Skip to comments.Possible Compromise Bill on Syria Intervention Emerges in Senate
Posted on 09/07/2013 8:31:11 PM PDT by ClaytonP
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.......would someone please explain the difference between becoming dead
By Gunshot, artillery, mortars, tomahawks and being dead by gas attack.
DEAD IS DEAD.
Foreign policy of an Administration summarized by:
It is a foreign policy of the arrogant,
who feel left out,
when other people in the world are killing each other,
without thinking about them.
That's the setup. Currently, Syria is not a signatory to the convention against chemical weapons, so the UN can't cry foul. If the Syrian Government signs, however, the lawyers at the UN can justify intervention in the event there is any apparent violation of the treaty.
With the rush to make sure exactly who let exactly what loose in Syria already, I have little faith that there would be anything other than a knee-jerk reaction to any release of chemical agents there, no matter if there was live streaming video of a third party power aircraft with full audio communications dropping the weapon.
It is a trap, and whether or not you find anything to like about Assad, he is the head of a legitimate government resisting a rebellion which is aided by numerous outside interests, including the people we are fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The enemy he is fighting does not wear uniforms, and all that separates a combatant from a civilian in the western lens is the presence or absence of a weapon. So, someone steps in and polices up the AKs, grenades, and RPG launchers, and you have an instant civilian massacre--add press corps and stir.
In the past, we have seen the Fauxtography from Lebanon, idiot journalists who posted video of professional victims holding (unfired) cartridges while claiming their house was hit by the bullets, and the escapades of Green Helmet Guy, driving a refrigerated morgue truck around and setting up corpses to film as victims of artillery or air strikes.
Just another small dab of propaganda, a little set dressing, some western mediots, and we have a situation ripe to ignite WW III.
Still, the essential question of just exactly who set off what and by what means remains.
I agree; however, his tantrums might cost lives also. This guy is dangerous.
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