…………….. Our President declared that there was a red line that Syria would cross if it used chemical weapons. Now the president and his administration tell us Syria defied his red line, except that it is not “his” red line he says. No, it is now the international communities red line against the use of chemical weapons. Of course after President Obama disavowed ownership of said red line, his Secretary of State, and long faces, John Kerry said that red line WAS Obama’s. In either case a “red line” that belongs to uh, someone, has been crossed.
The use of those chemical weapons was committed by Bashar Assad, or it was committed by the Al Qaida-linked rebels fighting against Assad depending on whose intel you believe. And we cannot decide how much of the rebel army fighting against Assad is Al Qaida. Secretary Kerry claims it is 15 % or so, Senator McCain, who apparently has some type of man crush on the Syrian rebels, says they are bunch of great guys. Other sources say that Al Qaida makes up 50% or more of the rebel forces. Again, in either case, we really do not know who used the weapons, we do not know how much of the forces fighting against Assad are Al-Qaida. As an added bonus, some are reporting that the Obama administration “mischaracterized” the intel they are touting as proof that Assad is at fault.
The country is decidedly against the idea of striking at Syria, yes, majorities of both Democrats and Republicans seem dead set against it. President Obama boldly said he did not need Congressional approval to strike Syria, but has asked for that approval anyway. Now as it looks like he might not get that approval, he refuses to say if he will go ahead and strike without Congress approving that action. And what WILL that action be?
Limited? Cruise missiles, or air strikes too? And on what targets? Surely any chemical weapons have been moved by now, likely to Iran. No boots on the ground, and apparently only France is on board with us, which is kind of like going into a fight with Pee Wee Herman at your side. I thought Obama was going to bring us all together, and make the world love us. And if we do strike Russia has hinted it might come to Assad’s aid, Iran and Syria have vowed to strike at Israel if we attack Syria, which of course will lead to Israel powdering both of those nations asses. But what would happen then? Oh and did I mention that Turkey is flexing its muscle along their border with Syria? Oh, and China is sending forces to the region too. YIKES!
Maybe worst of all, we are relying on the same crew that gave us Benghazi to make the right call. DOUBLE YIKES!