What is the real motivation for President Obama’s call to action again Syria? The stated view, of course, is that humanity must protest the use of chemical weapons. Humanity, based on the number of those allying with him internationally, apparently doesn’t have the same view or appetite for yet another conflagration.
Even those who believe that we should take a military stand against President Assad are hesitant because Obama has shown so little consistency in his approach to this that one can only wonder if he is bipolar. In fact, a review of his positions on almost every issue since he has taken office have shown so little commitment to any principle or ideal, it is fair to ask whether he is capable of maintaining a position that isn’t influenced by the latest poll.
Once again, I return to the question of whether the president is inherently nefarious or merely incompetent. I’ve pretty much concluded that there is no sense of ethics which guide his actions – but I have to admire his manipulation of the nation’s agenda predicated merely on the achievement of his political objectives. What are those objectives? The simple answer is – control.
Look at the entire history of this administration. Under the guise of doing what’s best for “the common good” it has an unflagging record of restricting individual freedom and replacing it with government oversight and control. This mindset is an expression of the communist concept that “all men are created to serve the state.”
How has this control manifested itself in the nearly five years America has had the misfortune to have the Obama administration in place? The examples are countless, but there is none which is more threatening to the individual’s life and liberty than the ACA (Obamacare).
So how does that relate to the Syrian misadventure which we may or may not undertake? It’s simply a matter of distraction.
During the two and one half years that civil war has been waged in Syria, despite the hundreds of thousands killed, the administration kept silent. We never heard then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speak out on the massacre – nor did we hear the president make any comments of outrage. Now, with the utilization of chemical weapons – apparently for the third time – we have crossed Obama’s “red line” – which he has subsequently disavowed.
Obviously, using weapons that ninety-eight per cent of the world’s population have banned is horrific. But as I mentioned, this is supposedly the third time that these weapons have been used in Syria. So why take action now – and not before?
I have a scenario which I can’t prove but which seems plausible. It is to distract us from the implementation of the most controlling portion of the Obama administration’s agenda – implementing the ACA. If you control a person’s ability to receive medical care, you control the person at the most fundamental level – his very life.
Consider the following events which have yet to unfold. The first is that the Congress has now to spend its time debating Syrian intervention – when it should be turning its attention to funding the government. That funding may or may not include a provision to pay for Obamacare.
The administration has constantly made comments about Republicans’ attempting to “shut down the government.” The Obama White House has mastered the art of the “spin” and elevated it to an art form. Unfortunately, the “leadership” of the Republican party have demonstrated as little recognition of principle as their counterparts across the aisle and in a race for “who is the weakest of them all,” it’s a pretty close race between them and the president.
So let’s assume that we do take military action against Syria. The Congress has still to determine which parts of the government should be funded. The hew and cry, now that we’re engaged in yet another war effort, will be, “We’re at war and those horrible Republicans are trying to defund the military at a time when we most need to be funding them.” Speaker Boehner, who has already established himself firmly as a member of the Beltway power elite, will crumble as usual – his greatest strength.
With the distraction created by this military action – and the consequent reaction in the Middle East which could easily bring us into a regional war, the debate over funding the greatest controlling law ever enacted, Obamacare, will proceed and be implemented. And that will eliminate the rights of any of us to maintain control over our own lives.
Weapons of mass destruction are horrifying. They are rightfully outlawed by the international community. But with the prospect of what might evolve into World War III, it is rational to ask the question, “Is the greatest and most lethal of these living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue?”