No to Syrian Intervention…This is Madness
This is madness. We should avoid any further deconstruction of the Middle East power structure which was supported by previous, clearheaded western generations as a putrid, yet somewhat effective realpolitik solution to an intractable situation. Hussein, Assad, Gaddafi, Mubarak, et al were hired guns who fought our wars against global Islamic extremism for us. Yes, it is detestable, but it is reality. We like to empathize with and support the liberal, moderate elements in the Middle East, but in reality, the vast majority of those populations are culturally incapable of accepting the pluralistic democracies we have planned for them. Our naive idealism and arrogance are now leading us to fight alongside the Islamic extremists we’re bankrupting ourselves to protect us from. Madness. We must not do anything else in the region to destablize the old power structure. Let Allah handle it. The US is not the world’s police, and we have no credible ability to convert these people to our way of life. Naive foolishness. We will destroy ourselves in these manic escapades.
New York 4 Sep 2013