Air war. No-fly zone. Surgical strike. No combat troops. As the President [thankfully] caves on sending missiles into Syria without Congressional authorization, I just want to ask: what is it with all this crap about zero-casualty warfare? First of all, guns. Second of all, guns. There’s no way to win a war without boots on the ground. Worn by men carrying guns. Oh wait. The Syrian thing isn’t a war. It’s a police action. It amuses me no end to see that John Kerry, the Navy vet whose Congressional testimony excoriated America’s “police action” in Vietnam, has become the loud-talking, big stick-wielding Secretary of State charged with building a case for military action against a nation that has taken no aggressive action towards America. Where was I? Right. How about this . . .
The amphibious transport dock San Antonio, carrying elements of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, has joined the five Navy destroyers in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, a defense official confirmed Friday evening . . .
“No specific tasking has been received at this point,” the official said, speaking [to marinecoprstimes.com] on condition of anonymity. “The San Antonio is being kept in the sea as a prudent decision should ship capabilities be required.”
Ship capabilities? You mean Grunts with guns ready to make landfall and engage the enemy. Whomever that may be.
While I have no doubt that America should leave Syria the F alone, a policy we pursued while 100k Syrians got killed the old-fashioned way (i.e. with guns), I think it’s interesting that the Administration’s gun control gestalt extends to international foreign policy. In other words, we’ll do anything to punish the Syrians as long as it doesn’t involved [shoulder-fired] guns!
Actually, I lie. Well, Obama’s Boyz lie. ‘Cause that whole Benghazi deal had something to do with sending guns to someone involved in the Syrian civil war. And you can bet the people transferring the guns had guns too. Only those CIA dudes scarpered when things got hot, leaving our Ambassador and a couple of SpecOps guy to the wolves, right?
Am I the only one who finds the Obama Administration’s bumbling incompetence, lack of resolve and duplicity sickening? Or is all this the same as it ever was?