Before I talk about Syria….I need to update a post from lat week.
I reported that an American soldier was killed in action in the East African nation of Somalia….at the time of my post his name had not been released…it has now been reported and I need to rectify my oversight……
SEAL Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator, Kyle Milliken, holder of 4 Bronze Stars, was killed in Somalia.
I have studied and worked in the Middle East for decades…..so this subject always gets me to laughing….why? Usually it is mouthed by someone that has NO idea what they are talking about and now with this new admin at the helm it is even worse.
Assad must go has been the rallying cry since the days of his father….and it has not calmed down for decades and yet the Assad family is still doing what they have always done….control Syria.
Personally that slogan is getting tired….very tired.
I have writing about this “situation” for some time and in doing so I have laid out why I think it is a moronic slogan that needs to be retired…..but check it…
And now we have a new president and he has little experience with the Middle East except for the Saudis which he massages their nether regions for business…..and yet he has the same goal as his predecessors……Assad Must Go!
As the Trump administration nears its 100th day in office, it has taken much-needed steps internationally, particularly in Syria. But while the latest U.S. military action retaliating for the gassing of Khan Sheikoun was long overdue, even more can be done.
With over 400,000 deaths, five million registered Syrian refugees, and the continuation of Assad’s scorched-earth tactics, Syria will not become an island of stability any time soon, and especially after ISIS is ousted from its Raqqa stronghold. Rather, Syria will remain polarized, politicized, and perilous unless Assad and his enablers are removed from power.
There it is……”Syria will remain polarized, politicized, and perilous unless Assad and his enablers are removed from power”…….in essence….Assad must go.
Like I said a great slogan…..let’s say he, Assad, goes…….who will replace him in seat of power? No! Seriously! WHO?
Keep in mind Iraq……we have done a bang up job with that regime change….and we had lackeys waiting in the wings to jump into the power vacuum…..
Name one person…a Syrian person that could step into the role as national leader.
(Pause here for thought)
That is right…there is NO strong democrat in the wings waiting to assume the role of national leader.
Maybe the old stand by slogan, Assad Must Go, needs to be retired until there is someone to fill the void created by his ousting.
For once…please think long term and now this short term solution that inevitably will come back and bite the US in the butt.