a post which details all of the many different factors at play in Syria and, trust me, there are a lot of different factors going on here. Anybody who thinks this is an easy situation to deal with is not paying attention. But rather than jump into the weeds on Syria's civil war, I just want to throw out my feelings on the entire situation as it relates to our involvement and the debate that's taking place in America right now.
Second, I am glad that President Obama brought this matter before Congress. Congress' extremely low
retaliate against the U.S. if we attack their ally. I mean, you couldn't make this stuff up. One minute we're funding these nations, the next minute we're invading them. One minute we're slipping them AK's and bazookas under the table, the next minute they're using those weapons on our troops. Usually a child is able to learn at a young age that when they put their hand on a hot stove that they probably should not do that again. This is a basic lesson in life that the United States does not seem to have grasped over the past 3 decades of interfering with the middle east. Yes, I understand the oil industry has deep ties in the middle east region, but does that mean we have to constantly involve and over-involve ourselves in middle eastern affairs at every opportunity? And Syria, for the record, is not even in the top 30 oil-producing nations in the world - so what are we even doing here? I don't have a crystal ball, but I see bad things coming from this. We might be giving other nations in the area who hate us (Russia, Iran, just to name a few) the excuse they've been looking for in order to ramp up their efforts to finally say "enough is enough" when it comes to the United States' presence in the middle east.
Again, these are just some of the thoughts bouncing around in my head as I think about what this military action means for us exactly.
What are your thoughts?