So, we have to bomb Syria to save the credibility of a President that never had any, and never seemed to care that he doesn’t?
WTH is BO thinking? All he is doing is getting between an ages old fight between Sunni and Shiite. The argument started 1400 years ago over the successor to Mohammed. Now, because he declared a “red line”, he wants to further aggravate the problem he’s created in the ME by further interference in Syria. Not one lesson from the Libyan and Egyptian fiascoes has BO learned. U.S. military officers have deep doubts about impact, wisdom of a U.S. strike on Syria
The recently retired head of the U.S. Central Command, Gen. James Mattis, said last month at a security conference that the United States has “no moral obligation to do the impossible” in Syria. “If Americans take ownership of this, this is going to be a full-throated, very, very serious war,” said Mattis, who as Centcom chief oversaw planning for a range of U.S. military responses in Syria.
The potential consequences of a U.S. strike include a retaliatory attack by the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah — which supports Assad — on Israel, as well as cyberattacks on U.S. targets and infrastructure, U.S. military officials said.
As a tactic, long used by Muslims, Assad is moving military prisoners, human shields, to sites BO has leaked to the media . Those “bright” and “brilliant” boyz in the White House are beyond stupid. Obviously their inexperience, possibly incompetence, is shining through again. All that bragging about BO and his understanding of the Muslim world was certainly overstated. If bombs fall the enemies of the US will be screaming to the heavens about “US Imperialism” and the “unarmed innocents” the US murdered. The calls to revenge the deaths of “martyrs” will put all of our embassies in danger as well as the security of the US. No good deed goes unpunished in the world of Muslims. As for arming the “rebels”, it was Al Qaeda that killed 3,000 innocent people on 911. When they finish in Syria those arms will be turned against the US and its allies. Bomb Syria and the Law of Unintended Consequences kicks in. http://weaselzippers.us/2013/08/30/report-assad-moving-prisoners-to-likely-targets-of-u-s-military-strikes-to-act-as-human-shields/
Obama was elected president in 2008 promising a new era of multilateralism and cooperation with the world. Just last year he said “unilateral” action in Syria would be “a mistake.”
“For us to take military action unilaterally, as some have suggested, or to think that somehow that there is some simple solution, I think is a mistake,” he said while taking questions from the press in March 2012.
What do you think about this mess BO plans on creating?