I would like to take this opportunity to thank the sensible Brits for deciding not to engage with the U.S. in military action against Syria.
“Britain’s Labour Party opposed military intervention in Syria despite Prime Minister Cameron’s concessions to giving the UN inspectors time to make their report.”
To the Labour Party, I love you!!
It has also been stated that there is “not a lot of” public support for British military activity in Syria. So, at least it can be said that this time around the British government is listening to the voice of reason and to its citizens. Not the same can be said for their cousins across the pond. The majority of congressional ‘leaders’ on both sides of the aisle have been shouting for military intervention in Syria. Fine, you go. Have them drop your ass inside a missile and project your worthless asses on over to Syria and then you can find out for yourself just what the hell is going on over there since Syria’s problems interest you more than the problems of the people of this country.
We have a devastated economy over here despite what the economists say to the contrary, but let us not focus on that. Let us focus on what is going on in Syria. Let us engage in more military action and claim that it would be short-lived versus what happened in Iraq(that was supposed to be short, swift and sweet)and Afghanistan. If I remember correctly, the word from Washington was that Americans would be greeted with ‘rose petals’ for ‘liberating the people of Iraq from their dictator. Did this ever occur? Anybody? Hello? Congress? Dick Cheney? George Bush? Can you tell us? Never mind, I didn’t think so.
Now we have Secretary of State, John Kerry trying to be most persuasive by screaming loudly, but not convincingly that “make no mistake President Obama believes there must be accountability for those who would use the world’s most heinous weapon against the world’s most vulnerable people. Nothing today is more serious, and nothing is receiving more serious scrutiny.” Kerry also said that regardless of the outcome of the UN weapons inspections, the US had already concluded that Syria had used chemical weapons. “Anyone who could claim that an attack of this staggering scale could be contrived or fabricated needs to check their conscience and their own moral compass,” he said. “What is before us today is real. And it is compelling.” Wow! I almost believe his sincerity if it weren’t for the fact that the US did not have a ‘moral compass’ or a ‘conscience’ when it came to using chemical weapons against its own citizens and those of other countries. I have already delved into the use of chemical weapons in Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and other places by the U.S. government. So, John Kerry sit the hell down and shut the fuck up! Because when you live in a glass house, you can ill afford to throw stones. I shall state this again because those in congress just aren’t getting it. We have an economic crisis going on in THIS country. We have millions of citizens in THIS country who are dying because of your sequestration, program cuts and flat out contempt and disdain for America’s most ‘vulnerable’. What are you doing to cease “an attack of this staggering scale that could ‘not’ be contrived or fabricated ‘and doing nothing to stop it’? Those in congress need to check their conscience and their own moral compass.” There, I fixed it for you! So, just when are those in congress going to ‘check their conscience and their own moral compass’? We are very much aware that ‘nothing is receiving more serious scrutiny’ than wanting to bomb the hell out of Syria. We already know that. All we have to do is take a look around at the effects of austerity.
The reality is that the United States has to be in a perpetual state of war because we spend so much money on the military to the detriment of all else. So, we’ve just got to put our military might to use. We cannot idle those missiles for long. If not Syria, it would be another country. We will fabricate information, we will make shit up just to constantly be engaged in war because we cannot have an idle military. We have got to be ‘outraged’ by the goings on in some other country because why should we let all that money go to waste that we spend on the military? Why do you think we are constantly claiming to be threatened by someone, ANYONE? We have declared ourselves to be the ‘police’ of the world. Even when we know for a fact that what another country is doing, is not impacting us and is not going to impact us, that does not matter. We have got to stick our military’s nose in their business. We could give a rat’s ass about whether or not the people of Syria had chemical weapons used against them. We’ve just got to keep our military in action. If we cared so much about the use of chemical weapons, then why do we have no problem using them? Why do we have no problem drone striking people all over the world? Why is one weapon okay but not another when they all kill? We certainly know that drone strikes are killing civilians, but that hasn’t stopped the U.S. from continually using drones to kill people. But now, we’ve got a ‘moral compass’? We’ve got a ‘conscience’ over the situation in Syria? Hell if we do! We just need to be at war!
Finally, if only the sanity and good sense that ruled the day in Parliament could find its way over here. But then, that would be too much like right and that is just not what the U.S. government is all about As far as the U.S. government is concerned, more military ‘might’ IS right.