Enemies, A Horror Story: Syria, Obama, and Iran
Forget -- at least for the moment -- Obamacare. Sure it can cause a lot of damage to our economy and health system, maybe even decimate the medical pool, but bad as it is, it can always be repealed.
Not so Iran obtaining nuclear weapons.
That catastrophe cannot be so easily rolled back. And no one has any idea what the mullahs might choose to do with the atom bomb or whom they might decide to give it to. The only thing we know is that thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands or even millions, could die, civilizations (ours) could be held hostage.
Don't believe it?
Take a look at what's been going on in Syria -- Iran's great friend and mentor -- the last few days. Most of us have seen the photos and videos from suburban Damascus, some of the most horrifying images since Auschwitz with, according to some estimates, over a thousand dead from gas, the innocent corpses of children splayed out beneath white sheets. Your eyes turn away.
Even if this is some kind of bizarre "false flag" plot on the part of his adversaries -- unlikely, as the Wall Street Journal is reporting otherwise and there are dozens of videos -- the world knows that Bashar Assad has been using chemical weapons for nearly a year, long since crossing the "red line" putatively erected by our president.
Obama, despite his huffing and puffing, never acted, but now he is being presented with mass carnage not seen since Saddam Hussein gassed the Kurds in 1988. Will he do anything? Or will he leave it to the United Nations to "investigate" as he usually does?
Russia and China have already stymied a full-scale investigation in the Security Council. And the UN's boots on the ground don't amount to much. According to the New York Times, "It was not clear whether the team sent to Syria by the United Nations would be able to investigate the new reported attacks. The team arrived Sunday after months of negotiations with the Syrian government and is authorized to visit only three predetermined sites."
In other words, the UN is puttering about handcuffed in a murderous dictatorship where over a 100,000 are believed to have died in the ongoing civil war, which only seems to be getting worse.
Article printed from Roger L. Simon: http://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon
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