The Dear Leader has Decided
to pause - briefly - for a perfunctory congressional approval before triggering what could be TEOTWAWKI - the end of the world as we know it - by lobbing bombs at Syria. Which will likely result in Syria (and perhaps Iran, allied with Syria) lobbing bombs at Israel, the proxy poodle (or is it the reverse?) of the United State ("s" left of in the interests of accuracy). Whereupon the entire region - then the world - may well go up in flames. At least, until it runs out of oil.
It is shit statue-carving crazy.
Yet, "we" - meaning, they
- Dear Leader and his relative handful of minions who control the missiles, the ships and "the troops" - appear determined to pursue this course nonetheless. Despite the obvious implications - and in spite of the equally obvious horn o' plenty of reasons not
to do it. Wait. Check that. There is
a reason - several of them, actually. Just not the ones publicly stated. No one but a madman could entertain the idea of deliberately batting at a hornet's nest that one could just as easily walk around.
What goes on inside Syria may be tragic, but it's not our tragedy. We - that is, the Dear Leader, et al
, - are neither wanted nor requested - and have about as much right to lob bombs at the Syrian government over its alleged abuse of its people as Syria has to lob bombs at America over its government's abuses of its people - none of them mere assertions based on iffy "intel" but admitted to, openly, by its government. For instance, rendition.
And torture as state policy. Indefinite detention. And that's only the recent
stuff. Let's not forget who helped "Saddam" gas
Iranians back in the '80s. Or helped violently depose the "democratically" elected leader of Iran - ushering in the Shah and his Savak
. "We" are in no position to lecture anyone about "human rights." Much less bomb them over it.