President Obama continues to pursue what he calls a limited strategic attack on Syria for the use of chemical weapons that has killed thousands of Syrian citizens. The heart wrenching pictures taken are indeed sickening. It Led Secretary of State John Kerry to say that The United States has a moral obligation to deal harshly with such cruel attacks on innocent lives. However, in a nation tired of war, tired of watching their kids come home seriously wounded, maimed, or dead, the voice of the people, over 80% of the American People, has made it quite clear, abundantly clear, regardless of the horrific nature of the Assad regime, they are not in favor of even a limited attack on Syria.
There is good reason for this thought. Americans have payed close attention to this civil war, and they understand fully what is going on not only in Syria, but throughout the middle East. The radical Islamist movement is attempting to take over the entire region. If they have their way, one day they will rule of the Middle East, as well as the world.
Currently, A nasty and brutal war is taking place in Syria. Both sides are fighting and doing everything they can to get the support they need to win their victory. They want, no, they desperately need the United States support to have any chance of victory for what they call freedom.
But the real question is how either side defines freedom. In Egypt, the people voted for a president led by the Muslim Brotherhood. The high prelate ruled over President Musari and it soon became clear that he was not running the country, the brotherhood was. As a result the people and the army put him out, and have effectively shut down the Muslim Brotherhood. If just another dictatorship is how radical Islam defines freedom the people are saying no way.
Radical Islamist are trying to take over all over the Mid-East, and I am thinking that the people are starting to rise up and say enough is enough, this is not, and never was our definition of freedom.
But the real issue right now is this perception that The United States has some moral obligation to step into Syria, and take out the weapons of mass destruction, and put President Assad out of office. Press our concept of Democratic reform on the people, and bring American style freedom and liberty to the Syrian people.
It did not work in Iraq, or Afghanistan, and I am all but sure it will not work in this dire situation. And, a dire situation it is. Anytime one witnesses the horrific mass murder of innocent human beings, what we are left with is a sour and bitter taste in our mouths. And to a tee, most Americans are angry. They are upset, they do have a heart. But they also recognize that we can not police the world. While every fiber in our body cries out for justice, we also recognize that if we entire this conflict all we will accomplish is expanding the war until the entire of the Middle East is a boiling ocean on war and killing, in the worst of wars, a religious war.
But, our President does not see that. He sees this as the moment where he shines, and the Red White and Blue wave proudly as hundreds of Americans give their lives for freedom and the American way. Please, Mr. President, give me a break. The American people, the Brits, the Russians, China and others have said this is not our war. We should not get involved. We only risk expanding it, and perhaps bringing others to the war who do not wish to be there either.
That is what we risk. One person, a friend of mine at work uttered the phrase, World War III.
Mr. President, the stakes are high. The people see it as others see it. Congress has heard the voice of the American people as well. They know that a vote in favor of this intervention is suicide as far as their next election is concerned. And if you, as President of the PEOPLE decide in what you perceive to be your infidante wisdom, or arrogance, or whatever it is locked up in your head, the people of this nation will lose whatever confidence they ever had in you, your administration or the whole of the Democratic Party. In short, you can kiss any victory in 2014 or 2016 farewell, For then, the American people will speak, and speak loudly.