OPINION BY LINDA SUTTER
Recently Syria government attacked its own people with Sarin gas killing thousands. Now, our President is considering an attack on Syria Government and has handed the issue for vote and debate to congress.
The question to consider is, are we the United States of America, the World Police? Do we have an extra one billion dollars lying around in funds to utilize for this attack? Or would one billion dollars better be utilized in America?
Granted the people in Syria are suffering and attacking them would send a message to the nations this behavior is not acceptable and using gas against innocent people is a crime. But, keep in mind we the United States hold the biggest supply of chemical gas for mass destruction so are we trying to send a message to ourselves?
The Syrian people have cried out to the United States,” Please, mind your own business you will make things worse for us”. The Syrians have stated, “we will burn Israel if the United States attacks Syria”. Do we need to take that chance?
Russia and Iran stand with Syria. What would it take for the Russians and Iranians to get on board to stabilize this conflict. If America attacked Syria it would not resolve anything because the Assad Regime would still exist. The G20 meetings begin this Tuesday September 5th, maybe something could be resolved at these meetings.
In case you don’t know what Sarin gas does to you, it basically attacks your muscles and nervous system to the point of exhaustion then collapse and death. However, there is an antidote which is atropine.
America is not the world police, the world Judge or the world’s executioners. Keep in mind the British Government has informed our President they are not on board in attacking Syria.
Obama, wants to pass the buck to the Congress to vote on this situation; however, I wonder, if congress does vote NO on this item, what will Obama do? Will he still order the attack?
If our congress votes for this attack, they will literally be signing a death wish to all American people, as this vote will reflect the American peoples vote. I urge everyone to please sign the dontattacksyria.com to send a message to congress that we the people are not in favor of this attack.