August 28th, 2013
Wow. Just wow.
The US seems as though they are going to start some kind of a war with Syria. Of course they won’t call it that and will use some term like “military action”, but it’s really the same thing. They are going to be dropping bombs on the country.
I can’t believe it! Except for the unfortunate fact that, “I can totally believe it”. This is what the US does all the time. They are always in other people’s business and think they are kicking ass as the “good guys” and the “world’s police”. It makes me sick, but I’d like to get all of your thoughts on this…
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Here is what I know.. (At least what I hear and read from the media, and I read A LOT)
There is a civil war going on in Syria. (A civil war is when one country is having a war with itself. 2 groups within the same country are at war)
One of the groups used “chemical weapons” against several civilians. That is a terrible thing to do of course. Civilians are just regular innocent people in a country. And “chemical weapons” are weapons that put poisonous gas into the air and make people sick or dead.
About a year ago, Obama said in some speech that the use of chemical weapons would be a “red line”, and if crossed, then the US would intervene. That means that if the Syrian government used chemical weapons against it’s own people (which they did) then the US would do something with their military. It was a threat by Obama. He was trying to scare the Syrian government and make them not use the chemical weapons. The problem was, that the Syrian government didn’t listen. They used the chemical weapons anyway.
… Just so you know, if you cross a “red line” that means that you have gone too far, and something must be done in retaliation if you cross a “red line”.
Imagine you are in a relationship with your girlfriend and she says that it’s a “red line” for you to go to the bar until 3 am. Now imagine that you did go to the bar until 3 am. Well, that means that she will do something, like “break up” for example. I think you get the idea…
Now Obama needs to make a decision for what he’s going to do. He could do nothing, but then he’d be embarrassed because he already promised he’d do something if the Syrian’s crossed his stupid “red line”. I personally don’t care at all if the US government is embarrassed, but they certainly do.
So it looks like now they are going to use some military force. All their news says they are doing it because they care so much about the innocent people in Syria who got hurt, sick, or killed by the use of chemical weapons. That sounds kind, but it’s total bullshit! They care about their own interests only. They want to be a super strong “boss/police of the world”. They want everyone else to respect and fear them. No country likes to hear that innocent people are killed in other countries, but it doesn’t mean they need to get involved with their own military. Other innocent people will die anyway. It always happens in any war type situation. It’s simply impossible to avoid.
Another problem with the US doing something with their military is the fear of “blowback”. Blowback is any negative thing that happens later because of what some country did that made other’s angry. If they do something in Syria, it will certainly make a lot of people and countries in the area hate the US even more. They might try to attack them or do something negative to the US at a later time. Then there will be more war. Sounds terrible, but it’s good news for the companies who sell weapons and all the stuff for the US military. I heard just yesterday that the US military spent over 30 MILLION dollars in one year just on language training for their soldiers. I’m sure that most soldiers can hardly speak any other languages at all. It’s just amazing how much money is spent, and how companies selling stuff to them can make enormous profits…… And that’s just language training software. Imagine the size of the contracts for the top weapons and fighter airplanes?
…. Ok, so you guys are living in many different parts of the world. What do you think about this whole situation? Should the US do anything in this situation? Should they stay home and just let the government in Syria kill it’s own people? What does the media in your country say about this? Are they just trying to get more power in the region and earn more money from war?
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