I have no love for the Ayatollahs and the whack jobs that rule Iran. War with them is almost a foregone conclusion, primarily because we never had the backbone to take out their nuclear ambitions or smack them for their terrorist forays. That confrontation is coming and will rock the world. However, sticking our nose into Syria as we did in Libya, will poke the badger, so to speak. You won’t free Syria from a tyrant, you’ll solidify Islamic radicalism and embolden it. Iran will not let it go, they are vested in Syria and will step in to dance with us almost immediately. Russia is using Iran for all they are worth and will back them in conflict, as will the Chinese. That’s your formula for the war to end all wars, considering how Obama and Panetta have neutered a great deal of our military muscle. It will also get many Christians slaughtered in Syria, but our Marxist-in-Chief cares little about that I would wager.
Think of Russia as the Mob and Iran as one of their enforcers. Russia is angling for control in the Middle East and Europe. You would not want to play Risk with these guys, trust me. They will let the Islamic extremists do their dirty work by invading, warring and wiping Israel off the map. When Russia is done with them, they will attempt to put the Islamists down. Who will win? Well, Russia has might, but Iran has insane religious fervor. They are willing to take everyone out to win. My money is on the Jihadists, but that roll of the dice is anyone’s guess. Let’s pray it never gets that far, but it sure looks like it’s progressing in that direction. I suspect in the end, the Chinese will be there to claim whatever is left, if anything is.
So, why would we stick our nose once again where it does not belong? Power, control and delusion. The Progressives always believe they will come out on top and in control. But they are not the biggest dog in this fight and they will get the crap kicked out of them by the big boys in Russia, Iran and China. And there are no do-overs in this game.
I understand Syria is murdering their own. That is evil and heinous, but nothing we do will change Islamic rule there. Either Iran will win or the Muslim Brotherhood will. Both are horrific and both are very bad for us. Both sides of that coin are our enemies, make no mistake about it. Pushing the so-called Arab Spring there is just enough to really stir the war pot.
Obama’s actions massively pushed forward the worldwide Caliphate agenda. Should a Caliphate emerge, Christian and Jewish blood will be all over Obama’s hands. He won’t care. In a White House that bans Christians and enables the Muslim Brotherhood, his agenda is pretty damn clear.
R2P in Syria would set off a powder keg, ushering in war. The Obama administration knows this and they may see it as a tool to help get Obama reelected. It’s just the right kind of emergency that slays numerous dragons at once, bolstering election time patriotism to help reelect a beleaguered president and to abridge Constitutional rights even more than they already have been.
It is unlikely that the US will directly confront Syria. It is more likely that, as in Libya, we will drop bombs and encourage the locals. It’s a classic R2P template, but it will inflame the situation even more. Remember how the Arab Spring has now brought the Muslim Brotherhood into power in Egypt. It did not improve freedom or the lives of the people living there. Nope – Christians are being slaughtered, people are starving and the religious fanatics are cracking down on everyone. Wow, that really worked well, huh?
You’d think after a decade of pointless waltzes in the Middle East, we would be disabused of that romance. Having not the stomach for real war (the breaking of things and the killing of enemies), we delude ourselves into the belief that war is something other than hell. Perhaps, somewhere in the Ninth Circle, we’ll finally get the point. Well past the tipping point.
Terresa Monroe-Hamilton administrates the Noisy Room blog, where she documents the influences of those politically off the American course, called progressives. She is also a contributor to KeyWiki.org and her articles are featured in the daily Web publication, The Globe & Malevolence.