Another Jolly Little War

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?

Source: Another Jolly Little War – The Unz Review

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.

Source: Syria after the U.S. Strike: What Should Come Next | Crisis Group

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”?

Source: Trump Should Rethink Syria Escalation | By Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity | Common Dreams

Thoughts?

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8 thoughts on “Another Jolly Little War

  1. Russia in a bind. If Assad goes Russia loses its naval base and several military bases their only foothold in the region. In addition Russia wants to control the proposed pipeline through Syria to deliver natural gas to Turkey and then to Europe. They would rather it originate from Iran rather than Qatar. Natural gas in an enormous income for Russia . This is why it can’t lose its grip on Syria.

    1. That warm water port is the most important…..they need it to keep up with the US and its allies…..gas thing is a good bet…have a great day….chuq

  2. As Carl says, the gas pipeline is a big issue for Russia, alongside the other benefits of being in Syria. God forbid that any other country might be there to actually want to help the people!
    Regards, Pete.

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