Wednesday, August 28, 2013

US Involvement in Syria

It is without question that chemical weapons were used on innocent civilians with evidence pointing to the Assad regime as the perpetrator's. It was a dastardly, barbarous, grotesque attack and rightfully garnered worldwide outrage. I for one, with memories of the world's silent complicity that helped fuel a genocide that killed up to 1 million in only six weeks time in Rwanda in 1994, was all for US intervention in Syria. Up until now. Why? The United States has not even acted yet and they're getting excoriated worldwide. Some say it's about oil, about helping Al Qaida. Others point the finger for the attacks at, unbelievably the US.  Conspiracy theories regarding the US abound! And you know what? I'm getting a little sick of it. Maybe it's time for the US to look inside and concentrate on the myriad issues affecting the country today and let someone else take the damn heat. Risking war with Russia, China just to do what is basically the right thing? Is it really worth it? I'm not so sure anymore.