Hussein’s Folly

The current Democrat administration in Washington seems about to embark on the next ill-advised intervention in a brutal civil war in the Middle East.

After two and a half years of fighting, over 100,000 deaths, a quarter of a million injured and nearly 2 million refugees, suddenly the tragic deaths of 300 people, apparently from sarin nerve agent, has produced a storm of “moral indignation” requiring that the Western nations launch a military attack on the Assad regime.

Whether or not the regime carried out the attack, or al-Qaeda or some other group of rebels, is still in doubt. That said, the “moral indignation” is so much moralizing humbug.

Back in the Cold War days, chemical weapons were classed as Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) mainly because any country attacked with them could respond with another WMD, possibly nuclear. Chemical weapons were labelled the “poor man’s nuclear bomb” because they can be highly effective against unprotected populations, either military or civilian.

Chemical weapons were used extensively in the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s by both sides and inflicted tens of thousands of casualties. The rest of the world did “stand idly by” then because, quite simply, that was all that could be done.

Any military operation must have a clear objective in strategy and a detailed tactical plan for achieving that objective. The military requires solid decision making from the political leadership and an assurance of continued support during military action. Ask any military man or woman.

President Obama can supply none of these things. He is a feckless leader who has consistently shown his lack of understanding of the political situation. He has made threats that he has had no intention of following up on (“red lines”) and has supported, in Egypt at least, the Muslim Brotherhood, which is devoted to establishing an Islamic tyranny. He has failed on all occasions to even protest about the persecution of Christians by Muslims in the Middle East and, at the infamous Cairo University speech, shown his ignorance of history.

Leadership flows from force, power and strength, never from weakness. And “leading from behind” tells the rest of the world that weakness leads America.

He has thus rendered American foreign policy in this part of the world nugatory.

Poking a stick in the eye of one partner in a fight between two warring thugs and then running away after a day, which is what the Administration appears to be saying, will impress no-one, except of course, the President, who seems endlessly impressed with himself. No doubt his sycophants in the liberal media will grovel in faux admiration.

And suppose that this attack does not deter the use of chemical weapons? What then? What if Hezbollah decides to attack Israel in revenge? Where does that leave the Americans?

Prime Minister Cameron in Britain said recently that the response should be “legal and proportionate”, or words to that effect. Here again, we see a total lack of understanding of the mind-set of the people they are up against. They are fanatics who are willing to fight and die. Unless you are prepared to do all that is required and use overwhelming force to crush your opponent, your opponent will win.

Military force should never be used unless there is an absolute commitment to follow through. This is not a board game of “Risk” or “Diplomacy”, the lives of our military are at stake. Further, telling the enemy when you will go home is the height of foolishness.

America and the world deserve better leadership than this.

Have a Nice Day,
Rebel Yell

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brad maynard

if our govt gets involved in this conflict, my support for this party is finished. its obvious to one and all that the US NEEDS this war in order to divert attention away from the fact that their economy is about to implode this fall. I sent an email to john baird telling him that exact thing. im only one voice but I think there are many other conservative supporters who would agree.

fernstalbert

There is no reason – including Obama’s “red line” – for getting involved in futile military conflicts in the Middle East. You can’t “save” those that engage in “brother vs brother” conflict. Muslims have been murdered, mained, traumatized and made into refugees by their own. The West does not need to risk precious lives and resources on those that practice nihilism.

John

Why are bloggingtories.ca blogs quiet on this matter………Brad, I second you. I am done with the Conservatives ( I have donated LOTS, canvassed in the GTA for the party, and believed in them at one point). Harper is completely sold to the Banks and corporations (do your research before labelling me as a nut).

As a Christian from the middle east, I can’t support this, christians, moderate muslims, secularists or anyone just wanting to live in peace are getting butchered by the western backed “Literal-HEART-EATING” canabilistic” pieces of trash, many of them Al-Qaida (weren’t we fighting them for a decade? Such short memories we have!).

I thought Canada would make the right decision and stay out of this mess.

Any one of you with a conciense will at least look into the matter.

Use your brains as well, Assad was CLEANING up the “Free” Syrian Army and Al-Qaida, and the globalist sock puppets couldn’t have that, so they accused him of a chem attack. There was probably 1 month left untill he would have the county back. Remember this, we will reap what we sow…………I am pissed at the opposition as well, I am EXTREMELY surprised that Trudeau and Mulcair are not challenging this.

CANADA IS NO LONGER A SOVEREIGN NATION, WE ARE BANK/GLOBALIST OWNED. WAKE THE FU*K UP!!! SCREW YOUR PIMPED UP TUCK, JUSTIN BIEBER, OR YOUR STUPID F*CKING HOCKEY GAME………………TELL YOUR FAMILY YOU LOVE THEM, HELP YOUR NEIGHBORS, GET ON YOUR KNEES AND PRAY FOR GOD TO HAVE MERCY ON OUR COUNTRY.

John

Forgot to mention :

Thanks for being one of the blogs to bring this up “BARREL STRENGTH”. We are on the brink of the world war three and no one seems to care.

Nicola Timmerman

I think PM Harper has been marked seriously by visiting sites of Holocausts and doesn’t want us to sit idly by when war crimes are committed, to his credit. Unfortunately I can’t help feeling both sides in this conflict would use chemical or biological weapons.

I am against once again intervening to help Muslim nations because we are never thanked for our help – on the contrary. Also Canada should not support Obama because he is shafting us on the Keystone Pipeline and is using this adventure to appear tough after Benghazi.

john allore

The only real answer to this muslim bullshit is to nuke the whole fucking works of them….women men children…ALL!! If you seriously believe that western democracy can make inroads with these savages through “discussions and heart-felt compassion” you are fucking delusional!! I suppose there are some ‘innocents’ in these godforsaken countries, but that is just too bad. If they had any balls they would have dealt with their cancerous society eons ago! But I guess that wasn’t in Mohaamad’s agenda!

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