Are we headed towards WWIII? Part 2
All of this talk about Bashar al-Assad using chemical weapons against his own people last week sounded eerily familiar to me–it seemed like we have heard this before. And the reason why it sounded familiar to me is because it was just over a month ago when we heard a similar report about Bashar Assad.
Back in July it was reported that he used chemical weapons on his own people and it was also reported that as part of Barack Obama’s response the United States would support the rebels (al-Qaeda) by supplying them with weapons. (In reality, Barack Obama was already covertly supplying the rebels in Syria by running guns captured in Libya though the consulate in Benghazi which led to the deaths of Chris Stevens, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith, and Tyrone Woods.)
When this story broke on July 16th of this year I wrote a post entitled ‘Are we headed towards WWIII‘, and now I think it is time to revisit this possibility.
Russia and China have now aligned themselves with Syria, condemning any intervention on the part of the United States, Great Britain, and France as being too hasty for there is the possibility that the Syrian rebels used the chemical weapons to draw the United States into the conflict on their side, and now Iran and Syria are threatening to attack Israel if the United States intervenes in the Syrian civil war.
Barack Obama is promising that the United States’s response will be limited, it is being reported we will fire missiles into Syria and possibly conduct air attacks for a three day period, but if Russia, China, and Iran do enter the conflict I do not see how this can be anything but yet another protracted war with no possible outcome beneficial to the United States. And what if the Egyptian and Libyan rebels are able to mount a counter attack in Syria?
Barack Obama has a history of supporting al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood–both terrorist organizations–in their various struggles against the leadership in Libya, Syria, and Egypt and because of this the situation in the Middle East has hit its boiling point.
On one side we have the United States, Great Britain, France, Israel (if they are attacked) and possibly Australia while on the other side we have Syria, Russia, China, Iran, and possibly the terrorist rebels in Egypt and Libya which Barack Obama helped to gain a foothold in their respective countries.
Meanwhile, we have Republican war mongers, such as John McCain and others, criticizing Barack Obama because they want him to go even further. Have they learned nothing from more than a decade of war in the Middle East? I certainly have!
I do not see this ending well, and I certainly do not see this being a short and limited conflict and we have Barack Obama’s Middle East policy to thank for it. The war drums are beating and it seems as if we may be on the verge of WWIII. I am very worried about this situation to say the least and I hope that all Americans are paying attention to what is happening in the Middle East.
And on a side note, didn’t Barack Obama win the Nobel Peace Prize, and didn’t he promise to earn it in his acceptance speech?