reply to post by DestroyDestroyDestroy
Quitting BS would see Mr Kerry, and indeed the entire Washington system become a very quiet place. This latest and utterly insane statement from Mr
Kerry is just further proof, in my estimation, that the entire arguement for taking military action in Syria cannot have a purely humanitarian aim.
What makes me angry about this situation is, that the reason that intervention in this conflict is not being touted as on humanitarian grounds, is
because to advertise it as such prevents the US military from doing any of the things it is any actual use at in war. That is, carpet bombing,
"surgical strikes" which next to always kill more civilians than combatants, spraying minigun rounds from choppers into vehicles driven by
photographers, and so on and so forth. Without wanting to sound rude, using the US military to protect civilians by taking out the aggressors in the
region, would be like using a double bearded axe to do keyhole surgery. Its not going to be effective in the role, its going to leave a mess, and the
patient will die much faster, than if they had been left well alone.
Fact is, that since the US cannot in all honesty even SUGGEST that a potential mission in Syria would be humanitarian in nature, because of those
reasons I mention above, they shouldnt be acting at all! No part of thier armed forces is careful enough, skilled enough, precise enough, or smart
enough to get a job like preventing the further use of chemical weapons done, without killing 40 times as many civilians as combatants, and making the
situation and death toll worse. That is not acceptable.
If the US do have people at thier disposal who could do the job silently, without the mobilisation of vast tonnages of men and machinery, the
pointless deaths of masses of civilians, and indeed the need for some sort of occupying force, then those people are so deeply black ops that no one
has ever heard of them. Those would be the only sort of people that could legitimately be sent to do neutralise this threat, and as pointed out by the
OP, doing so would only strengthen the arm of Al CIAda, and apparantly the US is at war with that organisation... which it created... and funds... and
supplies... and trains...
What a can of crap!
edit on 7-9-2013 by TrueBrit because: Grammar issues.