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Holy Wars

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Obama is determined to go it alone in Syria, even if no other US ally joins the party. The Senate is poised to give the President the (unnecessary, but official-sounding) green light he needs to begin bombing at will.

Get ready for shock and awe 2.0, Truthseekers. On another country that has taken no provocative action against us, or posed any threat to us.

This could get ugly. We announce to the Syrian regime that we are sending in the drones, but no actual troops. What would we expect their response to be? Will they shrug their shoulders and wait for the hellfire to rain down and shatter their cities, turn innocent families into red mist? Likely not.

We can, and should, expect retaliation. CBS News reports:

"President Bashar Assad warned that any military strike against his country would spark an uncontrollable regional war and spread 'chaos and extremism.'

"'The Middle East is a powder keg, and today the flame is coming very near. We cannot talk merely about the Syrian response, but about what might take place after the first strike. But nobody knows what will happen. Everyone will lose control of the situation when the powder keg explodes. Chaos and extremism will spread. There is a risk of regional war,' Assad said in an interview published Monday by French newspaper Le Figaro."

Is that the underlying plan? A regional war? Who benefits then, Truthseekers? Certainly not the Syrian people. At least the President is sparing us the whimsical Dubyesque rhetoric about spreading democracy and freedom and being welcomed with roses and chocolates, and little girls wearing white shoes and flying kites once the poor, innocent citizens of Syria are "liberated."

That ridiculous myth lies buried under the rubble of buildings and stacks of bodies in Iraq and Afghanistan. Are we ready to face the same "welcome" in Syria?

And we must ask, if the use of chemical weapons against their own people (insert irony here) is so serious that the United States has no choice but to bomb the bejeezus out of the country, then where are our allies? The UK will not join us, France is on the fence, Putin is sending a missile cruiser into the region to protect its ally, Syria, and none of the NATO or UN nations have committed thus far to assist in this murderous effort.

Why do our leaders in DC feel the need to pull the trigger when no other ally is fully on board? Have we become the cops of the world, or worse, the proxy army of the Royal Saudi family?

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Kathy never expected a career in radio as a talk show producer. Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Kathy was completing her nursing degree when in 2001 - in an emergency - she was asked to fill in as the producer of Mike's program. Within a few (more...)
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