- Posted September 1, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Are chemical weapons a ‘red line’?
The Syrian Paradox
A paradox you ask? Yes, because it is simply impossible to make the right decision here. America cannot make enough of an impact to do anything but create more kaos in an already deadly war.
Upon a limited strike, all that can be achieved is tantamount to taking a fly swatter to a Bee hive. An all out strike, and victory, cannot be had with he said, she said intelligence, insufficient supply lines, the lack of international support and enough money.
To enter into such a commitment is neither wise or effective. We learned the lessons of success by our effort in world war 2, we also learned the lessons of defeat in Vietnam. Over the years since Vietnam, we have consistently been good at half measures and antics. We take our precious resources in our military men, women and its leadership, and waste their lives like pawns on a chessboard. In all of human history, such arrogance has only been employed by despots, dictators and war criminals. Not those labeled by liberals, conservatives, or the media, but by those whose label has been death they themselves have ordered out in the open and directly.
In todays America, there is division. Our nation, made up of left, right and center philosophies, has so shattered it's resolve, that only death and destruction prevails. Its cities bankrupt, its industries gone, or on life support. This great countries workers, both Union workers and Non-Union workers bicker while the rest of the world expands.
Limosine liberals and conservative war mongers, libertarian talkers, and our representatives in power waste this countries time. None of them participate in the health and welfare of our humanity. It is a shame to have fallen to such a place.
Yes, its an American Paradox and we should be ashamed. Leadership among us is despicable. We are damned if we do and we are damned if we don't.
I'd love to see this printed. At my age of 59, I am embarrased for myself and my family. The millions of men and women who have died for this country deserve bettter from all of us. We should lead, not out of duty, but out of respect for the gift of freedom and democracy not available to those who have lived in the past 1000 years....