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The power of life and death

August 28, 2013

(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.)

the journalistJust 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.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. August 28, 2013 12:55 pm

    Agreed.
    The UN is the “Governing Body” and has not made any decision, nor asked any country to step in. No one would appreciate China or North Korea deciding they didn’t like something and going and bombing one or the other.

    It’s a real crappy situation. But deliberately stepping into it doesn’t help anyone.

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  2. Texasjim permalink
    August 28, 2013 7:18 pm

    Well said: I only wish that people in DC would think this way. England had a King back then, and now we do also.

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  3. Del permalink
    August 28, 2013 9:23 pm

    BO stuck his foot in his mouth when He called red line.. Reminds me so much of Clinton and his Kosovo BS… Gees what idiots…. At least Clinton got approval as he is supposed to from congress.

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  4. August 30, 2013 11:00 am

    I hear the news reporting at least 20 middle eastern countries support U.S. intervention; if that’s the case, why aren’t those countries doing the intervening? If not middle east outrage, why are we not seeing other global governments stepping in – why is it always the U. S.? We are being broken by the costs of engaging in acts of war outside our borders. I’m tired of hearing it’s because we need those allies, we need to prevent the build-up of arms, the collusion of opposing forces. At some point, we will learn we don’t rule the world and we’re not to save it from itself.

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  5. September 19, 2013 4:15 am

    We need to put leaders who push war, in the front lines of their battles…
    Very well expressed!

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