Friday, April 14, 2017

I don't believe we should be bombing the Assad government.

Some short time ago it appears that Bashar Al Assad may have used chemical weapons against "his people". I'm not sure who got hit and what they were hit with. Was it combatants? ISIS? AQ? "Innocent" civilians? In response, Trump ordered the US Navy to strike a Syrian airbase where the chemical weapons were supposedly launched from. 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles were launched from US Navy destroyers in the Mediterranean Sea and at least 23 directly hit the airbase.

I do not support this action. First, we have no money.

Second, the war in Syria is a complete mess and as it stands right now, we're are opposing Assad, who is opposing ISIS and AQ. Does that mean we're are supporting ISIS and AQ? We have trained, supplied, equipped and armed "moderate rebels" in the region who have turned out to be not so moderate. Many have in fact turned out to be straight up AQ and ISIS fighters.

Third, Assad is NOT a threat to our national security in any way.

If Trump wants to send a message to the world that America is back and we are once again the leader of the "free world" and are not afraid to take action when action is needed, then I am all for sending that message. 0bama was a limp wristed fool. We need a strong leader to be that leader of the free world that the POTUS is supposed to be.

Bombing Syria was the wrong action in the wrong situation for a message to be sent. Wrong target, wrong method. Try again.

6 comments:

  1. thank you for this. sums up my feelings greatly

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    1. I think a "we're back" message is a greatly needed gesture, but not in Syria. Not in Somalia. Not in Uganda or Libya or any other little third world hole who's government poses no threat to us.

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  2. The way I see it, muslims are killing muslims. Let them exterminate themselves...that leaves fewer of them for us to deal with. I personally don't care what methods they use to slaughter each other.

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    1. You seem to be ignorant of the fact that Syria is not ethnically or religiously monolithic. ISIS is slaughtering Christians and Yazidi people neither group are Muslim. Your outlook on the situation is toxic. Assad is trying to maintain a secular society that allows religious freedom and various races and ethnic creeds to survive.

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    2. Simple fact is, it ain't America. We have no business there or in any other country. You seem to be ignorant of the fact that our own politics are screwed up enough without sticking our (government's) hypocritical nose in the business of other, sovereign nations. It's their problem, let them work it out.
      And that's why other countries hate our guts.

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    3. I believe that ISIS and AQ are a threat to the US, because I believe that Islam is a threat to the US and to Christianity. If those 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles had been fired at ISIS or AQ fighters, I could support that.

      When it comes to letting Muslims kill Muslims, that sounds good, except that they don't only kill Muslims. They are making every effort to come here and kill us.

      As far as other countries hating us, I couldn't care less about how they feel. I think we are more justified in hating them. We receive a constant stream of their immigrants and they aren't coming here and assimilating. Additionally, they attack our citizens abroad and demand money and aid. Cut off 100% of foreign aid and we will see them begging for our forgiveness.

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