Lordy, the war pigs in the US are just, uh, dying to get involved in the Syria civil war. But it won’t be their kids who die, now will it?
The rebels by now are mostly jihadist. Arming them would be supremely stupid since they are not loyal to us and the weapons could end up anywhere. Further, “intervening” in Syria will mean dead Americans, probably lots of them. Regardless of who eventually ends up taking power (if anyone does) things will be unstable in Syria for years to come. Or are we just going to go charging into Syria with no concrete plan because we’re so darned Exceptional so what could possibly go wrong with that?
This is not our fight. Ever tried to break up a serious fight between two cats? Chances are the cats will stop fighting each other and attack you instead. In the case of Syria, none of the cats trust or like us and it really does look like the warring sides will have to beat each other bloody for the foreseeable future.
The two-year-old Syrian conflict has become a regional war and a de facto U.S. proxy fight with Iran.
“This is an important thing to note: the direct implication of foreigners fighting on Syrian soil now for the regime,” the official said.
#2: You tend to argue that the United States is morally obligated to “do something” rather than just stay out of nasty internecine quarrels in faraway lands. In the global classroom that is our digitized current world, you believe that being a bystander — even thousands of miles away — is as bad as being the bully. So you hardly ever find yourself saying that “we should sit this one out.”