to emerge from the Afghanistan war.
Holmes, from Boise, Idaho, confessed in court to firing a heavy machine gun at a boy from 15 feet away, after his co-defendant threw a grenade at him.
Hillary Clinton condemns ‘deplorable behaviour’ of US marines – video
Oh yes, Hillary Clinton ‘deplored’ the behavior of US marines, but then she, herself turned around and guffawed over the murder of Muammar Gaddafi. She’s all heart!.
Rolling Stone reveals how U.S. troops murdered Afghan civilians … senior officers failed to stop troops killing Afghans and keeping their body parts as trophies.
U.S. forces killed Afghan civilians, then cut off body parts and emailed pictures of them to each other and kept them as souvenirs. This is such a shining moment in our military’s history. Well, isn’t it? These depraved snakes represented us and now we are going to unleash this shit on Syria? Because Syria is not dealing with enough issues, it is now Syria’s turn to endure what the innocent civilians of Iraq and Afghanistan endured, and let us not forget what the innocent victims of Vietnam endured at the hands of the U.S. government and military.
Yes, some in Syria are requesting help in the form of military aid from the U.S., but they know not what can be unleashed when asking the U.S. government via the military to intervene. If the people of Syria think that they are dealing with a horrendous, untenable situation now, just wait until the U.S. gets involved. Hell hath no fury! And unfortunately, the people of Syria will get introduced to the hell that the U.S. has never had a problem in unleashing on ANYONE in ANY country or nation.
As much as I feel for the people of Syria and what they must be going through, the last country that they should be requesting help from is ‘US’ because the U.S. has a reputation of using chemical weapons on its own people. We have no moral high ground to stand on when we sprayed our own soldiers and the Vietnamese people with Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. We cannot take the high road when we ourselves are responsible for the soldiers who sickened after fighting in the Gulf War.
As many as 100,000 troops may have been doused with Sarin gas when the U.S. Air Force bombed a munitions factory during the war.
As many as 100,000 troops were exposed to Sarin gas when the U.S. Air Force bombed an Iraqi munitions plant, and other researchers have found a connection between the symptoms and the ACHL-inhibitors found in nerve agents, the anti-nerve-agent pills servicemembers took, and the industrial-strength bug spray troops used on their clothing and skin.
And then we have this!
US used white phosphorus in Iraq
White phosphorus is highly flammable and ignites on contact with oxygen. If the substance hits someone’s body, it will burn until deprived of oxygen.
Globalsecurity.org, a defence website, says: “Phosphorus burns on the skin are deep and painful… These weapons are particularly nasty because white phosphorus continues to burn until it disappears… it could burn right down to the bone.”
A spokesman at the UK Ministry of Defence said the use of white phosphorus was permitted in battle in cases where there were no civilians near the target area. (and if you really believe that then I have a bridge in London to sell you!)
But Professor Paul Rogers, of the University of Bradford’s department of peace studies, said white phosphorus could be considered a chemical weapon if deliberately aimed at civilians.
Regardless of whether or not you think that the people of Syria would benefit by U.S. intervention, think about this. Has ANY country that the U.S. has ‘aided’ by the use of military intervention in recent years EVER truly benefitted from our presence there? Did we help in any way or did we only ‘help’ to make it worse? And I am quite sure that Dick Cheney’s friends at Halliburton are gleefully and smugly looking forward to more riches after we bomb the hell out of Syria, only to have Halliburton awarded contracts to ‘rebuild’ and the Blackwater thugs to aid in security. People of Syria, you may need help, but the U.S. is the last country you should seek ‘help’ from. Just ask the people of Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Pakistan and Libya.