The analysis in this morning’s Debka article is solid, though I disagree with the call to action in the last two paragraphs in reference to Israel.
The USA’s president should have never opened his mouth in reference to red lines in referring to Syria a few months ago. He was shooting off his mouth and publically displaying his arrogance. Now here we go again. He states he is going to make them pay with a precise “shot over the bow” and then contemplates his navel and jelly backbone for the week, just long enough (if does such action) that Assad has moved his helicopters, planes, troops to safe shelter so as to minimize any actual damage. Again, we have no business being the world’s police. They (Syria) have not attacked us or our allies nor is our allies (Israel) wanting us to attack Syria. We should keep out of it – period.
I agree that the activities in Syria and the bungling bravado of our current administration has bolstered AQ, Iran, Hezbelloah and Assad while also providing more insight to Israel about just how solid our actions will be in reference to the Iranian nuclear issue.
The United States of America has a lot of problems which are not being addressed or are being addressed incorrectly. The current administration elected by the majority of voters in our clueless society is an accurate snapshot of the ills of our society. At the core the issue is a values system that is erroneous and often immoral. You can not reasonably or sanely expect consistent moral and ethical behavior from such a damaged foundation.