Thursday, June 7, 2012
More massacres of civilians by the Syrian dictator. U.N. investigators thwarted.
What should we do? What should we do?
1. Take military action to overthrow the present cruel regime and thereby secure the blessings of sweet liberty to the oppressed Syrian people, just as we did in Iraq.
2. Let the U.N. "handle" the situation. (Translation: let thousands of people continue to die while the U.N. bumbles and stumbles along with years of fact-finding missions, carefully worded condemnations, and, of course, scores of "resolutions.") Meanwhile, be very vocal in our condemnation of the terrible tyrant dictator, but from a distance. Try to make political points against Russia and China by framing them as uncaring supporters of ruthless dictators.
3. If an organized resistance happens to evolve, support it with limited military aid and advice.
4. Do nothing. Mind our own business. Work on our own troubles at home. Use money borrowed from China to feed our own hungry rather than giving the borrowed money to Syrian Freedom Fighters.
Oh, my. It is a poser. It is a real pickle.
The last one seems tempting, but still fraught with many pitfalls.
Are there any other options that come to mind?
Some main points to keep in mind: