posted on Apr, 15 2003 @ 12:52 AM
First, a quote, I don't remember who said it, but it was from the Middle East.
Americans are afraid of death, that is their greatest weakness.
We push our fears and morals on others. Syria wont attack after what we did to Saddam. But then why not? If we fight Syria, it is not a matter of
who will back them, it is a matter of who will go against us. We become insta tyrant, worse than we already are there, and the people grab sticks to
fight off our tanks.
I coudl just see it now, "Coalition forces irradicate Iraq killing civilians in their path, now attacking Syria." The people will be baffled with
BS, and fight to the death. Are we ready to kill every last Syrian? (whatever you call them). The problem with most things both Bush is stating and
others is, polotics is a huge part of war. If you can convince your people that they will die if they do not fight, they will fight, to the death if
Now add in the other countries that are led to belive this. Iran now holds the strongest army to my knowledge in the Middle East. And while their
"ships" are small, they are also fast and manuverable. I had the luxery of seeing them first hand.
I am unsure which countries have nukes, which have nukes hidden, and which do not, but I can say, the Middle East has more fanatics than America, and
their values are far different than ours, they truely believe they will go to heaven if they fight for their people. This adds up to be trouble. I
wish everything would just calm down for a good decade or so. Let things get sorted out, and have the UN put the right pressures on whom ever needs
it. But if Bush acts as hastely as he speaks, I fear the worst is possible, whether it is likely or not, is the risk worth it?