The Democrats’ Favorite Republican Gets His Way At Last . . .
On April 4, it has been alleged, Syrian civilians including children were subjected to another gas attack by the Assad regime.
The President has stated that he has changed his mind about intervention against the Assad regime, and that after the deaths of over eighty people in the latest attack, “something should happen.”
I would like to suggest that we keep our foot on the brake, and think it over. And then think it over again.
For those experiencing deja vu, yes, this happened before. It was in August of 2013, and John Kerry was Secretary of State. We were assured that the Assad regime had attacked all the little children and their moms, that they were killed with poison gas, and that the culprit was Bashir al-Assad, the Syrian President. Assad has been the favorite target of hatred by the al-Nusra Front, the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist factions. Oh, and the Obama administration.
The Obama administration asserted Sunday for the first time that the Syrian government used the nerve gas sarin to kill more than 1,400 people in the world’s gravest chemical weapons attack in 25 years as the White House intensified pressure on a skeptical Congress to authorize punitive military strikes against Damascus.
Secretary of State John F. Kerry said new laboratory tests showed traces of sarin, an extremely toxic nerve agent, in blood and hair samples collected from emergency workers who responded Aug. 21 to the scene of an alleged chemical weapons attack in the Damascus suburbs.
In an interview blitz on five Sunday television news shows, Kerry said the fresh forensic evidence strengthened an already compelling case for taking military action against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and he predicted that Congress would vote to give President Obama that authority.
“I can’t contemplate that the Congress would turn its back on all of that responsibility and the fact that we would have, in fact, granted impunity to a ruthless dictator to continue to gas his people,” Kerry said on “Fox News Sunday.” “Those are the stakes.”
The death toll is markedly lower this time, with
. . . Well, I just heard that the US has launched airstrikes on Syria, with 43 Tomahawk missiles targeting Syrian airbases. The Russians are apparently involved.
I think it’s a bad mistake. And I think we’ll end up welcoming a lot more Syrian “refugees” as a result.
Assad is a horrible leader. Only the Islamists that will replace him are worse.