Here we go again. A President uses the specter of WMD aka WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION to frighten the public and justify military action. In 2003 it was Iraq. The next victim, Syria. But the definition of WMD is slippery. It can mean anything we want it to mean. Two small bombs along the route of the Boston Marathon? Yep, WMD. Only killed three people but, but in our Brave New world of magic words, that counted as “MASS DESTRUCTION.”
Now we are being lied to about the use of a chemical “weapon” in Syria. Yes, lied to. We really do not know who did what, but the Obama team and their lackeys have decided that Assad is the culprit regardless of proof. Worth noting that there is a credible media report of the rebels claiming they did it (accidentally of course). Still no public medical evidence to prove what the chemical was. Obama and his buddies on the Republican right claim it was Sarin, but I put zero stock in any Government claim. The United States has a track record, proven, of lying.
The basic message Obama is sending by his fixation on chemical weapons is this–as long as you kill hundreds of thousands with conventional weapons it is okay. We do it all the time. We routinely hit unsuspecting souls, including women and children, with drone missiles. See, as long as our hearts intend good things it is okay to kill civilians. We’ll just say we are sorry.
Obama now wants the United States to commit an act of war in order to salvage his prestige because he made the stupid public comment creating an imaginary red line if chemical weapons were used. The argument? If the President makes a promise and does not deliver America, per these hawks, is at risk. What bullshit!!
The conflict in Syria is not about making the world safe for chemical weapons. This is about saving face for an American President who deserves no face. A pompous, self-important cretin who decided to draw an unenforceable red line in Syria last year during the heat of a political campaign. Now, in order to try to project an image of strength, he will lash out at Syria in his impotence-fueled rage and hit meaningless military targets.
Obama is not alone in this. He is being egged on by the same dunderheads that saw invading Iraq as a swell idea. Many in that crowd to this day continue to insist that taking out Saddamn and sending more than 100,000 US troops to Iraq was the right thing to do. Of course, they happily ignore the sectarian civil war that continues to rage and costs the lives of more than 1000 Iraqis each month. What the hell? We just tell ourselves it is a victory and it is so. Reality no longer matters.
Crazy John McCain is out there insisting that the United States must weaken Assad and allow the Free Syrian Army to take over. The addled, mad Senator from Arizona enjoys ignorance and delusion. He asserts, without one shred of proof, that the Free Syrian Army is not under the thumb of Islamic radicals and is a viable fighting force. Of course, McCain proved to be so obtuse on these matters that he had his photo snapped with Sunni terrorists earlier this year.
McCain uses the novel argument that we must attack the chemical stockpiles that are now controlled by the Syrian Government in order to keep them out of the hands of terrorists. Except, if we weaken Assad and the Al Qaeda terrorists that dominate the opposition in Syria take over, they, the terrorists, will in fact have control of the chemical weapons. This is the stupidity and myopia of Obama and McCain. Goddamn them both.
And one more thing. CIA Director John Brennan was part of the team that helped sell the bogus intel on Iraq to the Congress and a trusting public back in 2003. Now that he is in charge he is back to his old tricks and deceit. He got away with it once and was promoted. Why not a second time?