If there is one chance for Obama to show he is the opposite of Bush, this is probably it. As a matter of fact, I am surprised that with all this Syria talk on the table, Obama has FINALLY asked Congress to approve SOMETHING.
Many of you may already be up to speed, but others may not be. Over the last few weeks there has been controversy over the use of chemical weapons against rebels in Syria as a part of their Civil War. Syria claims they have not used such weapons, and that it is the rebels who have released chemicalsand chemical weapons on civilian populations. To make their story even more convincing, Syria refused to allow anyone to inspect their facilities. Then, a few days later, they said “Ok, come on in.”
What happened? The United Nations inspectors who went to Syria had to turn back due to taking sniper fire. Of course, Syria blamed the rebels. Because that makes sense right? If the Syrians are the ones who gassed the rebels, why would the rebels shoot at the inspectors? If the rebels used the chemical weapons and not Syria, why did they refuse inspections in the first place?
I remember when my parents would tell me to clean my room. When they came home, they would knock on my door and ask to come in. Of course, it was locked. Before I would open the door, I pushed everything into the closet and under the bed. Sounds an awful lot like the shenanigans Syria is trying to pull.
But this isn’t the first time this has happened! We’ve faced this same, sticky, syrupy situation before. As you all recall, in 2003 we invaded Iraq for violating UN resolutions and to secure the possible Nuclear weapons that Saddam Hussein had in possession. Of course, people like the liberal left were adamantly against such wars. It’s not our fight, they would say. “Stop policing the world” they cried.
Oh, Im sorry…I forgot that it is more important to fight SOMEONE ELSES Civil War and to take immediate action when a tyrannical regime and Al-Quaida go toe to toe. However, we can’t mobilize troops to save American lives when terrorists overrun our embassy? Yeah…Ok. Thats legit.
So what have we learned in the last 30 years of helping rebels in the middle east? The rebels are no better than the regimes in place. The rebels hate us anyways and wind up crashing boats into ships, planes into towers, and cars into crowds. What do we do? We pretend to be star-spangled sorrowful and we get all teary eyed once a year over the lives that are lost, pretending that these things are terrible. And then we turn around, raise taxes, and give weapons to the next group to do the exact same thing.
At the end of the day, the current administration is a waffle house of flip flopping and going back to the same policies they cried about that got us into the mess we’ve been in for 10 years. You know what the honest truth is? American news and media has been gloomy and down-trodded for the last ten years because we are always getting into other nations drama. Sometimes, we just need to realize that a good, healthy war is good for everyone except the losers. But thats just what is screwing up America!
American government believes there can NEVER be a loser! Everyone is a winner! And when everyone wins, no one does. So what happens? Instead of making one friend and one enemy, or two friends, we make two enemies.
Congress will be voting soon on whether or not to take action, and I sincerely hope that we decide not to. The United Arab Emirates and the Middle East needs to quit jerking to pictures of mohammed, stop thumping their red books of hate, and scamming the west out of oil and actually start solving their own problems. They can start by stopping using their homes as toilets, because that is just gross.