Who Are The Experts Urging Us To Bomb Syria?

Waterwheels_in_Hamma,_SyriaLawyers, Guns & Money points out that we should no longer be listening to these people:

The Weekly Standard has an open letter explaining that blowing up lots of stuff in Syria is a great idea: The signatories on the letter addressed to President Obama inlcude Senator Joe Lieberman, Bernard-Henri Levy, Karl Rove, Bill Kristol, Elliott Abrams, Leon Wieseltier, and many others.

The “other people” include Max Boot, Paul Berman, Dr. Clifford D. May, Marty Peretz, and Danielle Pletka. I suppose it’s not literally true that the endorsement of these people means that bombing and/or invading Syria is a bad idea, but…let’s just if there was some way of betting that these people would be wrong you could be living in your own $32 million apartment complete with $160,000 wine cellar and million-dollar apartments for your many domestic servants.

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  • Aipeed Teaitchse

    They’re all connected to the CFR – the handful that aren’t full fledged members represent one or more (typically neoconservative) subgroups.

  • BuzzCoastin

    Who Are The Experts Urging Us To Bomb Syria?

    the MIBC & their pimps
    the MIBC pimp-hand is strong

  • kowalityjesus

    Has the nascently ubiquitous internet caused typical diplomatically-immune zionist behavior to lose steam?

  • marshall

    they are not experts, they are special interests.

  • Juan

    Those people are bad, evil and wrong.

  • UncleB

    If your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail! If you sell hammers, even more so!

  • Sean

    How can anyone remotely trust that the government is actually concerned about the suffering of Syrian citizens??

    Are you kidding? Does anyone literally think the US government saw the gassing of Syrian people, felt empathy for them, and decided we should stand up for what is right? Really???

    IF that was true…what about the North Koreans?
    They live in the most despotic fascist state on Earth(and one of the most fascist in all human history), have hundreds of thousands of people in CONCENTRATION CAMPS, have zero freedoms, suffer from massive starvation and disease, AND….to top it all off, this fascist obscene government…..has NUCLEAR WEAPONS.

    IF….the US government truly felt it was their responsibility to look out for the downtrodden and suppressed….the North Korean people should be first on our list to help. Those millions of people are suffering a life FAR worse than anything in Syria. Yes Syria is bad now…but nowhere near as bad as it is in North Korea.

    But will we invade North Korea, dispose their government, and bring much needed relief and freedom to the enslaved people of that nation?
    Of COURSE we won’t. No one even pretends that’s an option. North Korea is a barren land….there’s no natural resources to exploit.

    The “need” to bomb Assad’s forces in Syria is for one reason….and we all know what it is. Maintaining stability in the Middle East is paramount to US foreign policy. And it all comes down to Oil reserves and Oil export routes. That’s it. If the Middle East did not have the Oil they have….we would pay it as much attention as we pay every other random country where bad things happen. We’d ignore it.

    So….given this….why can’t they at least be fucking honest about it? If they simply must bomb Syria, at least come out to the American people who will be funding and fighting this adventure and tell us the TRUTH. Be honest.

    Tell us that we have to stabilize Syria because the politicians who “represent” us are concerned ONLY with getting votes for their next term and have pandered to the American people by ignoring serious facts, and putting off sustainable solutions till a future day of reckoning. A day they could care less about because it won’t affect them….and bringing up such things scares people and make them less likely to vote for you.

    Tell us that you’ve turned a blind eye to diminishing Oil resources and have been unwilling to lift a finger to shore up our future by committing capital to fund alternative sources of fuel. Tell us that you have no respect for our intelligence OR our capacity to solve big problems. Tell us that because of these and many other mistakes, you’ve put us in a situation where we have no choice but to have a constant military presence in the Middle East. Tell us that the problem is only going to get worse as population increases and natural resources decrease. Tell us that you’re unwilling to admit this is a path to nihilism and you’re unwilling to think outside the box and let us citizens loose to find a solution.

    Tell us the truth…that we must attack Syria so we can continue living in perpetual denial and that you desperately need us to be as apathetic as possible for this all to work. Tell us that you’re taking advantage of us and could care less about some dead Syrian kids.

    Tell us the truth….and then let us make up our mind about how we should proceed. IF we were told the truth…if it was all laid bare so that no one had the excuse of ignorance any longer….the American spirit of ingenuity and problem-solving would be set free and would get us out of this mess.

    Tell us all of this….unless of course, you sincerely do not care about your fellow human beings, planet, or country. If you really truly ONLY care about your short-term future of wealth, fame, and power….then continue on the current course. Go ahead and pander to soccer moms. Show them photos of children’s corpses. Get on TV and say, with glistening eyes, that we must fight for what is right. Go ahead and take advantage of the American people like you always have…and giggle about it behind close doors with your colleagues.

    Actually…..I’m starting to realize WHY they lie and pander to us in the first place. And…why it will never stop, UNTIL the American People wake up, shake off their apathy, and take this country back. Not in a tin-foil-hat Tea-Party kind of way. Simply reasserting the fact that this country is a land of, by, and for the People. If our representatives cannot, or will not, represent us any longer….they are no longer needed. And if they won’t leave….it’s time we ignore them and attack these problems ourselves. They can help if they want. But we won’t expect it.

    Gahh….rant over. :/

    • Marcio

      You are soooo right. Great comment, Sean!

  • Russell Scott Day

    What if whom ever has the bad weapons could trade them for something approved? Could they do that?

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