From the White House on September 10th, Obama spoke for several minutes about the Assad regime’s brutal tactics in Syria. Despite all the rhetoric and rationalizations, one message to Syria and the rest of the world was very clear:
IT IS OK TO KILL YOUR CITIZENS AS LONG AS YOU DON’T USE CHEMICAL WEAPONS!!!!!
It is perfectly fine for Assad to use guns, machetes, bombs, etc., and it is fair game to behead your enemies. That is OK with Obama. Just lay off the gas!!!
Much is been made about America’s moral responsibility to police the world and punish regimes that do not conform to the “circle of civilized behavior” as Secretary Kerry testifies before the Foreign Relations Committee on the subject of Syria. Below is a partial listing of civil wars that America elected NOT TO get involved with:
-Afghan Civil War – 1978 – 1,800,000 killed
-Sudanese Civil War – 1983 – 1,900,000 killed
-Rwandan Civil War – 1990 – 1,000,000 killed
-Second Congo War – 1998 – 5,400,000 killed
Yet, we are eager to intervene in a civil war that has claimed 110,000 killed. Dead is dead…..it doesn’t matter how it happens. Go figure!!!
Today, Boehner and Pelosi announced that they would support Obama’s plan to strike Syria following the use of chemical weapons by one of the warring factions within Syria. Pelosi was quoted as saying that we must respond to actions “outside the circle of civilized behavior.” Does that mean that it was inside “civilized behavior” when Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans were brutally slaughter in Benghazi? Is it within “civilized behavior” to kill thousands in Africa? What really constitutes “civilized behavior?”
Obama used Boehner once again as his lackey so he could have someone to blame (Congress) when this bombing of Syria results in a wider confrontation in the Middle East….and has repercussions within the United States. Boehner’s tough guy policy with Obama has been a joke! Why the Republican house elected this guy as the speaker is another question for the ages.
Obama is brilliant at manipulating Boehner! He is a lousy president, but a good manipulator!!!
Sarah Shourd, one of three hikers arrested in Iran for suspicion of being spies for the US, has been released and is back home (and on Oprah!!!). Of course, we are all happy she has been released (on a bail of $500,000 from an unknown donor) and hope her two companions will join her soon. So why does this story interest me?