Wednesday, September 04, 2013

An Inept President Trying Cover Up The Mess At Home

Turning on the news, everyone is talking about bombing Syria for gassing 1500 people.  No American lives were lost and we were not threatened.  If China wanted to gas some people, we wouldn’t budge a whisker.  The real question to ask here, is why we would mobilize the full resources of the United States to strike someone who can’t bother us if we leave them well alone. Their ties to other countries could envelope us in war on a larger scale. PBS news reported today that Russia supplied Syria the chemical weapons.  That should be enough reason to back off.

We have problems in the US that make Syria look like small potatoes.  The city of Detroit has been destroyed and no bombs were dropped.  Our infrastructure is falling apart, our educational system is pathetic, and more young people are killed each year in Chicago than were gassed in Syria.  Nobody called an emergency session of Congress to fix any of that.
The odd issue with Syria is the adrenalin rush of each reporter and Congressman interviewed on the issue.  The seriousness and the importance is stressed ad nausea; its all about votes and selling newspapers.    Our journalists are selling us down a river of no return with the war on Syria because its good copy.  We are going to try to kick some butt. We are going to pick on the smallest kid on the block (that makes us the bully on the block to the Arab world). My question, "Why take any action?"

No boots on the ground, but how do you get control of Weapons of Mass Destruction that have been produced?   Do you ask Al-Qaeda  to load them on a truck and drive them to the nearest United Nations station?  The level of responsibility lies with the provider of the weapons, not the end user.

The Obama administration is using Syria as a magician’s ruse of miss direction.  Focus your attention on Syria forget the real  economic mess at home.  The national debt, quantitative easing, inflation, unemployment and Obamacare are all coming to a head.     We need to get our country moving economically and that is not happening.  How does foreign policy fix the guy without a job?  The part time high school jobs at McDucks are all gone. And guess what, the people that got those jobs, complain that they can't live on those wages.  The high school kids probably wish that the "Whining Hamburger Flippers" would FOAD so they can earn enough to buy a new I-Phone for their senior year.

This mess in Syria could get out of hand very easily.  It takes a great man to back off and only a fool to kick off a war.   The news services are  all aglee  at selling us down a river of no return with the war on Syria--readership will triple. Here is a famous quote from Herman Goering one of Adolf Hitler’s minions from Nazi Germany.

Naturally, the common people don't want war; neither in Russia nor in England nor in America nor, for that matter, in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a Parliament or a Communist dictatorship. ... [V]oice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country.

I'm not sure how this will turn out, but I think a few Congressmen may read this blog. Lets get our nation working in good form before we try to fix the rest of the world.  Our problems come first, the rest of the world can wait.


dearieme said...

One instinct is to wonder whether there is a good reason for the war, but one they daren't own up to. Then I think - why on earth give them the benefit of the doubt? It could be, it presumably is, as senseless as invading Iraq, or as turning a punitive expedition into a war of occupation in Afghanistan, or as the lamentable fiasco that was Vietnam.


A scrimmage in a Border Station-
A canter down some dark defile
Two thousand pounds of education
Drops to a ten-rupee jezail.
The Crammer's boast, the Squadron's pride,
Shot like a rabbit in a ride!

No proposition Euclid wrote
No formulae the text-books know,
Will turn the bullet from your coat,
Or ward the tulwar's downward blow.
Strike hard who cares - shoot straight who can
The odds are on the cheaper man.

Anonymous said...

One thing that you can do is circulate these videos to everyone in your network.

The Syrian War: What You Are Not Being Told
The Road to WWIII
Revolution: An Instruction Manual

Heavenly Prepper said...

Completely agree with anonymous who recommends the StormCloudsGathering YouTube channel. Excellent analysis and right on the money. Let me ask you this - do you really think any of our politicians give a crap about "humanitarian rights" of 1,400 Syrians? Please. We kill between 2,700 - 3,000 innocent babies EVERY day (via abortion). Over a million a year in the States alone. There are over 10,000 deaths per year due to drunk driving. This could easily be remedied (think Europe driving laws which put you in jail for 6-12 months for a DUI on the first offense) with a BAC of only .05 not .08 like in the States. But DUI's are a police revenue generating scam here in the States - to hell with the dead victims. Any politician crying about human rights for some foreign nation citizens is grandstanding. I've had enough.

AIM said...

The US economy is in big trouble. Our own sovereign debt crisis is looming. The US government is basically two units: 1) Virginia (Defense and Security) and 2) Downtown (Treasury and The Fed). The agreement has been that Virginia is in charge of national security (and any imperialist or nation building actions) and they rely on Downtown to keep the USD strong.

This isn't happening. The USD is now at big risk of being de-pegged from oil and losing its reserve currency status, which will collapse the USD and create a major economic crisis for America. If the petro-dollar goes, the USA goes.

Could you imagine if all the foreign countries holding USD in their reserves for oil purchase and other international trade didn't need them any more? All those USDs would come back and flood the US economy and inflation would spike up to an incredible level.

So now Virginia is going out to protect the "USD/petro-dollar/world reserve currency" by slamming Syria (and they also hope Iran), and to also demonstrate their muscle to Russia and China.

Don't mess with the USD (or our oil supplies) or we'll conjure up a reason to whack you.

Virginia and the Sauds want that natural gas pipeline to go through Syria to Europe (this will be a big benefit to the Sauds and the USD, and will hurt Russia who is currently Europe's only supplier).

While the US is hammering Syria, if Iran does anything that the US propaganda machine can construe as aggression they will do so so that they can hammer Iran as well (who has the nerve to sell their oil for gold and NOT the USD).

We have psychos running the show. And I'm afraid the old adage will come true... "Those who live by the sword, will die by the sword."


Jim in San Marcos said...

Hi dearieme

I like Kipling and he said it well. "The odds are on the cheaper man."

To send an educated man from a Democracy to his death in a land where life has no value, gives one pause.

Thank you for the poem, it fits.

Jim in San Marcos said...

Hi Anon 1:18

Thank you for the links.

I think that one thing that got left out of the argument, is the fact that the person driving the car in 1945 is not the person driving the car in 1980 and not the one driving in 2013.

Its a little like todays blacks holding todays whites accountable for problems that were created by slavery 200 years ago.

The historic truths don't necessarily follow into todays world. The mission statement and purpose have changed over time.

We need to realize that the worm can turn, history only tells where the worm has been.

Anonymous said...

The best thing about this Syrian crisis is that Anericans, and Russia, are waking up and are seeing our politicans for the war criminals they really are. It was not as easy to see the lies during the first gulf war.

Anonymous said...

I'm always happy when Emperor Obomber doesn't get his way. And also whenever he is upstaged and shown to be the putz (or banker sock puppet) that he is.

After Obomber being our president, it is hard to believe that our country could ever wind up in a worse set of circumstances and unraveling in the future.