Friday, June 14, 2013

7 Reasons War with Syria is a Really Bad Idea

"Missing Peace"
Anthony Freda Art
Activist Post

The Obama Doctrine of preemptive "humanitarian" war is once again moving into high gear, this time in Syria.

Without providing any concrete evidence, U.S. officials have concluded that Syria has used chemical weapons against rebels. Apparently, this is now the standard (or 'Red Line') for which the U.S. goes to war.

The U.S. government wouldn't dare lie to the world about such things again, would they? Well, they got away with it in Iraq, and they destroyed Libya without any valid reason provided.

Even if it was true that Assad used chemical weapons against rebels in a civil war, why does that obligate U.S. taxpayers and soldiers to intervene there?

The bottom line is that a new war with Syria could carry ramifications far worse than those previous invasions. Let's look at 7 reasons why a war with Syria is a terrible idea.

1. Preemptive War is Murder: Plain and simple. America used to be a country that only went to war as a last resort to defend itself. Now war is used as a hammer to occupy new territory at the whims of bloodthirsty chicken hawks. It is a plan long in the making to create an Arc of Instability where this is taking place. The preemptive war doctrine is one of deliberate destablization and destruction, which makes it morally reprehensible. It is premeditated killing and economic devastation. Even for those that support intervention, it should be acknowledged that when the rest of the world realizes America is no longer even pretending to be the beacon of freedom, but instead is the air raid siren descending across the planet, acts of legitimate terrorism against America become much more likely.


2. The Rebels are Terrorists: This is now a fact that shows the massive hypocrisy of military intervention in yet another sovereign nation. The rebels who are now being openly supported are the very same Al-Qaeda connected death squads that decimated Libya just a short while ago. In fact, the USA Today reports today that rebels have pledged loyalty to Al-Qaeda. This is the same Al-Qaeda that Americans have been told lurks under every bed and is ready to strike, thus justifying the Constitution to be reduced to nothing but suggestions. Very few rebels in the 'civil war' are actually from Syria. The same policy think tanks that have spread the fear to lobby for war, such as the Council on Foreign Relations, are now writing love letters to Al Qaeda. The policy of supporting ruthless killers and fomenting religious division to destabilize the Assad regime is another example of the lack of moral direction that makes a mockery of any concept of "humanitarian intervention."

3. No Weapons of Mass Destruction: The Syrian government has repeatedly denied having any weapons of mass destruction including chemical weapons. Evidence that rebels themselves used sarin gas abounds, not only from the rebels themselves, but from those affected by these weapons and even the United Nations ... before they changed their story. For Western governments to use the same tactic that led us to war in Iraq and Libya shows that they are sticking with a game plan that has worked on a hoodwinked public. If this story is tolerated yet again, it reinforces the gullibility of America and her supporters, while continuing to de-legitimize America's motivations.

4. Humanitarian Catastrophe: More intervention would only deepen the humanitarian disaster. U.S. efforts to support the rebels have already led to a humanitarian nightmare in a country that welcomed people of all religions, and where women have unprecedented rights in the region. Over 93K have been killed and 1.5 million displaced. Atrocities of every stripe are being committed by the Western-backed death squads that are terrorizing Syria in much the same manner as they did in Libya. This demonstrates the emptiness of Western assertions that the Syrian people need to be saved from the mad tyrant Assad. If full-scale war breaks out, Syria will no doubt look like Libya in the aftermath, reducing a once-sovereign, secular, and relatively free country in that region to a divided, conquered and looted wreck of its former self. The only thing the Syrian people need to be truly saved from is NATO's international intervention.

5. Iran: Iran has a mutual defense agreement with Syria which would force them into a broader war. Of course, most neocons would view this as a gift since they have been trying to force war with Iran for some time and have announced that in documents such as "Which Path to Persia?". But they better be careful what they wish for: Iran will not be the pushover Iraq, Afghanistan, or Libya were. In fact, within the documents of the neocon contingent, and the playbook of architects such as Zbigniew Brzezinski, it is clear that open war with Iran would be the least preferable and predictable of possible moves. However, this group has certainly thrown caution to the wind before, and war with Syria very well could open the final door to world war.

