Crocodile_tears_for_Syria

Here we go again. This administration has proven that it’s track record of keeping the military industrial complex going is just as good as George W. Bush’s.

There was no debate at the Saturday meeting that a military response is necessary. Obama ordered up legal justifications for a military strike, should he order one, outside of the United Nations Security Council. That process is well underway, and particular emphasis is being placed on alleged violations of the Geneva Convention and the Chemical Weapons Convention.

Emphasis is mine, there was NO DEBATE which means, according to the administration, military intervention is a matter of when, not if. This comes just days after a new poll shows that a majority of Americans are against any sort of military intervention in Syria, even if chemical weapons were used.

Americans strongly oppose U.S. intervention in Syria’s civil war and believe Washington should stay out of the conflict even if reports that Syria’s government used deadly chemicals to attack civilians are confirmed, a Reuters/Ipsos poll says.

About 60 percent of Americans surveyed said the United States should not intervene in Syria’s civil war, while just 9 percent thought President Barack Obama should act.

Here we are playing the world police again even though the world isn’t asking for, nor does it want our help. And while military contractors continue to rake in billions of dollars of your taxpayers money, don’t worry, you’ll only have to sacrifice a few thousand more of your sons and daughters, wives and husbands, fathers and mothers to another war that nobody wants. Although Obama assures us that any strike will be “limited in scope” and won’t require boots on the ground I think we all know what his word has been worth so far.

Navy warships are already positioned in the Mediterranean waiting for Obama’s orders to fire cruise missiles into Syria.

Administration officials said that although President Obama had not made a final decision on military action, he was likely to order a limited military operation — cruise missiles launched from American destroyers in the Mediterranean Sea at military targets in Syria, for example — and not a sustained air campaign intended to topple Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian president, or to fundamentally alter the nature of the conflict on the ground.

Meet the new boss, same as the old.

Posted by James Poling

A socialist, tinkerer, thinker, question asker and all around curiosity seeker. If you'd like to reach me you can use the contact link above or email me at jamespoling [at] gmail [dot] com.

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  1. Interesting post. I wrote something on a similar topic a while ago, you might be interested, baring in mind what you’ve written here.
    http://rileyfrost.wordpress.com/2013/08/26/what-are-the-concequences-of-military-intervention-in-syria/

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