posted on Jul, 16 2012 @ 10:41 PM
I am just going to chime in with my going stance at the moment. No intervention, by any nation.That is not to say that is not happening, because it
probably is? Covertly of course. Just can't keep intelligence communities from going after the low-lying fruit, and there is plenty of it lying around
in Syria. A central government seemingly on the ropes, and a bunch influential hearts and minds prime for the plucking as they wage rebellion. That is
what I would call a spook's wet dream, and a smorgasbord of opportunity. Just don't get caught. Weapons and supplies for weary insurrectionists go
together about as much as lollipops and children. So to say that it is not going on is being naive.
However, I am against any such behavior because the major powers are using this issue as a means to poke sticks at each other without having to face
one another in a more traditional combat setting. Civilians and government forces are being used as cannon fodder in yet another grand game of chess
between the major powers. It is shaping up to be another proxy war as we have seen so much of during the Cold War. Everyone hissing and pissing at
each other from their little podiums in the UN, or utilizing similar rhetoric on the international stage.
All that needs to be said is this, if you use WMD's against any regional countries or even threaten to use them in desperation? Expect an
international response! Plain and simple. As some have already pointed out, nobody did a thing to Saddam Hussein when he gassed the Kurds. I suppose
it was out of sight out of mind as long as he was willing to throw men, treasure, and equipment into the meat grinder known as the Iran/Iraq War. it
resulted in millions being killed, and lasted a decade. A lot of nations wanted to get even with Iran after the fall of the Shah. Saddam became their
useful fool. Things go horribly wrong, and we have more equipment and men being sent over there to patch things up. I do not want to see that
happening if it can be avoided.
Let the Syrians fight amongst themselves. Furthermore, this diplomat got run out of his job with the regime and has an axe to grind. At least that is
how I see it. I would believe him as much as I would believe a used car salesman. Glass half full. I realize that Syria is in terrible shape, but the
rebels knew what was involved by taking up arms against the regime. That is their burden to carry as far as I am concerned. I say that only as it is
now. If the regime decides to do something catastrophic? Then plans need to be devised to deal with it, and I would wager they are already in place.
Smoke 'em if you got 'em! In the meantime, just watch and wait.
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