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Syria: to Strike or not to Strike? – The Boy Who Lied Wolf!

Updated on July 4, 2017
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President Obama, was damned if he did, damned if he didn’t

If President Obama elects to strike Syria with or without the approval of the Congress, with or without the approval of the people of the United States. He will be criticized, no matter what he does.


All that is need for evil to succeed is, that decent human beings do nothing."

— Edmund Burke

The Boy who cried Wolf!

Remember the story of the boy who cried wolf? And, there wasn’t a wolf, and the boy knew there was no wolf. But, he got the approval to go hunting for the wolf. Then when there was a wolf, no one would believe him and no one came to help him. What happened to the boy who cried wolf?

When the boy lied WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION, all the time knowing there were no weapons of mass destructions. He made enough people believe him and like the boy who cried wolf, he got the authority to attack a country that had no weapons of mass destruction. And the boy knew there were no weapons of mass destruction, but he got the go ahead to attack a people who had no weapons of mass destruction.


War Weary

So, now that there are no weapons of mass destruction, all the people or at least most of them still think of the man/boy who cried wolf (i.e. weapons of mass destruction.)

Our country is war weary, especially after the LIE that was perpetrated on the American People to get the authority to get the American people to go along with his fetish for war and go into Iraq, to topple the Hussein regime.

And, to what end? This has caused mistrust of any call to action by our President.

Now, the American people are leery of doing anything for any reason for another country, no matter what atrocities are perpetrated on its populace by their dictator(s).

Russia pushes Assad to put his WMDs under international control

“Russia’s foreign minister Sergey Lavrov says he has told his Syrian counterpart that one way to head off a United States strike could be if President Basher Assad hands over control of his regime’s chemical weapons to international monitors.” (npr by: Mark Memmott)

Given one week to hand over chemical weapons or face attack

According to (Patrick Wintour of theguardian.com) in a conference with William Hague, there is sufficient evidence that the Assad regime attacked his own people with chemical gas, from test of hair and blood samples.

U.S. secretary of state, John Kerry gave Syria a week to hand over chemical weapons or face attack. (Patrick Wintour of theguardian.com)

September 10, 2013 1:57pm – five hours ago at this writing, according to Fox news – President Basher al Assad, has accepted the proposal to turn over its cache (the largest in the world) of chemical weapons. (Fox News.com)

Two days ago according to thekguardian.com German surveillance sources suggests that President Bashar al-Assad was not personally behind the chemical attacks. (theguardian.com)

It seems kind of strange that Assad could hand over chemical weapons that he has no control over. Of course that was two days ago.


Syria will attack with everything it has

I heard an interview of Assad yesterday and he was saying that if the United States should attack, we could expect every action in retaliation.

The interviewer asked if we could expect chemical weapons attack. Assad said, “well if the rebels have them!”


The President speaks to the American people

President Barack Obama is expected to bring his case to the American people tonight at 8pm Eastern Time.

Rep. Chris Van Hollen, Jr. on the Alex Witt show said that if the Assad regime is toppled, that a member of al-qaeda could step up in President Assad’s position, and the area would become even more unstable.

Also John McCain who voted against a military strike on Syria. Is this the same man who said “Bomb, Bomb, Bomb; Bomb, Bomb Iran?” Oh, but that was when he was running for President of the United States.


Senate panel approves resolution on Syria military strikes

Obama Continues Pursuit for Global Support of U.S. Military Strikes

My personal opinion

I am torn on the question of whether we should or should not strike Syria.

My personal opinion is more in the form of questions.

Did someone push President Assad to attack his own people to cause President Obama to attack Syria, so that other countries would say: 'Look the United States is attacking' and then jump on the band wagon to attack the U.S?

Give me your point of view. Please leave a comment.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you so much for the comments.

      I think that if Kim Jong Un and trump had a DNA test done, we may find out they are from the same rat pack. These two birds of a feather are so much alike they could be brothers, at least in temperament, nastiness, behavior and bulling others.

      We hope all is well with you.

      John has a new doctor that may be able to help him, fingers crossed. I would cross everything, but then would not be able to see to get him to the new doctor.

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      C E Clark 3 months ago from North Texas

      Now the question is whether or not to strike North Korea. Kim Jong Un seems determined to poke Trump and the U.S. in the eye with a stick at every turn. I have heard the explanation that Kim is all the more provocative because he knows that most Americans hate Trump and that Trump is the laughing stock of the world. Therefore, like the bully that he is, he thinks the world will not judge him too harshly for picking on someone they all already dislike, and having a hated leader like Trump only endangers the U.S. more because people love to pick on Trump's sort. The rest of us are just collateral damage.

      Hope everything there is as good as it's possible for it to be and that the days are getting a little brighter, even if slowly. Take care . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 15 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, the dumbfounded look on Johnson's was priceless, when he was asked what he thought about Aleppo. It was such a beautiful city reduced to rubble. Yes I am aware that it is the oldest city on the planet.

