Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Is Our Weak and Unpopular President Being Baited Into Plunging the World Into Hot War?

President Obama seems desperate to pull our troops from one war and propel them directly into another. To what purpose, and at what cost? This entire scenario gives me vertigo from all the questions a-spin inside my head.

First up: What in God's name is the President thinking? Among other things, he is basing his rhetoric on the backs of American Soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines. Is this a good use for our armed forces? Are the handful of Syrian casualties a good enough reason to lose potentially large numbers of our warfighters? Are we prepared now to add chemical injury to the list of war wounds inflicted upon our troops? 

I am deeply suspicious of how the Syrian chemical attacks came to be. How did Damascus obtain the chemicals, and where did its scientists learn to weaponize them? Who is the presence behind the curtain, doling out weapons and whispering advice? In which accent speaks the voice? Is it, perhaps, Russian?

More ominously: Is this a setup? Observe how the international community is ordering itself, and notice how Russia and China are aligned. How likely is it that these megapowers - whose true relationship was hotly debated within CIA during the Cold War - finally have found their most Useful Idiot? Did one of them, or both, bait an unpopular and weak American president into firing the opening salvo of a third world war?


10 comments:

Boquisucio said...

As Alinsky stated: "The issue is never the issue. The Revolution is always the issue". Or as Thunder-thighs once put it: It's all about the fight.

Susan Katz Keating said...

Oy. At least we are filling our future cannon-fodder with vegetables and whole wheat bread in the public schools...

Boquisucio said...

You mean the "You will eat what I tell you" Obama School Lunch Program.

El Jefe said...

Bio warfare against our own people!

Boquisucio said...

Who would have thunk it that our Air Force and Naval Air Wings are to become once again the AlQaida Air Farce.

Minicapt said...

The Syrian chemical weapons program ran parallel with the Iraqi program. It was initiated during the mid-seventies.

Cheers

Richard said...

Bio-warfare isn't too far from the truth. Now GMO vaccines in rice will soon be not only available but mandatory and you have no right to know about it. Already US citizens are eating neurotoxic pesticides at concentrations which are far from safe and never tested in human subjects. The rat models all show it to be a disaster but now we have the Monsanto protection act making it illegal to sue Monsanto. All of this is a side show. It is likely going to turn out the chemical weapons were not only used by the Al Qaeda rebels but from supplies provided from Libya by Britam Inc. under sub-contract to the US. The Beghazio compound was apparently not only an arms transhipment point but also used to train Al Qaeda mercenaries for use in Syria. This whole can of worms is starting to go South which makes Obama very dangerous. I take Iran and now Russia's threats of response very seriously. China warned a year ago this would lead to World War III which apparently is exactly what Obama and Cameron wants. It is a very scary time. How many of you will fight if recalled to active duty over this war? Don't forget these same rebels are cannibals on top of the rest of the crazy stuff they are doing. Yeah, that's who I want to go support.

Susan Katz Keating said...

Yes, I take those threats extremely seriously, as well. And look who has sent warships to the region on a "routine exercise."

Obama is beyond dangerous.

Grumpy Curmudgeon said...

SKK: Never lose sight of what the left hand is doing...

1) The stated goal of this administration is $10/gal gas so we will be forced to buy Volts, ticking off Iran will be a good way to raise oil prices while shutting down domestic production, refineries and pipelines.
2) A Russian politician referred to Obama as "A monkey playing with a hand grenade" - how far we have come down - that a foreign official would dare to make remarks like that.
3) This whole Syrian mess is political, the Lightbringer talked himself into being between a rock and a hard place, and the only way out is to 'announce' complete with times, locations, forces, and mission length just exactly what he was going to do. They are calling Snowden a traitor - how when the administration is leaking like a sieve to glorify Mr. Gutsy? Further leaks suggested that due to our intelligence gathering - we had proof of WMD's - seems in truth, the Israelis gave us the intercept.
4) Quietly, oh so quietly, Obama announced further gun controls while everyone is watching the Syrian mess, and swore in the new ATF God.

Susan Katz Keating said...

Well, now. Well, well. And don't lose track of the Latin word for "left:" sinister. With apologies to my lefty friends and loved ones... but I couldn't resist. ; )