Going to War in Syria: Seriously?

Catching up on news after our conference weekend (a good one, by all accounts I’ve heard from attendees), I became disturbed at the possibility of imminent war. I speak of the saber rattling over Syria. If the Warhawks get their way, there will be more useless deaths of Americans, increased (and justified) hatred of us abroad, worse conditions for the Christians in the Middle East, and possibly a major conflagration leading to WWIII.

We’ve aroused Russian aggression in numerous ways in recent years (by, e.g., bringing NATO right to Moscow’s front yard), but insisting on “regime change” in a nation that is their ally, and where the Christians are protected, just may be that malevolent last straw that breaks the camel’s back, only the camel is the Russian Bear and Vladimir Putin is not a man to be messed with.

Here are some news links for those interested:

here-have-some-democracy

  • schmenz

    I’m not sure he USA has aroused Russian aggression; rather it has aroused Russia’s fear. The only aggressors in this scenario are headquartered in Washington DC.

  • Good point. Thanks schmenz. You are right.

  • GeneDe

    The neo-liberal and neo-cons just can’t get their fill of death and destruction. We have far too many pols that have never worn the uniform, and care less for the families of those who do wear the uniform. What they do care about is the spreading of “democracy” at all costs as well as making sure their wallets are bloated with cash from the sale of weapons to who knows who? See the grief Donald Trump is enduring because he is willing to engage in talks with Putin, rather than launching ICBMs against Mother Russia. We are getting really close, I fear. Our Lady of Fatima, help us and pray for us!! St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in the coming battle against our DOMESTIC enemies…

  • desertvoice

    This is nonsense! How do you measure what came first, the Russian determination to colonize Syria for political reasons, or the fear that the U.S.. resistance to this scheme generates, both in the U.S. and in Russia? So do not blame Washington only!

  • Alyosha Karamazov

    Inasmuch as I agree with you at all (which agreement is only minimal), I can restate your point in this way: “Just because our politicians are whores and reprobates does not mean that the other guys are saints.”

  • By “colonize,” do you mean defend the democratically elected government, or something else?

  • desertvoice

    I suspect you are an Orthodox Russian. Putin wants more land and more power. Half a million people have already died, women and children, to satisfy his ambition and a thirst for human blood. I am a Catholic and I disagree with Putin: he has enough power and enough land, especially after Ucraine and Crimea!

  • desertvoice

    Correct me if I am wrong. First, Assad was never elected democratically as we understand democracy. He has always been a Communist stooge. And secondly, if he was a Democrat, he wouldn’t massacre the protesters against his government in 2001! 250 thousand of Syrian citizens died because of this “initial’ Assad’s massacre!