      I hope all is well with you dear friend.

      Blessings.

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      Shyron E Shenko 15 months ago from Texas

      Mike, I do appreciate you commenting and I really appreciate your explaining who is who and to whom they belong. I can only imagine the chaos if trump wins the election.

      I agree the USA needs to get out of the line of fire and worry about re-building our infrastructure.

      Blessings always my friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 15 months ago from Texas

      Kathleen, thank you so much for the comment. The whole bush Presidency was a lie and a sham, and as bad as bush was trump will be much worse.

      For near 40 years the GOP has lied about Hillary and none of the lies have been proven, but still some people believe them.

      I do appreciate your stopping by.

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      Shyron E Shenko 15 months ago from Texas

      Ruby, thank you for the comment. I believe as you do that President Obama is right. Dubya wanted to avenge his father, but as Confucius says: when you go out for revenge always dig two graves.

      Dubya caused hundreds of thousands to need digging.

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      Kathleen Cochran 15 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      "Maybe now people will understand why Obama is moving so slowly." You'd think they would understand after Bush went rushing into Iraq on a wild goose chase and 4,000 young Americans didn't come home. " In my view, the best thing we can do is pull out of the middle east and let the best man win." Amen. And anybody who still wants Americans to go to the Middle East - pack your bags. Because if you are not willing to go yourself don't send someone else.."

      "GWB lied to us." With all the accusations about lies these days - let's stop for a minute and think about that one.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 15 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Shyron, I can't think of a war that solved all the problems. I believe like President Obama, war is the last resort. That's why we are so hated by Isis, we went into Iraqi under false lies and destroyed a city and thousands of civilians. We are looked on as aggressive killers all because GWB lied to us. I hope we don't put boots on the ground in Syria. We can wipe them out by destroying their safe harbors, the sad thing is the poor people of Syria will get hurt when we do, but Isis is killing then now, so the quicker we do it the safer the Syrians will be. I don't know how I missed this when you first wrote it. Great article!!

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      Mike Russo 15 months ago from Placentia California

      Shyron: The problem is there are many stakeholders in Syria. Assad who is Shiite Alawhite, ISIS who are Sunni, Assad's people who are Shia, but not the same type as Assad, and the Kurds. To make matters worse there is Russia, Turkey, and Iran. Iran is mainly Shia, and Turkey hates the Kurds. Saudi Arabia are Sunni, the same as ISIS. Whew, I'm almost out of breath.

      To continue on, when the media says that Assad is bombing his own people, he is bombing the Shia who are not of the same sect of Shia as he is. The media calls these people the rebels. Assad hates these people. He also hates the Kurds, because they are on our side, but they sit in an oil rich area. Turkey hates the Kurds who are on our side, but we base our fighter jets on Turkey's air fields.

      Russia supports Assad and will bomb the Shia that are not like Assad. Iran hates ISIS because they are Sunni while Iran are Shia. Saudi Arabia are Sunni, but they buy billions of dollars of weapons from us.

      If we attack, Assad, we will upset Iran's nuclear deal. If we attack ISIS, we chance losing our partnership with the Saudi's. Further, ISIS hides among the civilian population and it is too difficult to rout them out without killing many civilians. Therefore we use drones and precision bombing.

      Maybe now people will understand why Obama is moving so slowly. It's not just a matter of bombing ISIS and Assad with B52's as Trump and everybody who doesn't understand the dynamics in the region have said.

      Our country is in the middle of a three way civil war with Sunni, the Kurds, and the Shia and they all hate each other. They do not pay allegiance to their borders, but to the religious sect they belong to. In my view, the best thing we can do is pull out of the middle east and let the best man win.

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      C E Clark 15 months ago from North Texas

      The Libertarian candidate, Gary Johnson, when asked what he thought of Alleppo, didn't have the vaguest idea what Alleppo was. Don't you think a person serious about running for president should know that Alleppo is the largest city in Syria where we are currently at war?

      Yes, we have a cease fire agreement with Russia that just went into effect a couple of days ago. But we've been bombing Syria regularly. Maybe I should run for president since I seem to know more about world events than the people who are running . . .

      A bit of trivia that may be of interest -- Alleppo is the oldest city on the planet.

      Take care dear friend . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 18 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comment and sharing.

      I see no reason to put "boots on the ground" either!

      Hope all is well with you also

      Blessings and hugs to you my dear friend.

      Going out to cut the grass now. ttyl

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      C E Clark 19 months ago from North Texas

      Seems like ISIS is a bigger problem than Syria and that Syria suffers their attacks too. I see no reason to put boots on the ground over there. Sharing this article again.

      Hope all is well with you. Take care . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the update on Syria, earlier today I watched a documentary on the conflict in Syria and it was also about Tora Bora and what happened with letting Osama bin Laden walk away when GWB was President. And the people who were holding bin Laden were told to release him. Then some folks blame Obama for everything.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Our Secretary of Defense, Ashton Carter, has made the statement in the last day that we ARE striking Syria right now and we are very involved in the war against ISIS even if it hasn't been officially announced that we are at war. Seems like there are some people who just aren't happy unless we're involved in every war available to participate in.

