by: the Common Constitutionalist
It’s beginning to look like we’re going to war with Syria. The president said so, repeatedly, in so many words. I heard him when he said the use of chemical weapons is the red line that can’t be crossed. Obama’s Deputy National Security Adviser, Ben Rhodes stated: “The president has been clear that the use of chemical weapons or the transfer of chemical weapons to terrorist groups is a red line for the United States.”
He continued saying that Obama (he said “we” but he means Obama) will make decisions on his/our own timeline but that they will be nice enough to keep Congress and the “international community” in the loop and would consult with them. Wow! Mighty decent of him/them.
So the president is heading out of the country to meet with the G-8 nations. How convenient all this seems, don’t you think? I’m sure this is merely coincidental that Syria after all this time is taking center stage. It appears that the other scandals have been supplanted by this latest news.
It’s like it has stolen most of the media coverage from the IRS, NSA and Benghazi scandals.
And now our leader has to jet off to another country. I guess I have to temper my conspiracy theories lest people get the idea that I think our president is a conniving mob boss. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Speaking of red lines. Haven’t chemical weapons been used at least a few times, according to reports, going back about a month or more ago? So again I ask, why now?
There is another thing I’ve noticed about the apparent use of chemical weapons. We here the red line has been crossed. We’ve heard they’ve been used and I have been listening but haven’t heard our administration say that Assad has used them on his own people, the way we heard Hussein used them on the Kurds. We’ve only heard that they were used.
I’m not saying that this is the case, but terrorist groups like Hezbollah use this tactic all the time against Israel. They fake the aftermath of a rocket attack and blame it on the Israelis to curry favor from gullible dolts like us.
Now it seems we are considering arming the rebels/freedom fighters/terrorists/Al Qaeda. Great plan but have we not already been doing that? Have we forgotten Benghazi? Others and I have contended for months that ambassador Stevens had been running guns from Libya through Turkey into Syria. He and others were killed over it.
So we will continue to arm the people that want to kill Americans. How stupid are we? And we will send advisers, if they are not already there, to coordinate the gangs.
Want more good news? Rumors are that a large U.S. Marine force has been deployed to the Jordanian border with Syria. Will American soldiers actually die for this joke of a cause?
How about some more good news? The Syrian rebel al Nusra leader has already pledged his allegiance to Sheikh Ayman al-Zawahri, the new Al Qaeda leader.
And to top it off, our administration brainiacs are considering bringing thousands upon thousands of Syrian “refugees” to America to settle in our cities. But fear not. There won’t be any terrorists among the refugees, I’m sure. Just keeps getting better, doesn’t it.
As bad as Assad is, and he is bad, if he is toppled, things for the Syrians, the Israelis and us will be much worse.
The whole Syrian situation is a mess and I feel for the innocent citizens of the country. But this is not our fight and we have absolutely no national interest in the outcome. I think, however, the die has been cast and with Russia and maybe China getting involved, it will probably get ugly.