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Evil Doesn't Discriminate(as Evidenced Recently in Syria)a Force for Good Won't Stop Evil, but Can Sure Get in Its Way!
It's a political hot topic right now:
- Should President Trump have retaliated against Syria's leadership, after Assad's use of chemical weaponry?
- Isn't the President constitutionally-bound to have Congress' authorization first?
- Who are we to take this on?
- Why even open this can of worms?
So many questions, so much speculation, so many experts.
All that I can focus on....is the carnage; lives torn apart, grieving Mothers and Fathers, crying children and scattered lifeless bodies; including, tiny crumpled bodies of toddlers and babies.
It is beyond me, how so many people can tune out these images, all while remaining steadfast in their opposition to all things 'Trump', all while making everything political, so eager to tear down our newly-elected President, that they'll dismiss the images of dead children.
How can so many ignore these images, dismissing them altogether, perfectly content to remain in the neutral zone and incidentally, what kind of response is "Well Yes, but No" anyway?
What does that even mean?
It is horrific enough, when we see images of all the suffering which takes place after a Natural Disaster, wherever it may have taken place. We respond in the ways that we can; by keeping the victims in our Prayers, by offering financial aid, by sending teams of Doctors and Nurses and clean-up crews and food and water.
By supplying whatever the need may be.
But, when it is an intentional Act, an intentional targeting of Innocents, by an Evil Individual or by groups of Evil Individuals, yes, we respond in the same ways, whatever the need may be and then we take it even further.
We respond with targeted Military action, sending a powerful message to all evil-doers, we are paying attention, these Acts will not be ignored, they'll not be tolerated.
It is not within us, to remain neutral. It is not in our DNA.
When it is an intentional Evil Act that destroys all in its path....when it can't be blamed on something tangible; mother nature, disease, etc......when it cannot be justified in any way whatsoever...if we can intervene with effective pinpoint accuracy in order to make a statement, we absolutely should!
If not us.....
We can't wipe out all Evil
Evil has always been and sadly, will always be, but when we are faced with such images and we have the ability to Act in opposition, in a forceful, yet very precise manner, we should act!
In this case, our Military was able to specifically Target; the aircraft responsible for spreading the deadly gas and the airstrips which provided the access to the Innocents which were targeted, all while keeping members of our Military safe and all while keeping Innocents in Syria safe.
Who showed Care and who showed Compassion and who is not capable of either?
Yes, repairs will be made quickly. Yes they have other aircraft and true, Evil can never be eradicated, but an in-their-face Statement needed to be made and was made!
- America will not ignore atrocities.
- Standing by, doing nothing has never been our Standard.
- IF red lines are drawn, they will be monitored and if crossed, there will be consequences.
- We will go it alone, if and when necessary.
Any time that a U.S. President hears from members of his Administration, experts that he has trusted enough to place in these positions, that there is a window, a moment of opportunity, a time to strike...the President must Act.
We the People should not accept anything less... from our Commander-in-Chief.
If not America...
No sane person wants war -
I do not know of a single person that wants to go to war or that wishes our Military to be put in harm's way.
The minute their boots hit the ground, that's exactly where they are placed.....in harm's way.
When and if that can be avoided and our fighting men and women can be kept off the ground and still be effective, that's a Win-Win.
There was a window of opportunity presented to respond to a horrific Act against Humanity, they responded methodically and without hesitation and their Mission was accomplished.
The actions of Syria could not go unchallenged.
If not America, who?
There is now chatter and speculation that Russia may have been an accomplice in the attack on Syria, at the very least, complicit.
If that turns out to be true..... we have a whole new ballgame!