      Imagine trying to search out and destroy every single member of the Christian Talaban? Not so easy. Well, not so easy to get all the ISIS people either as they tend to masquerade as 'normal' a lot of the time.

      Sharing again.

      Hope you're enjoying this pretty day and that all is well there. Take care . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Aunt Jimi, for your comment up vote and sharing.

      I like you, hope the situation has calmed down. I think we are sick of the wars and threats to peace.

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      Aunt Jimi 4 years ago from The reddest of the Red states!

      I hope this situation has calmed down. I'm tired of war and it seems most of the American people are too! Sharing and voted up and awesome!

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait, for your comment up vote and sharing.

      I think starting another war is on hold, Russia's Putin talked Syria's Ass-ad into (supposedly) destroying his WMDs. Then I heard that John McCain wrote a scathing letter to President Putin describing him as presiding over a failed petro-state and a quasi dictator who rules “by corruption, repression and violence.” And then McCain said: “I am not anti-Russian,” Mr. McCain wrote to the Russian people. “I am pro-Russian, more pro-Russian than the regime that misrules you today.”

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Afraid I haven't been keeping up with this issue. Have 'they' given up the idea of starting another war I hope? Up and awesome. Sharing this again . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait for the read, comments, sharing and pinning.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you again lyricwriter for the comments, up vote and for sharing.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you lyricwriter for your comment. No it just a picture of a 1955 double die penny.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Just finished reading about some polls that have been done in the last couple of weeks and apparently 63% of Americans, including both political parties, are war weary and agree that we need to invest more at home and get out own economy up and going and not get involved in another endless war in the Middle East. Some people had other reasons for their opinion, but an awful lot of people site war weary and the huge expense of killing more people to get even for killing people.

      Sharing this again and also pinning it to my 'Politics' board.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 4 years ago from West Virginia

      I forgot, voted up, useful, awesome, interesting, and shared:) Best wishes

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      Richard Ricky Hale 4 years ago from West Virginia

      Shyron, great points and perspective:) This is a no-win situation, either way, we walk out a loser. However, I believe it's time that we start worrying about ourselves. I truly hate what happened, but the people of Syria need to step up and do something. If you're tired of living in that situation, make a difference. If someone gassed my child, it would be on. If we strike, it's going to cost us more money, time, and problems.

      Shyron, it that your 1955 wheat cent? If so, it is worth big money. It appears to be a double die 1955 Lincoln wheat back, at least the front is.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you DDE for your comment and for sharing.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Eiddwen, I really appreciate your comments.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      A great hub leaving much food for thought. Thank you for sharing this powerful read.

      Eddy.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I shared this hub and honestly this whole story is all so corrupt

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, my dear friend, you are so right, Thank you for you comments, up votes and for sharing. God Bless you,

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you chuck I really appreciate your comments.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you NMLady I agree completely with you, thank you for you comments, really appreciate you.

      --Shyron

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      I think it's time we spent some of the billions of dollars getting this country back on its feet instead of using it to kill people. When so many people here have no qualms about letting people die for lack of medical care or killing people outright with drugs/dehydration/starvation in hospices, who are we to complain if other countries choose to kill their own people?

      Where is our moral ground? Why is the American way of euthanasia better than the Syrian method? We are going to take food stamps away from children and medical care away from poor and/or elderly people so we can have another war and kill people and break their stuff?

      We are already killing people by denying them medical care because they are poor. ObamaCare won't change that. Medicaid doesn't change that. It will eventually come down to where having private health insurance won't change that because insurance companies don't want to pay either.

      Since when does America killing Syrians make up for Syrians killing Syrians? How is it better? Why is killing people always the answer to everything? That is the barbaric answer. The uneducated uncivilized answer. It seems to me we humans haven't come as far as we think we have. We are still animals.

      Voted up and awesome and will share.

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      Charles Dawson 4 years ago from Virginia Beach, VA

      It doesn't matter if it is the USA, NATO, or the UN, Assad should be removed from his post, arrested, and tried for war crimes. If military action is the only way to do that, so be it. If we let Assad or anyone else to violate the rules of war by using chemical weapons, then we say anyone may use them without consequence.

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      NMLady 4 years ago from New Mexico & Arizona

      I think our President Obama is an excellent chess player. He is managing to take the MOST pro-Syria person, Putin, and have him (Putin) turn on Syria and request ALL their (Syria's) chemical weapons be turned over to the UN. Thereby, Pres. Obama AGAIN averts a war, just like he managed the International state in the Libya situation.

      Pres. Obama carried a big stick and persuasion. One smart cookie.

      And no, I do NOT want to strike Syria. But.......

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Do you think President Obama should attack Syria