Already Broken

I’m watching the action in Syria with some interest. I cannot support any of the combatants, but I can tell you assuredly that there would be no war there had not the US (and allies) sent so much money and armament to some thugs to destabilize the situation. The whole thing arises from Assad refusing to allow the Qatar gas pipeline through Syria. We can debate whether his refusal was wise or just, but there is no way anyone can claim US involvement is just. It’s just vicious and petty revenge, which pretty much characterizes most of our poking around in other people’s countries. So whatever else may be morally right or wrong in Syria, the US is absolutely and totally wrong.

Thus, when the US bombed Assad’s troops out near Deir al-Zor a few days ago, I was deeply saddened. But I suppose it just didn’t occur to me that it could represent a defacto mutiny by the Pentagon. That is something that is far more interesting than any warfare in Syria. The first thing we notice is how desperately the government tries to keep it all out of sight. It’s a higher priority on keeping us fooled than trying to keep the actors in line. Or, perhaps the author is wrong and everyone in the Administration is lying about what they actually want to see happen. Or maybe they really don’t care? However, I find that military insubordination is more plausible, given what I know from serving in the military.

At any rate, this is something worth watching.

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About Ed Hurst

Disabled Veteran, prophet of God's Laws, Bible History teacher, wannabe writer, volunteer computer technician, cyclist, Social Science researcher
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2 Responses to Already Broken

  1. Jay DiNitto says:

    “So whatever else may be morally right or wrong in Syria, the US is absolutely and totally wrong.”

    You’re sounding a little too reasonable here, Ed. Are you sure you want to do that? 🙂

    Like

  2. Ed Hurst says:

    Oh my; I was hoping it sounded imperious and implacable. I’ll have to work on that, Jay. 😉

    Like

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