The power of life and death
(The media repeatedly replays the administrations ‘official’ comment about women and children being killed by gas attacks. They are endeavoring to build your support for obama’s planed attack on Syria by using psychologically emotional images of children suffocating from a gas attack.)
Just who do we think we are, God? No nation, not being physically attacked, should have the right to decide who lives and who dies, but right now in the bowels of the Pentagon and the White House people are deciding the fate of people thousands of miles away. We are doing this not to defend or save American lives but simply because we think we understand what is right and wrong better than those involved. The reason given by our President to the press is that we who have the power must intercede because Syria is using gas to kill those trying to topple the government. So does this mean when hundreds of civilians are murdered using bullets and explosives it is OK?
Many years ago England ruled the world and there was a saying that the sun never sets on the English empire. At that time England was the most powerful force in the world and was not afraid to impose its rules and way of life on any country. As we have seen over the years England’s power has diminished and so has its mindset that it knew what was better for other countries far better than the people that live there. Along comes the United States and because of the power and might shown in the first and second world wars it proved to be the new ‘most powerful’ nation on the face of the earth. But along with that power came the erroneous idea that we also knew what was right or wrong better than anybody else.
With Syria we have two forces opposing each other. One aligned with al-Qaeda and the other with Hezbollah, both are committed to the destruction of the United States. Why then are we thinking of getting involved in a situation involving two of our enemies? What gives us the right to be planning some military acts that will kill even more innocent people?
Yes innocent people will be killed if we do nothing. But even using long range missiles we will still murder innocent people along with whomever or whatever we target. I know I am looking simplistically at this but if two of our enemies decide to fight each other I say let them do it.
Just because we ‘were’ like the England of old, the most powerful nation on earth,
we still have no right to kill anyone except in our own defense.