6. Russia and China:  Both Russia and China have warned the U.S. against attacking Syria, which they correctly see as the final domino to fall before the move to Iran.  Reports have indicated that both nations have made moves to thwart the intentions of the U.S. and Israel. Russia has stated that it will send anti-aircraft missiles to Syria, while it has been conducting its own military readiness exercises in southern Russia.  Russia's three-day exercise included "A total of 8,700 personnel, 185 warplanes and 240 armored vehicles." This would seem to demonstrate how seriously Russia is taking Western aggression toward Syria. Likewise, China has stated that it is concerned about military attacks on Syria, but so far is urging peace talks, and has refused to commit weapons in defense of Syria. Yet, unlike America, China will not support the opposition either. China has significant trade and diplomatic relations with Syria that are many decades old, so it should be interesting to see if stronger statements about U.S. military boots on the ground will be forthcoming in the wake of the U.S. announcement that the Red Line has been crossed. Lastly, it should be noted that Chinese firms have been beneficiaries of the rebuilding and resource collection in other war-decimated areas. Nevertheless, it would be a terrible idea to cross the final line with either Russia or China, as the end result could be a world war of nuclear superpowers.

7. America's Broke: Let's not forget who ultimately pays for these military campaigns and reaps none of the benefit, besides empty platitudes about increased safety. The military-industrial complex, as well as the banks that finance war are the only ones who can claim any financial benefit. The rest of us can expect increased taxes, inflation, decreased tourism as anger spreads, and possible currency wars - all while critical domestic infrastructure crumbles like a third world nation. Not to mention how disgusting it is that the U.S. healthcare system has turned away thousands of patients while directly investing $123 million dollars to the terrorists operating inside Syria. The American taxpayer is directly contributing to their own financial enslavement; one which is going to breed incredible resentment in future generations who will be living in the economic fallout of this imperial experiment.

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Given the long-range planning for what we see transpiring now in front of us, it is unlikely that a new war in Syria will be thwarted, which is why we must share this information with as many people as possible. Western imperialism will not stop with its current target -- there are many more in its crosshairs, and it intends to march on toward the finish line with Iran and beyond. Perhaps if more people can see for themselves the documented, irrefutable evidence of an orchestrated plan playing out before their eyes, a final awakening can occur.

Please leave your own thoughts about why war in Syria is a tragically bad idea.

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22 comments:

Seen said...

More or less sums it up.

Anonymous said...

the infidels are in deep serious........

Anonymous said...

why have a blog if you censor it? relax, what will be will be, but NO ZWG

Anonymous said...

Come on just ask your self and compare to Lebanon 2006 where 3,000 determined fighters withstood all the military assets of the most powerful military(after Iran)in ME.

Which part US or even NATO has that Israel did not have?

Now you are talking about using the same method of war ...planes to pulverise the enemies...what else ? Nothing more.

Naval ships can be easily sunk by yahonts and even planes easily down when the enemies are prepared (hez did not have any of these.)

Then you are fighting in ME..where Iran Syria and Hez called home and the US are faraway and all are battle harden countries unlike Libya.

How the heck these guys think they can win ANY fight against the axis aided by Russia?

Fact is USA Or Natos are in no position to fight any long war ..not 1 month kind like in Libya which was alone and weak.

Fact is FSA are nothing more than cannon fodder to be wiped out soon ....

Btw...US soldiers dare to take on Hezbollah? They turned a two year old stalemate to victory in a week.


Anonymous said...

I agree with most of what you post; however, it has been documented that Assad has used chemical weapons. It took the Obama administration much longer to react than it should. Hospital records have shown patients with symptoms of chemical poisoning.

That said, Obama should never have painted a red line. He painted himself into a corner and simply must do something now. I do not support our military presence in or around Syria unless it would be in defense of Israel.

That said, Obama is a Sunni Muslim and will back the objectives of the Sunni. I don't think the *people* of America want to go to war. Obama is using our military to support the Sunni agenda. We already have troops in Jordan and he will send more to build up a larger show of force. I think these soldiers are being sent to a slaughter house, personally.

