Well, here we go again, sticking our national nose where it doesn’t belong. Is it any wonder the rest of the world hates us?
This country has absolutely no business getting involved in the happenings in Syria. People in that part of the world have been killing each other with everything from clubs and stones to knives and swords, and now guns, bombs, and chemical weapons since they discovered they had opposable thumbs.
We can bomb Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s military installations, kill a bunch of people, spend many millions of taxpayer dollars, and eventually get some of our own people killed and it won’t change a damned thing. Just like we did in Korea, Vietnam, and a dozen other hellholes around the world under both Democratic and Republican administrations.
The only winners when we get involved in these situations are the big corporations who make billions from selling the materials to create even more human suffering (think Dow Chemical and Monsanto, the nice folks who brought us Agent Orange) and support services (Halliburton).
And the losers are everybody else. Assad has killed thousands of his people with conventional weapons, but suddenly when he knocked off another 1,000 with chemical agents, it’s time to go to war. And I don’t buy the argument that if we let him get away with it, Iran will be next. They’ll do whatever they want, and our involvement in Syria may be just the trigger to make them do something.
Yes, it’s terrible that people suffer under dictators and madmen. But helping them depose those dictators and madmen has never made much of a difference that I can see. All we do is make a vacancy for the next dictator or madman to fill.
When this country got fed up with King George III bullying the Colonies, we didn’t stand around whining about it and waiting for somebody else to stand up to him and his Redcoats. We kicked ass and took names. I feel sorry for the people of Syria, but they need to do the same, and we need to mind our own business.