Thanx to the MSM I can now write about the same subjects as before the only difference is people are listening now.
Yes Irene we have bombed yet another Middle East country….well it is not the first time….Syria has been bombed into the stone age….all in the name of getting “the bad guy”.
So without further ado…..here we go again!
Since the missile attack last week I have been trying to give as many different sides of the action as I can. Please keep in mind that I may not agree with their takes on the situation but I think my readers need as many opinions as I can give them so that they can make a rational decision on this.
Below is a Libertarian way of looking at this latest military action.
It seems that every new US president has to prove his machismo…or make his bones, as wiseguys say…by bombing the usual Arabs. By now, it’s almost a rite of passage. The American public loves it.
So we just saw the US launch 59 or 60 $1.5million apiece cruise missiles at a western Syrian airfield to express President Trump’s outrage caused by seeing injured children allegedly caused by a Syrian government toxic gas attack.
But what, Mr. President, about all those Iraqi, Syrian and Afghan babies killed by US B-52 and B-1 heavy bombers? Or the destruction of the defiant Iraqi city of Fallujah where the US used forbidden white phosphorus that burns right to the bone?
What will occur now that the big step has been taken?
Will the country become entangled in this mess as we did with Afghanistan and Iraq?
Is there more to come? Or was this attack is a statement and nothing more?
Whether one believes they were the long-overdue response to the Syrian regime’s brutality, a one-off event that will not affect the conflict’s trajectory, a risky step that could prompt military escalation or all of the above, the 7 April U.S. missile strikes on Syria’s Shayrat air base in response to the regime’s alleged use of chemical weapons should be seized upon as an opportunity to jumpstart diplomatic efforts. The strikes have heightened tension between Moscow and Washington. Yet, this added volatility and the risks attached to it could and should prompt more serious pursuit by the two countries of their purportedly common interest: de-escalating violence sufficiently to establish a meaningful political track. This can be best achieved by deepening rather than breaking off U.S.-Russian cooperation.
In my opinion further escalation would be a unwise decision…..intel vets see it as I do…..
Two dozen ex-U.S. intelligence officials urge President Trump to rethink his claims blaming the Syrian government for the chemical deaths in Idlib and to pull back from his dangerous escalation of tensions with Russia.
MEMORANDUM FOR: The President
FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS)*
SUBJECT: Syria: Was It Really “A Chemical Weapons Attack”?