Attacking Syria: A Fool’s Errand

Opinion by AAABTonto:

“A responsibility to take action”? The President is not worried about making good on his word—he is worried that he looks like the cowardly ass that he is. We, as Americans, are not obligated to agree with the President on ANYTHING, regardless of the malcontent liberal opinion that ANY criticism of Obama is racist. And we’re not obligated to be the World’s police force—Obama said that himself! The President, with his “Red Line” statement, shot his mouth off and wrote a check he cannot cash. Now, the arrogant demagogue is determined to stick his nose into a fight where there are NO good alternatives and NO ‘good guys’ to back.


The president’s foreign policies are an unmitigated disaster. Obama continues to act with authority he does not legally possess and no one seems willing to stand up to him. The American people are ill-informed due to the journalistic malpractice of the “main stream media” and are unaware of the seriousness of our circumstance. My good friend and fellow patriot, Brent Allen Parrish (aka Sard) recently wrote a very good article explaining the complications of U.S. military action in Syria:

The Syrian Quagmire: The Dangers of U.S. Involvement

There is more evidence to suggest that Syrian rebels are responsible for the recent chemical attack east of Damascus. From a Washington Times article by Shaun Waterman dated May 6, 2013:

Testimony from victims strongly suggests it was the rebels, not the Syrian government, that used Sarin nerve gas during a recent incident in the revolution-wracked nation, a senior U.N. diplomat said Monday.

Carla del Ponte, a member of the U.N. Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria, told Swiss TV there were “strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof,” that rebels seeking to oust Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad had used the nerve agent.

But she said her panel had not yet seen any evidence of Syrian government forces using chemical weapons, according to the BBC, but she added that more investigation was needed.

UN Panel implicates Syrian Rebels in Chemical weapons attacks
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Syrian Rebels discuss using Sarin Gas

Whatever the case may be, there are no U.S. strategic interests in Syria. The only thing that I see that would be a good choice of military action in the Middle East would be a concentrated, coordinated and significant strike on Iran’s nuclear ambitions with Israel as a co-participant. However, given Obama’s zeal for insulting our allies, I seriously doubt that any such effort will be made.

Or, are there U.S. strategic interests in Syria? What about European strategic interests in Syria?

Syria intervention plan fueled by oil interests, not chemical weapon concern

President Barack Obama Syria FULL Statement. 8/30/2013

Then there is the unspoken possibility that U.S. military action in Syria would provoke an attack on Israel, not to mention the ire of Russia and Iran. This action, if taken, is poorly conceived and does not take into account the repercussions that will surely result. It only serves to placate the anxieties of an over inflated ego and possibly the pockets of his crony capitalist supporters.

Attacking Syria is a fool’s errand …

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