One Simple, One Complex, Both Worthwhile

4 Sep

It is rare that I take a political stance on my blog. But I’m finding it quite interesting that a Congress that is historically uncooperative, completely at logger heads on things as simple as the color of the sky, can find rapid agreement on granting the White House power to drop bombs on people we do not care about.

If we cared, why have we let 100,000 Syrians die in the past two years and millions more get displaced from their homes?

If Congress can be so quick and co-operative on waging war, spending billions we don’t have to kill more people, why has it taken two decades to formulate an energy policy, find a fix for health care and delve into all the other challenges we are faced with as a nation?

The cynic in me makes me wonder if, just maybe, this is because the powerful lobby of Wall Street and the military industrial complex are putting heavy pressure on the White House.  After all, general Dynamics, Raytheon,  Boeing, and all the companies who invest in the stocks of those companies don’t make any money if the weaponry produced isn’t used.

below are two links. One, a serious and in-depth look at this situation by William Polk.  Mr. Polk presents a thorough summary of the why, where, and what for. Most interestingly to me, he presents the fact that we do not have the facts and we do not know for certain if it was the Syrian regime or the rebels who opened those canisters of sarin gas last week.  Interestingly, this is the reason given by our government as to why we must get involved in Syria. Yet, according to the Atlantic article, there is zero credible proof Assad’s regime used the gas.

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/09/your-labor-day-syria-reader-part-2-william-polk/279255/
And here is a link to a video that surprised and shocked me.  One for the content (and please be warned it is graphic) and two for who is sharing it and what he is saying. Glenn Beck is no hero of mine. And I am no fan of his. But his point in the video is relevant and worth watching.

If you agree that our country has better ways to spend tax dollars, contact Senators Barbara Boxer (202) 224-3553/ Dianne Feinstein (415) 393-0707 and Congressman Jared Huffman (415) 258-9657 and urge them to do their best to speak against being involved in Syria.

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2 Responses to “One Simple, One Complex, Both Worthwhile”

  1. peteybee September 4, 2013 at 5:03 pm #

    Dont forget the oil business. There are 2 pipelines set to be laid thru Syria. One would transport Suadi and Quatari natgas and competes with the Russians. The other would transport Iranian and Iraqi crude and compete with the Saudis.

    Guess which one Syria chose to support at the end of July? The Iran and Iraq one.

    Oops, wrong choice Syria. Looks like the US government has taken a sudden interest in humanitarian issues.

    Big bucks on the line.

    • Matt Everson September 5, 2013 at 9:49 am #

      Always big bucks on the line. NO doubt about that. But I do have doubts on whether it was Assad or the separatists who set free the sarin gas.

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