United States President Barack Hussein Obama should never have been elected. It was the most racist elections in the history of the United States. If he had been 100% white, with his experience and qualifications, he never would have been elected. People voted for him because he's colored. Now he may be causing a very dangerous war in the Middle East by totally overacting in how he wants to "punish" Syria for using chemical weapons.
Obama doesn't even have the support of the American Military. Listen to this Fox report, which I can't get the embedded link for. Anyone with a minimum of military/diplomatic experience will easily point out how senseless the threats are. And just like with Bush The First's Iraq/Gulf War, it will just be an excuse for Israel to be attacked. The Syrians will take out their anger on us, not on the Americans which are spearheading the threats against them.
The internal (within a foreign country) use of chemical weapons is immoral by popular western standards, but it's certainly no reason to plan on bombing the said/guilty country. How will that show, teach moral superiority?
It's like beating up a kid because he hit another kid.
"Don't you ever hit," smack! "anyone ever" bang! "again!!"
First of all, there should be emergency United Nations Security Council meetings called to condemn Syria and institute a full range of sanctions, including closing all foreign embassies in Syria, sending their diplomats packing, etc. If the point is to punish the Syrian regime, then they are the ones to be punished, not the Syrian citizens. The fallout from an American-led attack would land on Israel, while Bashar al-Assad would be emboldened and strengthened for standing against America.
All foreign aid and NGO programs to Syria must cease. That's how you use moral superiority against an enemy regime. You don't use military weapons.
Thankfully, the more other foreign leaders think about the issue, the more sense they are making.
"To see a government in the 21st century gassing its own citizens is an abomination and the world has to move against that, Mulcair said. "That should be done through the institutions of international law, in particularly the United Nations."
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So, G-d willing, we won't have to search through our attic for the old gas masks and then exchange them for new ones.