Anonymous said...

they (nato, us, britain etc)WILL commit to war with syria. its on their shopping list. its also a lead up to the gathering of all nations and armed-a-get-it-on.
perhaps they'll wake up when half their fleet is sunk but probably not.
hope everyone has a stock of food coz its getting very late.

Anonymous said...

"America used to be a country that only went to war as a last resort to defend itself."

what a load of bunk. the US was created by invasion and murder and ever since they have been on the attack. Try reading some basic history.

Anonymous said...

"it has been documented that Assad has used chemical weapons."

It has been documented the Elvis is alive and well. You buy that too? You think something being 'documented' makes it a fact? What kind of moron are you?

Anonymous said...

they have not got away with the iraq war or any other war . they are being monitored and have been for a long , it is all about timing , the arrests warrants have been prepared and the time is near to execute the warrants , from the bottom to the top all will face the justice of the people

Anonymous said...

yes, the shopping list, anon

Zionists Planned Wars In 7 Countries - General Wesley Clark
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOjjJs6z3uU (2:13)

Anonymous said...

why is it bad idea? Because Israel may get hurt in the process?
Syria can't harm us. They can't hit US or even US ship in the Mediterranean see. Just like Sadam Hosain unleashed his Scad towards Israel, Basher will certainly unleash his towards Israel. Just like Sadam knew where to hurt US, Bashar also knows what to do when he he is losing it.

Anonymous said...

Too bad that when the U.S. gave chemical weapons to Iraq to use against Iran few in America seemed to care When the US used depleted uranium which resulted in 500,000 Iraqi babies being born deformed and aas expected most of them either died or are dying. no one in America seemed to care. When Margaret Albright was asked was it worth it when 500,000 Iraqi children aged 5 and under died from diseases and starvation due to US sanctions against Iraq and the interviewer asked, Was it worth it. Al bright said, yes! We think it was there was very little reaction from the American public. just because the mothers of these babies are American i am sure their mother loved them just as much. what does 56,000,000 mothers in America since Roe vs Wade was passed think of their babies. They allowed them to be murdered.

canobs said...

__Excellent report__Covert war started illegaly against all international laws, Geneva convention or U.N. charter, against a sovereign independent country with stability and reliable economy.__ And glorious CIA-NED-USA financing non-Syrian mercenary al-qaida terrorist death squads using torture, rape, chemicals, against the Syrian civilian population to install puppets in a faked democracy like enjoyed now by the surviving Afghan,Iraki,Pakistani civilians.

David A. Laibow said...

The Western powers are apparently lining up with the Sunni Muslims against the Shiites, with a military catastrophe for the West in the making. "Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other". I didn't invent that saying, but it's still pretty accurate. Another I like is, "rich man's war; poor man's fight".

Anonymous said...

The gray-green background doesn't facilitate reading.

Michael Cecil said...

And the eighth reason:

Syria, Russia, Iran and their allies are referred to as the "king of the North" in Chapter 11, verses 40-45 in the Book of Daniel; their retaliation against the "king of the South" (Zionist "Israel", the United States and their allies) resulting in the "time of trouble such as NEVER was since there was a nation" Prophesied in Chapter 12, verse 1.

Michael

Anonymous said...

well nsa spys on americans while osama bin bama gives weapons to al queida lets ya know who the terrorists really are.both him and traitor mc cain should be sent to gitmo under ndaa

Anonymous said...

You have it all wrong, the puppetmasters are going to war with Syria EXACTLY for those 7 reasons...

GrinNBarrett said...

You are right the background is very hard to deal with been complaining about this for some time. They do not care I guess.

Anonymous said...

It seems to me there maybe some "sock puppets on this board.
"I agree with most of what you post; however, it has been documented that Assad has used chemical weapons. It took the Obama administration much longer to react than it should. Hospital records have shown patients with symptoms of chemical poisoning."
You being one of them.

Anonymous said...

8: If the Otan decide to go with the war against Syria, they should carry its consequences, the humanity is not responsible to pay for their result, they decide but, we(humanity)have to pay for it, stop such aberration.

Anonymous said...

No war

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