Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Dead is Dead in Syria. No More US Involvement in the Middle East

"My God, man! Drilling holes in his head isn't the answer! Now put away your butcher knives and let me save this patient before it's too late!" - Leonard Bones McCoy
Poison Gas! Oh no...

What crap. As if getting a hacked to death by machettes is better than drowning in your own blood after sucking-in mustard gas.

Some weapons are acceptable. Those machine guns emplacements which mowed down hundreds of thousands of men in World War 1were totally fine. That mustard gas which killed far less? Absolutely evil!

Of course, that Winston Churchill ordered British Dive Bombers to use poison gas on Iraqis in 1920 has been forgotten by everyone (save the Iraqi Insurgents during OIF who named their group the 1920 Revolutional Brigade).

One would think by now that Americans would understand that the Plutocratic Military-Industrial-Congressional-Complex runs this Nation.

Of course, we are going to conduct "MOOTW" in Syria. There enough votes on Both Sides to approve US military involvment. The Region and more importantly the oil reserves are still a keystone to the Strategic Goals of many nations.

What President Obama's call on Congress does is stick a finger in the eye of the Tea Party Assholes in Congress who claim to be so outside the normal corruption in DC.

There's going to be a split in the Republican Party over this, Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham never met a Bombing Campaign they didn't love, Speaker John Boehner has already indicated his support, but any of the Teahadists who vote against the interests of the MIC are going to find funding for their future political campaigns very hard to get. It doesn't mean they can't carve out a Ron Paul niche, but by and large a No Vote is going to doom them.

Right now, the Anti-American Tea Party is trying to figure the metrics. Mostly, it's coming down on Obama's a Muslim Terr-a-wrist so he's doing this to get Assad killed to help the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda just as he did in Libya and Egypt. 

But, while that works for the (ever-growing) Insane Faction of the Republican Party, most want to take War Credit while also damning President Obama. So you get the Marco Rubio/Paul Ryan Right-Wing Saviors who will vote for military action while claiming President Obama has already lost Syria by not invading earlier.

Sadly, it appears the yes votes for the initial Air Campaign, which may eventually Mission Creep into full-blown Regime Change in Syria, will come from the Democratic Party.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has voiced her support for the President will she drag enough Democrats along to get us embroiled in Syria?

Right now in Illinois, my Congressmen Peter Roskam (R) is Undecided and my Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (D) is a No. Senator Mark Kirk (R) is a Yes and Senator Dick Durbin is Undecided.

The question is: the Middle East is nearly destabilized, what will more US military involvement do to the Region? My fear is a full-blown regional war which will set off a cascading sequence of events which involves Outside Powers because of the massive oil reserves.

Despite our Victory in Iraq as proclaimed by the Right-Wing Fart Bubble before George W(orst Ever) Bush skulked out of office, thousands are still dying in coordinated VBIED attacks, (What are you doing on the 5th Anniversary of Victory in Iraq Day on November 22nd?)

But, the Invasion of Iraq wasn't sold on Humanitarian grounds or Saddam's use of chemical weapons, it was sold on the Bush Regime making the connection between the 9/11 Hijackers and Saddam Hussein.

Yes, Saddam's evil use of chemical weapons was referenced by George W(orst Ever) Bush multiple times but the implication was he'd be giving those weapons (and his new nuclear ones) to Osama Bin Laden to attack us for Our Freedoms.

Of course, I could be wrong and Our Involvement may allow the Rebel Factions to swiftly overthrow and kill Assad as happened to Qaddafi in Libya. Republicans are still angered that President Obama directed a successful Operation in Libya. Hence the Benghazi-Mania which has festered and boiled inside the Right-Wing Fart Bubble as the Worst Disaster in the History of America.

But, that is what makes Syria a perplexing question. Does the use of military power ever aid anyone and can it help at all in Syria?


ChickenHammer said...

We have absolutely nothing to gain by getting involved in Syria. The only intelligent thing to do is stay the hell away.

Grung_e_Gene said...

I agree with you ChickenHammer. Unfortunately, the Reactionary Republicans you so adore do believe We have something to gain.

It's just that they define the We as Boeing, Northrop Grumman, BP, Paul E. Singer, the Koch Brothers and the other members of the Plutocratic MIC.

ChickenHammer said...

There are a few Republicans who want military intervention in Syria but there is not a single conservative who wants to, or will vote to, go there.

Your projections are full of shit. I'm a conservative, not a corporate shill.

Grung_e_Gene said...


By definition the Modern Conservative (I.E. YOU) are Corporate Shills and Defenders. You've done it numerous time before in comments and you will again.

ChickenHammer said...

Right now in Illinois, my Congressmen Peter Roskam (R) is Undecided and my Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (D) is [...]

Interesting that you have two congressional representatives. Is it because:

a) You are illegally registered to vote in two congressional districts


b) You don't know that you only have one representative in congress.