If the people lead, the leaders will follow. People must take leadership roles that however cannot simply be the violent usurpation of power. If a leader leads by force, others will follow but will stab him in the back; by courage, reason and justice, the people will die for him.
Let us not lead by force, by attacks and by destroying those above. We must lead by showing greater reason, true justification and win the hearts of our leaders.
Write President Obama. Make note of the fact that while perhaps a missile was fired by Syrian forces that contained chemical weapons, we have no proof that this was the intent of the Syrian government and that it wasn't the machination of some other interest with an agenda to incite a military action.
Indeed, President Assad leads a country without oil, a poor country that has been a service industry to the former U.S.S.R. and Russia, housing and entertaining VIPs and diplomats and hosting sports teams for their practice.
President Assad knows his country has no strength compared to that of Iraq, which has been so thoroughly destroyed over and over since 1991.
Indeed, it would be insane to think President Assad voluntarily signed his own death certificate.
On the other hand, we have neo-cons and neo-zionists in the U.S. who have been chomping at the bit to start a war in Iran. Obstructed, they now see the possibility of starting a war in Syria that will spill over into Iran. This would be an end run around obstacles to the much desired profits of war.
Is it not possible that some official was bribed, a warhead swapped to start a war? We have been a part of an international gun- and drug-running team, formerly Iran-Contra, that was pardoned when caught?
President Obama said if chemical weapons were used the U.S. military would act? Might this be the reason the warhead was swapped?
Based on President Obama's 2013 Federal Discretionary Budget, education is to receive 6% of the funds; health 5%, energy and the environment 3%, veterans benefits 5.5% and the DOD and weapons programs 57%. We all know that departments get their budgets cut if the money isn't all spent, so there is a great interest in spending every cent!
The 'Masters of War' have dragged the U.S. into wars for profit through the decades with superficial justification. In the case of Syria, perhaps the justifications are more than superficial. Arms trafficking through Syria poses a threat to Israel. So how do we protect Israel?
I believe our arguments must cut through all racial and religious prejudices stating that is in any population is the spectrum of personality types. There are good people, bad people, truthful people, liars, greedy people, caring people and so on. Equipped with this argument, we defy any prejudice against Americans, Jews, Arabs, Chinese, Hispanics, etc.
Now we are equipped to make this argument to President Putin of Russia and President Jinping of China. In the interest of all people in the world we create a coalition to stop the illegal flow of arms. We get President Putin and President Jinping to take the lead in stopping the flow of arms that threatens Israel. We all work together with transparency.
If President Obama would ask China, Russia, and Saudi Arabia to help in the Palestinian peace process by stopping the flow of illegal weapons to very poor people to instigate violence, we would have the basis for a very positive coalition.
England and France would go along and so would the rest of the world. The growth of the very notion that there are no good-guy/bad-guy lines between societies, only a spectrum of behavior types within every society, we would have Iran supporting our Peace Coalition in no time.
Are dropping more bombs, orchestrating more covert actions, and destroying more societies while stealing from the mouths of the poor to make criminals rich still a viable alternative?