Once again the United States is beating the drums for war; just one more country it can save by killing its population and destroying its infrastructure. The ludicrous nature of the arguments for war put forward by Obama, Kerry and McCain speak volumes about the intellectual capacity of those 3 gentlemen.
Bombing and murdering another country’s people doesn’t stop the bombing and murdering; negotiations do. In the end; every time, the two parties must come to the table and talk. However negotiating is, I recognise, a hard thing for bullies to condescend to do.
Perhaps wishful thinking on my part, but there does seem to be a growing understanding in the world communities that these endless US wars in the Middle East are in fact just pretexts for destroying sovereign nations that might oppose US or Israeli interests in the region.
It is instructive to listen to Al Jazeera attempting to whip up fear that the Assad government will do this or that if it is not stopped- the propaganda line is so obvious and implausible that most people will simply turn their news off.
The recent experience of what happens when NATO and the US “liberate” another dark skinned country ; Libya,Iraq, Yemen should be enough for anyone to recognise that liberation by Western countries is not a benign experience. And as Press TV notes, the US administration’s assessment of “high confidence” that the Syrian Assad regime carried out the chemical attack is an amazing piece of sophistry. Since when was anyone convicted and sentenced to death based on “high confidence” that they had committed that offence? Before we murder thousands of people, and destroy their capacity to live ordinary lives-lets please have some evidence. But that may be way too much to ask.
A great article by David Swanson at Washington’s Blog succinctly outlines the insanity of yet another war.
A lovely article at Just World News from Helena Cobban on the lunacy of this war and AIPAC’s lobbying
A summary of the current (9th September 2013) state of affairs re Syria by Lara Setrakian at Syria Deeply