Fixing The House Of Syria After The Fire Engulfs The Main Floor

The time to have intervened in Syria was two or more years ago when it was just a skirmish in comparison to today. Now, Tehran and Al Qaeda and others are in it up to their eyeballs and the old regime is no longer happy to kill only 100 per day. They want ~1000 before intervention happens. The Russians have upgraded the air-defences… Who knows what the Chinese have done? Now forces are being focussed from the outside and plans are being made.
“AMMAN – Military commanders from Western and Muslim countries are to meet in Jordan to discuss the impact of the Syria conflict, a Jordanian official said in remarks published on Saturday.”

see Army chiefs meet in Jordan to discuss impact of Syria conflict.

Those who argue that Syria is “not our problem” are ignoring history. The world created Syria by drawing arbitrary lines on a map nearly a century ago. Those lines crossed tribal, linguistic and religious lines making a region extremely difficult to grow consensus. It was almost certain to become an undemocratic tyranny. The world created the problem and must solve it. The problem is confounded with armed thugs on all sides. Only military intervention with overwhelming force can bring any semblance of order.

What will happen now when the outsiders intervene? The old regime will drop all pretence of civility and punish wholesale regions for disloyalty. The death-toll could approach a million. How much better the world would have been if that toll could have been limited to ~1000 by supporting and aiding the rebellion vigorously long ago? The old regime would have been toppled with a lot lower cost in people and money and material and Syria could be nearly recovered by now. No. That would have been too easy. The world seems to love doing things in the most complicated, expensive and faulty manner possible these days. The best way to do anything is right the first time. That may seem risky but it’s often best in the long run. Waiting for the weeds to give up doesn’t work in anyone’s garden. The gardeners have to go after them promptly and preemptively.

UPDATE: “Two key members of congressional foreign affairs panels say they expect the United States to strike Syria following reports of chemical weapons attacks in that country last week, though other lawmakers interviewed Sunday cautioned that unilateral action would be misguided.”

see Key U.S. lawmakers: Expect strike in Syria.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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2 Responses to Fixing The House Of Syria After The Fire Engulfs The Main Floor

  1. oiaohm says:

    ram also you have to allow that russia and china have interest in arms shipments as well.

    Its the reality that war is a profit making game. We all wish it was not.

  2. ram says:

    What makes you think for a minute your government controlled media is telling you the truth about what is really happening in Syria?

    Suggest you look at what official Russian and Chinese media are saying.
    They might not be telling the truth either, but when they say the will not allow to US to encircle them with military bases and cut off their shipping lanes, they are very likely not bluffing.

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