The United States has no skin in the game in Syria. All sides too the Syria civil war hate America; even the innocents. Yet, we have Republican Senators, McCain and Graham, and Republican Congressman, Mike Rogers of Michigan, all claiming that Obama’s red line has been crossed and the US must do something. Why is this America’s problem? Why are these Senators and Congressman so anxious to send Americans to die in the cause of Syria? Did we learn nothing in Afghanistan and Iraq? Is Syria somehow threatening the United States of America? I don’t think so.
Here’s an idea. Why not let those who feel threatened by the Syrian civil war and Bashar Al-Assad? I’m thinking of countries like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, Jordan, and maybe even Egypt. The US has been pumping military aid into these countries for years. maybe it’s time they took care of problems in their own backyard instead of waiting for American and NATO soldiers to do it for them.
But…but…but, gee golly whiz, what if Iran comes to Syria’s defense? There would an all out war across the entire Middle East. Hmmm… now there is a pleasant thought.
But…but…but the flow of oil from the Middle East would stop. Then approve the Keystone Pipeline and the export of Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) and the US will be glad to sell oil and gas to Europe.
But…but…but, what about China and India? They need Middle East oil. Not our problem. They have gas shale they can develop. They can buy from Russia, Venezuela. The can buy coal from the US. Or, they could try bringing peace to the Middle East.
But…but…but, what about Israel? That’s easy. WE STAND WITH ISRAEL!
Your humble observer here at Asylum Watch may have gotten up on the wrong side of the bed this morning, but, isn’t it time that America started thinking about America?
Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?