I have remained very silent about Syria, and what is happening. First because I am trying to listen to all sides and come to a reasonable and informed decision about this God awful mess. However, as each day passes I find myself becoming more and more angry at my government and elected officials whom I have entrusted my most sacred and valuable treasures on earth, the lives and futures of my children and my grandchildren.
While they sit in their ivory towers, arguing whether or not it is reasonable to send our troops into the depths of hell, using as their excuse, the use of chemical weapons which we know were used in 2012 and Obama did nothing. So trust me my friend, it is an excuse, there is NOTHING reasonable being discussed behind those closed doors, other than Obama’s ability to “Save Face,” with the international community, and to give the Syrian Rebels (Radical Islamists) and the Muslim Brotherhood the ability to gain a stronger foot hold in the country.
There is nothing altruistic here; there is no care or concern for the “poor little children,” which Obama continually harangues about. There is no concern here for the innocent Christian men women and children, who are being murdered and chased from their homes and indeed their country on a daily basis by these radical Islamists, Habhat Al-Nusra and other radical Muslims groups. WND reports that “The Free Syrian Army, is also known to be funded by the Saudi Arabian government and has several offices in Washington D.C. for the purpose of lobbying support from American politicians.” What in the hell is going on here? http://www.wnd.com/2013/09/syrians-warn-west-about-dangerous-allies/
Who are we, who have we become; are we as a country, as a people, really funding and backing the very individuals responsible for the tragic strike on 9/11/2001!? Have we completely lost our principles, our values and our morals that we are now standing behind and supporting the very people who after killing an enemy, cut the heart from their chest, eat it and then upload the video onto YouTube for the entire world to see!? Are we so lost, and have we descended so low, that we are supplying weapons and ammunition to the very individuals who attacked our CIA Annex and brutally murdered Ambassador Stevens and three other fine, decent Americans!?
Have we lost all sense of right and wrong, that we cannot see the truth when it is staring us in the face, screaming open your eyes, see the signs! That we ignore the Harbingers, the warnings so clearly placed before us?
There is no concern here for the innocents who are trapped with no way out, their voices drowned out by a thousand other’s screaming “Allah Akbar,” as they murder innocent Christian men, and then take the Christian women for themselves, raping them and then forcing them into lives of slavery and servitude; as they scream “Allah Akbar,” putting their hands on cars, that car is now theirs! These Syrian rebels we are supporting have brought fatwa to the country, and with this, they are able to marry 3-year-old girls, 6-year-old girls, and 9-year-old girls? A woman interviewed by WND, asked; “What kind of people you are supporting?” She goes on to say: “Those people are the destroyers of humanity; they are against the rights of women. So how can you as a free country support the people who are killing women, who are killing half of the society and innocent children?” http://www.wnd.com/2013/09/syrians-warn-west-about-dangerous-allies/
Who are we; that we would pay homage to these people; that we would offer any support whatsoever to these people? Where is our humanity? I hear the argument that we cannot allow these people to use chemical weapons against innocent women and children, but where was Obama when chemical weapons were used against the Syrian people in 2012? Where was the president then? There is documented evidence of Bashar al-Assad using chemical weapons against his people on 15 separate occasions since 2012, and yet, now all of a sudden, it is not acceptable? Pray tell, what makes this gas attack worse than the 15 previous attacks used on innocent men, women and yes children? Are we really going to use the argument that the proof of these previous gas attacks were not as overwhelming as the gas-attack of July 2013! Seriously, this is what will make a strike on Syria okay this is what we will use to justify our actions; to justify opening the gates of hell on the world! http://nypost.com/2013/08/30/assad-gassed-syria-15-times-since-2012-us-weighing-strike-options/
What makes the gas attacks worse than chopping off the heads of Christians? What makes a gas attack worse than burning them alive? What makes gas attacks worse than the genital mutilation of innocent women and children? What makes gas attacks worse than lining up people and shooting them in the head? What makes gas attack worse than stripping women naked and hanging them on a cross because they are Coptic Christians? Tell me, please help me to understand what makes any form of murder and torture worse than another? Please help me understand, because from my living room couch, it all looks the same to me, murder of innocent men, women and children looks the same to me no matter what damn method is used!!
