President Obama told CNN on Friday morning, August 23, 2013, that the alleged chemical attack by the Assad regime in Syria on its citizens “is clearly a big event of grave concern” but he has been hesitant to have the U.S. get more involved.
It was almost two years ago that Obama endorsed the removal of the Assad government, a dictator who is an Iranian puppet and has slaughtered over 100,000 of his citizens in an effort to hold onto power. It was only a year ago that Obama acted tougher by “drawing a red line” stating that the use of chemical weapons by Assad would be a game changer, and “change his calculus on the conflict.”
The key word in that sentence is “Acted”.
Obama has once again shown that he is a paper tiger; his words are nothing more than rhetoric and bluster. The U.S. has become weakened by his foreign policy, or lack thereof. It’s no wonder that our enemies don’t have a healthy fear of the U.S., that lack of respect and fear jeopardizes the very security of this nation.
There are no easy answers to the Syria problem, I get it. I don’t have any grand ideas either, but I wouldn’t set a line in the sand without the courage to back up my convictions. It’s also not just Obama, how do other world leaders allow the slaughter of so many innocent people without moral outrage and intervention?
I am not suggesting we send in ground troops to save the day, we can’t do that because it’s a no win situation and one the American people don’t have the stomach for. The argument that any intervention like surgical bombing of Assad and his troops might make the situation worse seems to pale in comparison of allowing someone to commit genocide.
Obama is passing the buck to the United Nations,(U.N.) who time and time again has proved that they are a waste of time, money and energy. They are used as a stalling tactic and a scapegoat for leaders who don’t have the courage of their convictions. “If the U.S. goes in and attacks another country without a U.N. mandate and without clear evidence that can be presented, then there are questions in terms of whether international law supports it, do we have the coalition to make it work, and, you know, those are considerations that we have to take into account,” Obama told CNN.
The world has been down this road before; we cannot allow history of this kind to repeat itself. The useless emergency meetings of the United Nations and strong statements from world leaders mean nothing to Assad; he has called everyone’s bluff and will do anything to hold onto his power.
Obama has proven to the world that he is “yellow,” when it comes to his credibility of his red line.”