I am sure I have heard this same story before, and I don’t remember it ending up so good for our country. Our President is ready to get us engaged in another war, and this time without any Congressional or UN approval. President Obama is ready to lob cruise missiles into Syria based on weak evidence that the Assad regime is guilty of using chemical weapons on his citizens. What makes this even worse is the US is going in backing the Muslin Brotherhood, or the same group of people that are responsible for 9/11. Where are the anti-war protestors? As President Obama is so fond of saying, we need to make some “common sense decisions” here. We need to stay out of this civil war and not be drawn in by possible red flags.
SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY:
What we saw in Syria last week should shock the conscience of the world. It defies any code of morality. Let me be clear: The indiscriminate slaughter of civilians, the killing of women and children and innocent bystanders, by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity. By any standard it is inexcusable, and despite the excuses and equivocations that some have manufactured, it is undeniable.
The meaning of this attack goes beyond the conflict in Syria itself, and that conflict has already brought so much terrible suffering. This is about the large-scale, indiscriminate use of weapons that the civilized world long ago decided must never be used at all – a conviction shared even by countries that agree on little else. There is a clear reason that the world has banned entirely the use of chemical weapons. There is a reason the international community has set a clear standard and why many countries have taken major steps to eradicate these weapons. There is a reason why President Obama has made it such a priority to stop the proliferation of these weapons and lock them down where they do exist. There is a reason why President Obama has made clear to the Assad regime that this international norm cannot be violated without consequences. And there is a reason why no matter what you believe about Syria, all peoples and all nations who believe in the cause of our common humanity must stand up to assure that there is accountability for the use of chemical weapons so that it never happens again.