By Justin O. Smith:
“…war began, that is, an event took place opposed to human reason and to human nature. Millions of men perpetrated against one another such innumerable crimes, frauds, treacheries… incendiarisms, and murders, as in whole centuries are not recorded in the annals of all the law courts of the world, but which those who committed them did not at the time regard as being crimes.” -Leo Tolstoy ‘War and Peace’
Today Americans find themselves once more on the brink of a massive military conflagration, and Obama has led them there. His weak, indecisive and timid foreign policy throughout the entire Middle East and his “red line” comments concerning both Iran and Syria regarding any use of weapons of mass destruction do not bode well for Israel’s future, and Obama has backed our nation into a dangerous and precarious position. And, although Secretary of State John Kerry tried his best to link the recent sarin gas attacks on innocent Syrians to the Syrian government and Bashar al-Assad, no definitive proof has yet been offered.
Is it not possible that, through the course of this war, Al Qaeda and the islamofascists managed to capture some of Assad’s chemical weapons stockpile and committed this crime against humanity in order to acquire more arms and garner the full support of the U.S. for Syria’s “rebels”?
Regardless of who is responsible, one must ask, “What vital U.S. interest is at stake here?”
This conflict in Syria represents a great deal more than a simple “civil war”, and Assad was telling the truth to the entire world, when he stated that his government and Syria were under an Al Qaeda led attack, coordinated with other islamofascist groups such as Shaabab el-Nusra. And now, islamofascists from across the globe are flocking to Syria in an attempt to organize a new base of operations there.
The Middle East has long fought an inner struggle, not only between Shia and Sunni sects, regarding the process of modernizing and taking a place in the civilized world, and, in pursuit of establishing a free society eventually, strong men, albeit dictators, and liberal Muslim “reformers” such as Jamal Abd al-Nasser and Anwar Sadat of Egypt and Hafez Assad and now his son Bashar Assad of Syria have attempted to suppress islamofascism and the return of the Islamic theocratic caliphate (much like the Ottoman Empire) espoused by the Muslim Brotherhood and its offspring, Al Qaeda and Hamas. In 1954 Nasser outlawed the Muslim Brotherhood, and in 1982 Hafez Assad brutally suppressed a Muslim Brotherhood uprising at Hama. And, in light of how quickly Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood began squashing the Egyptian constitution, declared a dictatorship and repressed 22 million secular Egyptians and persecuted Egypt’s Christians, after Obama ensured Hosni Mubarak’s removal, it appears that previous leaders knew their enemy well.
Mustafa Mashur, the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt from 1996 to 2002, often stated: “Jihad for Allah is not limited to the specific region of the Islamic countries since the Muslim homeland is one and not divided, and the banner of jihad has already been raised in some of its parts, and shall continue to be raised, with the help of Allah, until every inch of the land of Islam will be liberated and the State of Islam established.”
And, in relation to Mashur’s statement, the Shia Muslims of Hezbollah in Iran and the Sunni Muslims of Al Qaeda, Hamas and many other islamofascist groups are in agreement, even though they are currently battling each other in Syria. This has occurred, in large part, because Iran still needs Russian support (Russia also needs Syrian ports), Syria is a client state of both Iran and Russia, and Iran and Saudi Arabia both see their nations as the leaders of the Islamic world; in the meantime, Erdogan of Turkey is backing Al Qaeda, Shaabab el-Nusra and the other islamofascists in Syria.
By now, most Americans recognize that Assad and the Syrian government have never been a friend to the U.S., as Syria has long been aligned with North Korea, Iran and Russia, but just a little over two years ago, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton referred to Assad as “a reformer”, since he had loosened some of the more repressive measures at the time; make no mistake, Assad has been brutal in his tactics against any opposition to his Baathist government, especially so against the Muslim Brotherhood, but, until his regimes’ recent destabilization, he has been a stalwart protector of Syrian Christians from the likes of Al Qaeda, which is now killing Christians at will!
On August 31, 2013, Obama stated that he “had concluded these (sarin) attacks” had been carried out by Assad’s regime, as ended with “if this proves to be true.” This is the most uncertain and ambiguous statement ever to have been made by a U.S. president.
Initially, Obama seemed set to act on his own authority and order a “limited surgical strike” of cruise missiles on approximately 50 Syrian targets, but now, many of Obama’s supporters are suggesting that a need to present a “unified front” explains his recent vascillation and decision to seek Congressional approval for this strike. Like many others, I see this as a move to save face. His “red line” comment was ill-advised, and now he is compounding idiocy with a more idiotic attack on Assad’s regime, which will only advance Al Qaeda and the islamofascist agenda in Syria; just as U.S. interests were better served in Egypt under Hosni Mubarak, so too are they better served with Assad in contol of Syria for the time being.
On September 1, 2013, Senator Rand Paul stated, “I think it’s a mistake to get involved in the Syrian civil war… How can you ask a man to be the first to die for a mistake?”
Currently our enemies are calling Obama’s indecisiveness “a declining America’s retreat.” With Iran becoming more powerful everyday and still the number one exporter of terrorism in the world and Saudi Arabia exporting the Islamic Wahhabiist ideology, islamofascism is once more on the rise and threatening Europe and America too. War between the United States and the islamofascists and their allies is inevitable; if the U.S. is to attack anyone, the target should be Iran, as we also continue to decimate Al Qaeda, ever since their actions in 1979, 1983, 2001, and 2003 to the present have shown the lengths they will go to hurt America. But, this doesn’t mean we necessarily abandon the idea of, at the very least, a temporary peace and hasten to war in the next few weeks, especially with several Russian warships in the area and an inept and foolish Muslim sympathizer, Barack Hussein Obama, guiding us into certain disaster and possibly WWIII: U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East must reflect a counter to threats from Iran, its proxies and the Muslim Brotherhood and aligned islamofascist groups, as we simultaneously separate ourselves from a region that maintains such a warped worldview and vision of a new order, despite our oil needs which can realistically be met through our own naturally occurring mineral wealth.
I’m not necessarily against taking Assad to task eventually for all his past bad acts, such as the nuclear reactor discovered by Israel in 2007, but I cannot in good conscience support a U.S. president who is not trusted by his allies. This is not the time nor the president of strength needed for the future conflagration America is certain to see.