OPINION PIECE BY DALE BOHLING
According to what one hears on FNN( Feeble News Network)Syria slipped some sarin gas in on her own people killing 400-+ and injuring perhaps a thousand ,many of them infants and children.One immediately wonders what kind of monster would do that.
Chemical warfare has been banned since WW1 in which mustard gas was employed.No matter to a dictator.AS bad as that is the question arises should the United States then involve itself in a potential war of undefined magnitude to depose that dictator?.We did,after all , depose Saddam HUssein based on intelligence that he was amassing such weapons. Does that establish a precedent for dealing with Syria?
Enter impasse! To militarily attack Assad would be to assist his foe ,the Muslim Brotherhood,a terrorist organization .We were once at war with such organizations until Pseudo-President Obama “softened” that definition.So now we may even cozy up to terrorism?One hears and reads(if one pays much attention to developing events) that members of al Qeda are increasingly joining the Muslim Brotherhood along with other “freedom fighters” in their bloody effort to oust President Assad. That leaves the US fighting alongside a former enemy that thousands of Americans have given their lives fighting.Is anybody comfortable with that?
Now there are reports of some within Great Britain furnishing the basic ingredients of the deadly sarin to Syria.On what grounds could that possibly be legitimized? It’s reported that Sodium fluoride and Potassium fluoride were sold to Syria to be used in the manufacture of aluminum window frames, if you can believe that.War is war and there’s much money to be made.
And where does that leave us if our elected leaders opt for attack on the Syrian regime?Does that not translate into us being on the “other side” of our historic ally? If Assad were turn the manufacture of window frames into the development of sarin would he hesitate to release it against our ground troops which would be inevitable in spite of what Obama has promised?
Incidentally, there are also reports that the anti-Assad forces,aka,The Muslim Brotherhood,al Qeda,et al released the sarin to bait the Obama administration into a blazing military response . Does that sound like something those bloodthirsty organizations might do?
It seems entirely within their historic conduct to me.So the dilemma that presents is totally unclear and fraught with potential catastrophe as Iran and Russia busy themselves into a posture of preparation of retaliation against us.They have warned us mightily about the fallout from a US attack against Assad . So back home John McCain thumps his chest mightily creating a drumbeat for war.
Hopefully cooler heads will prevail and scabbard the sword.It is difficult to see where we “have a dog in this fight”.Wisdom seems to dictate that muslims killing other muslims is highly preferrable to Americans getting the sarin treatment…After all Americans have that war going on at home and Crescent City has won hers…It was called measure A….get the fluoride out!