I know killers in the streets

Syria.

I know y’all have been waiting for that shoe to drop.  Well, drop it like it’s hot.

I have no opinion on Syria.  It’s such a FUBAR mess that I can’t make a decision.  My Libra is in full effect.  And who knows who is telling the truth.

How I see it.

Assad used Weapons of Mass Destruction on his people.  Plain and simple.  He did it.  The evidence is there.

That act is despicable and outside the acceptable parameters for war.  Period.  It should not be tolerated on any level and there are repercussions for that behavior.  If we cannot defend the defenseless what good are we?

How would we feel if someone gassed Americans?  Hopefully outraged.  We were outraged at the death of the Kurds in 1988.  Why are we not outraged at the death of 1000 Syrians.

Alternatively, are we the world’s police?  Sometimes we are and sometimes we aren’t.  The same shit has been going on in Africa but we don’t want to intervene there.  Double standard?

Can we make a “surgical strike” and be done with it without killing and injuring innocents?  I would say from the air? No.  Send in a Navy Seal team?  Yes.  OK, now what is our target?

And how can we afford this shit when we can’t afford to lift up the needy in our own goddamn country?  And morally should we?

One of the big problems is that in 2003 we were told the Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and this country was duped into a war.  Why do we forgive this?  There were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.  Here we are 10 years later and we’re being told that Assad has weapons of mass destruction.  This time we don’t want to go in.  But this time there are bodies stacked up like lumber.  But we don’t want to go.  For the most part the Republicans don’t want to go to Syria where there really are WMD’s but did want to go to Iraq where there weren’t any.  Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot.

This time I think there really was a chemical strike on the opposition by Assad.  Why are we letting politics get in the way of doing the right thing?  For once the right thing is right there in front of us.  Kind of like Bosnia.  And we are blinking.  Because if Obama said the sky was blue, all of the Red States would argue that it was purple.  And really, how stupid is that?

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