This has nothing to do with the use of chemical weapons, nothing! This has everything to do with power, and political gain and footing in the region. This has everything to do with our presidents extremely strong connections and ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, and the Arab Nations, who is more than happy to Bear the cost of a Military strike in Syria! According to MSN News; “Arab nations have offered to help pay for any US military intervention in Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry told lawmakers Wednesday as he sought support for missiles strikes. ‘With respect to Arab countries offering to bear the cost and to assist, the answer is profoundly yes, they have. That offer is on the table,’ Kerry said as he appeared before a House of Representatives panel.” http://arabia.msn.com/news/world/2063418/arab-nations-offered-to-pay-for-syria-strike-kerry/
Innocent people are dying on a daily basis in Syria, and more will die, if America goes forward with this military strike. Already, Russia is lining up warships in the east Mediterranean; according to Reuters, “President Vladimir Putin has said the naval presence is needed to protect national security interests and is not a threat to any nation.” However Putin has made it quite clear that he will retaliate if necessary. http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/29/us-syria-crisis-russia-navy-idUSBRE97S0AK20130829
Iran has chimed in, and has threatened to respond with force after any such U.S. strike on Syria. The United States intelligence intercepted a message stating this from the Iranian General Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Revolutionary Guard’s elite Quds Force. http://www.policymic.com/articles/62485/iran-threatens-retaliation-for-u-s-strike-on-syria
According to Breitbart’s Wynton Hall; “A Thursday State Department alert warned against traveling to Iraq, citing terrorist activity “at levels unseen since 2008.” He goes on to report that , “on Friday, the U.S. State Department ordered nonessential U.S. diplomats to evacuate Lebanon over concerns of a possible attack by Hezbollah on the U.S. Embassy in Beirut. U.S. citizens in Lebanon have also been urged to get out. U.S. diplomats in Adana, Turkey have also been pulled out.” http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2013/09/06/Iran-Orders-Revenge-Attack-On-U-S-Embassy-In-Iraq
If this is not bad enough, if this is not enough to make one take pause, step back and give serious thought and very careful consideration to their decision to send a military strike on Syria, than perhaps Iran’s most recent threat, coming from the former governor of southern Iran’s Kish province, Aliresa Forghani, who threw down the gauntlet last week with he stated: “Hopefully Obama will be pigheaded enough to attack Syria, and then we will see the … loss of US interests [through terrorist attacks],” he threatened. “In just 21 hours [after the attack on Syria], a family member of every US minister [department secretary], US ambassadors, US military commanders around the world will be abducted. And then 18 hours later, videos of their amputation will be spread [around the world].”
It is important to note here that Forghani is an analyst and a strategy specialist in the supreme leader’s camp and he is closely aligned with Mehdi Taeb, who is the head of the regime’s Ammar Strategic Base, which just so happens to be a radical think tank, which means this man, speaks with the blessings of the Islamic regime! Oh deep joy! http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/09/iran-threatens-mass-abductions-killing-americans-obama-strikes-syria/#y059IHBcsr3mqrXK.99
For those of you too young to remember, a similar situation took place in 1984, with CIA station Chief William Buckley was abducted in Beirut and later killed by Hezbollah on Iran’s order. A video tape was dropped off at the U.S. Embassy in Athens to which former CIA Director William Casey described what he saw in the video as; “They had done more than ruin his body, His eyes made it clear his mind had been played with. It was horrific, medieval and barbarous.” http://www.catholic.org/international/international_story.php?id=52300
These threats have not given the U.S. the caveat, of we will only retaliate if you put boots on the ground, or we will only retaliate if the strike lasts longer than so many hours or so many days. No, these threats have made it quite clear, “any strike” on Syria will be met with severe consequences and loss of many, many innocent lives!
Now to add to the already intense situation, we welcome China into the unfolding drama. Yes, China has sent Warships and 1000 Marines to Syria, accusing the United States of lying about Syria and ignoring International Laws. http://investmentwatchblog.com/china-accuses-the-u-s-of-lying-about-syria-and-says-u-s-ignoring-international-laws-china-sends-warships-to-syria-joining-russian-warships-in-mediterranean-sea/
This Syrian Crisis makes the Bay of Pigs look like a pic nick in the park, a cake walk. President Obama is willing to open the gates of hell on humanity, for what, to save his pride, to save face, with the international community which already looks upon him as a weak and feckless leader. Where is the man who campaigned on bringing our troops home? Where is the so-called reasonable, measured, man? In five years I have yet to see such a man. Well the Nobel Peace Prize winner, actually pull the trigger and launch the world into WWIII?
As a Catholic, I cannot separate myself from my religious beliefs, for it makes up the fabric of who I am as a person. Pope Francis urged the Group of 20 leaders on Thursday to abandon the “futile pursuit” of military action in Syria, and laid out the Vatican’s case for negotiated settlement that would guarantee rights for all Syrians, including minority Christians. Pope Francis is hosting a peace vigil in St. Peter’s Square today, in hopes his message of peace will be heard throughout the world. It is the first time any such peace rally has been held at the Vatican. Holy See officials have stressed that the vigil is a religious event not a political protest. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/05/pope-francis-syria_n_3872435.html
So today I will pray that my President rethinks his stance on the use of military force on Syria. That he will step back and think about the far-reaching implications, and consequences of his actions. That for once, he will think about someone other than himself and his own wants needs and desires. And if my President cannot step up to the plate, and use caution and carefulness in this present crisis, I pray that Congress will have the courage to stand up to Obama and tell him NO, we will not sanction another military strike that will lead us and indeed the world to the Gates of Hell!
By: A.K. Robson
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