The American President’s Burden

It happened with Clinton in Kosovo, Bush in Afghanistan and then in Iraq and now Nobel Laureate Obama wants to add a feather in his cap as well by preparing to attack Syria in order to protect humanity.

His logic, as was that of his predecessors, that humanity needs to be protected and it ‘our responsibility to protect’ children, women and civilians who are being killed with the use of ‘chemical weapons’ which are banned by the international community.

He further uses some algorithm to make it appear as if the US is going to be attacked. In Obama’s words, “This kind of attack threatens our national security interests by violating well-established international norms against the use of chemical weapons, by further threatening our friends and allies in the region like Israel and Turkey and Jordan, and it increases the risk that chemical weapons will be used in the future and fall into the hands of terrorists who might use them against us.”

He has to take a loooooonnnngggg path to prove that it somehow will fall back on the US population. He is killing his citizens, it might go to terrorists who might use it against US allies in neighbouring areas and eventually might use against the US.

And obvious enough, now that your economy is improving and things are coming on line what better reason to keep yourself busy in the garb of protecting the humanity as you did by looting Iraq’s resources with claims of WMD which you could never find.

First, who gives you the right to interfere in the affairs of a sovereign nation? Who are you to take actions when you don’t know the culture and politics of the area? And why should the normal mass not assume you have your own personal vendetta as Bush had against Saddam?

A war is always a problem. It is not a solution. This sudden sense of humanitarian attitude vanishes when you dump tonnes of wheat in order to keep your markets stable. You don’t donate it.

And why just chemical weapons are banned? Why not ban all kinds of weapons? Because that is a major source of revenue for you. You export it and keep regions disturbed to sell your arms.

I will die calmly by inhaling gas as against getting shot in the heart and bleed to death. So please stop these flimsy arguments and mind your own national interest which has many issues of itself to deal with. School shootings, Oklahoma teens shooting a man without motif, hate crimes, racial profiling…

First grow up as a society, as a nation, as citizens of the world and then think of the larger good. Please stop this non sense of ‘responsibility to protect’. Egypt is seeing scores of people dying, Lebanon had the same civil war like situation. It is a national issue and let them solve or parish, you don’t need to screw when you have your own society full with notorious people.


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