Once again, to my readers, please accept my apologies for the lower than normal entries on this page. I take great pride in The Horton Journal, and have the greatest respect for those who have become readers. Because of recent time constraints (12 hour days), on my job, I have a difficult time getting to the Study, and composing and editing a solid article. Rather than to publish something that I am not satisfied with I feel compelled to wait it out, and then try to get something written that satisfies my readers, and meets the standards that I expect from my self, and what I hope you expect from me. I thank you for your patience.
THE MID-EAST FALLS INTO CRISIS.
Not long ago the Obama Administration started sending signals that they might give 149 million dollars to the Syrian opposition forces fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government. The United States used the same reasons as they have used in other indications of impending U.S. involvement in a conflict across the globe somewhere. The leader of this nation is a cruel sadistic animal using chemical, or nuclear weapons against his own people. He is executing people in mass. The United States is justified in protecting the people. Well, since then, the commitment of dollars has become the commitment of weapons to opposition forces. And now, it is known that The United States, namely the CIA is training opposition forces in Jordan. Who is this rag-tag army of innocent citizens who have risen up against the government for just cause? Most are radical Islamic rebels, members of various radical groups who have no love for The United States at all, and while they are more than willing to take U.S. dollars, they still have disdain for us and have declared in the past, Jahad….that is Holy War against The United States.
While there may indeed be those who are honest, and want a free society in Syria, there are more who are actually radical Islamists, and want strict Islamic law, and even more that are outside agitators representing such groups as the Islamic Brotherhood, whose influence is rapidly spreading across the Mid-East. In short, many of these freedom fighters are not friends of The United States, although Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz) and Secretary of State John Kerry think that we can control the situation and make sure the weapons we contribute to the cause do not fall into the wrong hands. Seems like old territory to me. I remember we just went through this same scenario in Egypt and Libia. Who’s running the show now?
Now Turkey, a relatively peaceful nation on the border of Syria, but the habitat of refugees pouring out of Syria for protection, suddenly are in the midst of riots and rebellion of their own and the same radical Islamic groups are pouring in to this country peddling the same radical form of Islamic suppression, of course in the name of freedom. Suddenly out of the blue the President of Turkey is a radical vindictive, and of course sadistic killer of his own people.
Seem familiar? This same campaign is taking hold all across the Mid-East, and the United States thinks they can just walk in, calm everyone down, and we will see freedom and Democracy all across the land. The fact is this Radical Islamic campaign is out of control. The United States has been part and parcel in helping to create this mess. And we continue to conduct the same unsuccessful program while the whole of the Mid-East comes un-glued before our very eyes.
I have said before, and say again. Syria is a lose-lose situation. We need to get out of the Mid-East, let them have their Civil War, and after is all said and done, come back and see what we can do to help those people who actually do have a quest for freedom and some form of democracy.
All we are accomplishing now is making matters worse. It’s time to go!
That’s my point of view. I look forward to your insights on this and any other issues of the day. Until then, enjoy your weekend, and as usual…………God Bless America!