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Why We Need to Bomb Syria


Recently Gassed Syrian Children

In the ultra-connected world we live in today, isolationism is not an option. Turning our backs on atrocities can be devastating to our global interests and thus our domestic. Yet we and the rest of the world quail and bicker and dither as a ruthless dictator sets a new standard of military horror, the mass gassing of innocent people. Have we forgotten our Holocaust pledge, never again?

In a week or more, Congress, in all likelihood, will effectively approve the use of chemical weapons worldwide by refusing to authorize a limited military strike, an unequivocal statement that we condemn such unthinkable acts. Regimes that might have held back for fear of retaliation will now be emboldened to gas their enemies, and their own, with impunity. The value of human life will plummet dramatically. Reports of chemical and biological massacres will eventually evoke no more interest, and become just as routine, as suicide bombings.

Not surprising for a country, and a Congress, that is systematically devaluing its own citizens. I can envision a day when a rebellion of the increasingly impoverished, disenfranchised, poorly educated, starving, and deemed worthless masses of Americans might be put down using our own remaining stockpile of chemical weapons. To save the plutocracy. Don’t for a second think it isn’t possible.

September 9, 2013 • Posted in: Uncategorized

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