Syria Today (I have a dream?)

President Obama won’t say anything more about Syria today because it is 50 years since civil rights activist Martin Luther King made his “I have a dream speech”. War hawks say that Obama’s credibility is at stake after he stated the use of chemical weapons by the Syrians was a “Red line”, surely if he can find a way avoid further escalation it will demonstrate his character.

There should be a blank-cheque vote tomorrow in the House of Commons about if the UK should take action in response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria. SAS / UKSF troops are said to be in place within Syria. US and UK governments are suggesting they have evidence that the Assad regime has used chemical weapons, which they won’t show anyone (neither Chinese and Russia to get support at UN security council or the House of Commons so they can make a proper judgement).

Assad government stated they would use chemical weapons in case of invading forces, they are fighting mercenary/ Al-Qaeda `militia’ forces from multiple countries. These `rebels’ have been armed by the West leading to escalation.

If the UK and USA take action (or already are taking action?) against Assad it will be the first publicly acknowledged time we fought on the same side as Al-Qaeda since Al-Qaeda term was named/created/trained/recruited/supported by the CIA to fight in Afghanistan. Or at least the first time since September 11, 2001.

One comment

  1. The message today (BBC today Program just before 9am) is that Obama is a weak president and is therefore obliged to take action after drawing a ‘red line’. Wouldn’t it be great if he could show his strength by not escallating the situation.

    One guest (ex military UK) pointed out how often the ‘West’ had used chemical weapons in the past, and that there is really nothing special about them since all war is horrific. He pointed out that cluster bombs are pretty bad too, also ‘we’ used defoliants, napalm, etc, etc.

    It was proposed that US ‘has to’ act, that the French will act because they have presidential system, and that the UK parliament will suceed in stopping British action.

    This probably means that US and French planes bombs will be guided by special forces including UKSF.

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