Pat Buchanan: It is Syria's war, not ours

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Offline larsonstdoc

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Pat Buchanan: It is Syria's war, not ours
« on: May 28, 2013, 09:25:17 AM »
http://www.unionleader.com/article/20130507/OPINION02/130509445

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  Great article.  Pat tells us who is on who's side.



Why stay out? Because it is not our war. There is no vital U.S. interest in who rules Syria. Hafez Assad and Bashar have ruled Syria for 40 years. How has that ever threatened us?

Moreover, U.S. intervention would signal to Assad that the end is near, making his use of every weapon in his arsenal, including chemical weapons, more - not less - likely.

U.S. intervention would also make us de facto allies of Assad's principal enemies, the Muslim Brotherhood and al-Nusra Front, Syria's al-Qaida. As The New York Times reported, "Nowhere in rebel-controlled Syria is there a secular fighting force to speak of."


Do we really wish to expend American blood and treasure to bring about a victory of Islamists and jihadists in Syria?

If Assad's chemical weapons threaten any nation, it is Israel. But Israel knows where they are stored and has an air force superior to our own in the Med. Israeli troops on the Golan are as close to Damascus as Dulles Airport is to Washington, D.C. Yet Israel has not attacked Syria's chemical weapons.

Why not? Israel is well aware that Syria's air defense system is, as The Wall Street Journal reported, "one of the most advanced and concentrated barriers on the planet."

And if Israel does not feel sufficiently threatened by Syria's chemical weapons to go after them, why should we, 4,000 miles away?

Then there is Turkey, with three times Syria's population, NATO's second-largest army and a 600-mile border. Why is ridding the Middle East of Assad our assignment and not Ankara's?

Surely the heirs of the Ottomans have a larger stake here.

And if we get into this war, how do we get out?

For the war is metastasizing. Hezbollah is sending in fighters to help the Alawite Shia. Other Lebanese are assisting the Sunni rebels. The war could spread into Iraq, where the latest clashes between Sunni and Shia are pulling the country apart. Young Muslims are coming in from Europe.


Iran and Russia are aiding Damascus. Qatar and Saudi Arabia are aiding the Islamists. The United States, Jordan and Turkey are aiding the secularists. Syria could come apart, and a sectarian and ethnic war of all against all erupt across the region.

Do we really want the U.S. military in the middle of this?

Because his "red line" appears to have been crossed, Obama is being told he must attack Syria to maintain his credibility with Iran and North Korea.

Nonsense. To attack Syria would compound Obama's folly in drawing the red line. Better to have egg on Obama's face than for America to be dragged into another unnecessary war.

Obama would not be alone in having his bluff called. George Bush proclaimed that no "axis of evil" nation would be allowed to acquire the "world's worst weapons." North Korea now has those weapons.

Congressional war hawks, led by Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham, are cawing for air strikes and no-fly zones, which would mean dead and captured Americans and many more dead Syrians.


Time for Congress to either authorize Obama to lead us into a new Middle East war, or direct him, in the absence of an attack upon us, to keep America out of what is Syria's civil war.

Before we slide into another war, let the country be consulted first.
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Re: Pat Buchanan: It is Syria's war, not ours
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2013, 05:45:10 PM »
http://www.unionleader.com/article/20130507/OPINION02/130509445

 


Congressional war hawks, led by Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham, are cawing for air strikes and no-fly zones, which would mean dead and captured Americans and many more dead Syrians.



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Re: Pat Buchanan: It is Syria's war, not ours
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2013, 05:50:08 PM »
http://www.unionleader.com/article/20130507/OPINION02/130509445

 

Iran and Russia are aiding Damascus. Qatar and Saudi Arabia are aiding the Islamists. The United States, Jordan and Turkey are aiding the secularists. Syria could come apart, and a sectarian and ethnic war of all against all erupt across the region.



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http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/middle-east-live/2013/may/28/eu-lifts-arms-embargo-on-syrian-rebels-live-updates

US calls Russian arms sales to Syrian government a 'mistake'

• Move will 'dissuade hotheads from entering conflict'
• London and Paris force EU to let arms embargo lapse
• Britain will be able to arm Syrian rebels from now on
• Investigation finds chemical weapons exposure
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Re: Pat Buchanan: It is Syria's war, not ours
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2013, 05:58:34 PM »
A (open) war would certainly help to keep the focus of this administration's scandals. On the other hand, it would just be another warcrime on the top. We will see, but neither side is looking like it is going to drop the ball. Poor Syrians are being crushed in between.

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Re: Pat Buchanan: It is Syria's war, not ours
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2013, 06:36:11 PM »
If you trying to provoke the next world war, then this is the way you do it.



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Re: Pat Buchanan: It is Syria's war, not ours
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2013, 12:45:11 AM »
A (open) war would certainly help to keep the focus of this administration's scandals. On the other hand, it would just be another warcrime on the top. We will see, but neither side is looking like it is going to drop the ball. Poor Syrians are being crushed in between.

  If SYRIA really gets going, it won't be like Libya or Iraq or Afghanistan.  IT WILL BE A FULL BLOWN REGIONAL WAR THAT MIGHT LEAD TO WW3.  We should all feel fortunate that the Russians are on Assad's side or this would have blown up much sooner.  80,000 people have already been killed in Syria------maddening.
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Re: Pat Buchanan: It is Syria's war, not ours
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2013, 12:46:58 AM »
If you trying to provoke the next world war, then this is the way you do it.





   QFT

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Re: Pat Buchanan: It is Syria's war, not ours
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2016, 03:25:22 PM »
“Over the past few days, well-planned and careful action by the Syrian troops has resulted in a radical breakthrough. Half of the territory previously held by the militants in eastern Aleppo has been, de facto, liberated,” Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said on November 29.

https://www.rt.com/news/369151-east-aleppo-syrian-army/http://