By Larry Gordon –
This entire plan to raid or drop some sophisticated bombs on Syria seems to have all the trappings of a Broadway show opening night. Today according to some military news sites the plan is for the so-called attack to take place on Friday night. I suppose the advance warning is being issued so that people in Syria anyway, can get out of the way. It is no doubt dangerous to be in a place where bombs are going off.
Another website reported that Syrian President (never elected really but it’s an impressive title) and his family along with his senior aids have also left Damascus and possibly the country. What in the world is up with that? He is supposed to be the target of all the preparations and excitement—who said he could just sneak out in the middle of the night.
President Obama reminds me of the old bedtime story about the big bad wolf threatening to, “huff and puff until I blow your house down.” As to where all this bluster is going to lead, I suppose we are going to find out within the next few days. Why the orchestration and warnings about a possible coming attack is necessary is I guess a symptom of modern warfare. No one really wants all the violence, the collateral damage and then the big expensive cleanup job that will ensue after a few billion dollars of sophisticated weaponry does its thing.
It seems that the problem here not unlike in the Wizard of Oz is the wicked witch. All that really needs to be done is to figure out a way to get rid of Mr. Assad who seems to be the cause of a good deal of the problems. Someone in the Obama foreign policy coterie must know that. If they do not perhaps someone there should just Google, “Assad-Syria.”
Of course none of this is a joke, not for Israel anyway. It is an amazing position to be in during this phase of the history of our planet. The US picks a fight with an Arab dictator and their response is that if you attack us, we attack Israel.
If Obama is going to really punish Mr. Assad for killing over 1,000 Syrians last week in a chemical gas attack how about keeping quiet and just doing it? When Assad during the last two years murdered over 100,000 of his countrymen it didn’t seem to bother the President that much.
Let’s get on with the show.