Monday, March 19, 2012
The US stupidly contemplates military action in Syria
As the violence in Syria worsens and civilians by the hundreds die at the hands of the corrupt military as directed by Bashir Assad(and possibly his wife), the US once again is wondering what our military options are. From TheNewRepublic --
A punitive naval or air operation to encourage a coup against Assad
A broader Balkans-like campaign to help depose Assad
Creation of a safe zone for Syrian civilians
Direct military intervention isn't possible yet as the Syrian army is still very intact and strong. That said, I'd like to offer my measured and reasonable US response to the Syrian humanitarian crisis.....
STAY THE HELL OUT OF THERE!!!
How is this our business? Are we not embroiled in enough civil wars, Arab springs, overseas contingency operations, terrorist hunts, and peacekeeping missions for one country? It's as if every time a little fighting breaks out, anywhere in the world, we get ready for a military assault by land, sea, and air on the perceived bad guys.
Let Assad and his wife slaughter every civilian if they want. It's not our fight to have. We have no interests there. If Obama meddles in Syrian affairs and loses one US service member's life to a half-assed peace-keeping or humanitarian mission, even the deranged democrats who were still going to vote for him will abandon him in droves.