Sunday October 21st 2018

Why the Charade?

MIG Fighter.

If one thing is clear, the Obama administration wants to bomb Syria. Just like they wanted to bomb Libya, which they did in 2011.

The reasons for the U.S. desire to bomb Syria are not clear, but it is probably to advance some foreign policy objective of the United States.

If I had to guess, the goal is to topple President Assad and install a government that is more cooperative with the United States, so that gas and oil pipelines can be built across Syria. This would provide an alternative source of energy for the west that bypasses the Russians, who control much of the energy that gets to Europe.

So it really boils down to the same America vs. Russia rivalry.

One thing that is clear is that bombing Assad helps to advance the objectives of al-Qaeda. The rebels that we would be helping by toppling Assad are largely international al-Qaeda terrorists, their affiliates and other Islamists that are hate America. Rebels have posted youtube videos of themselves eating the flesh of Syrian soldiers. They have been slaughtering Christians in Syria since the civil war started.

But apparently the Obama administration has decided that the rivalry between America and Russia trumps the was on terrorism. So we provide aid to al-Qaeda terrorists that attacked the U.S. on 9-11 and brought down the World Trade Center in New York.

Pretext for Bombing
So the U.S. needs a pretext for bombing. For some reason, the United States feels that it needs to provide a justification that the bombing is for humanitarian reasons. So they gin up some phony intel about the use of chemical weapons and get Secretary of State John Kerry to get up in front of the U.N. talking about “proof” that Assad’s forces.

Why the charade?

We’ve seen this before. Before the U.S. invaded Iraq, Colin Powell presented a bunch of phony intel about yellow cake Uranium. The justification for the invasion of Iraq was the weapons of mass destruction which were never found.

Making up phony pretexts for starting a war is nothing new. Back in the 1960’s, President Lyndon Johnson wanted to invade Viet Nam, so the U.S. made up a phony report of Vietnamese gunboats attacking of U.S. naval ships in the Gulf of Tonkin. Governments lie all the time when they want to start a war.

If the U.S. wants to launch an attack on Syria, why not just come out and say, “the United States of America wants to bomb Syria because we don’t like the current government and want a new government that is more cooperative with U.S.”

I can’t believe that anyone is fooled by these phony pretexts to going to war. I am reminded of a quote by the 16th President of the United States:

You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time. –Abraham Lincoln.

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