…why we’re willing to launch a solo strike without the blessing of the UN or our allies.
We seem to foot the bulk of the UNs “peacekeeping” bills normally and carry our allies on our backs in every other situation. The bulk of the military men, women and equipment which we pay for using the taxes…
Because the children being bombed, suffering and being alive while their skin falls off, while their bodies twist and spasm because of pain and poison, while they die because of a fucking bastard is bombing them is ok, right?
Because its better to have a more rapidly recovering economics than to help people that suffer and die in the hands of a terrorist?
You know what, you selfish ass, fuck you.
I just read your entire comment and I’ll respond.
It is unclear to me why you felt the need to call me names or pass judgement on someone you know nothing about, but I’ll let the rest of the world decide what they think of that when and if they read this.
I’m entitled to my opinion. If you don’t like it that isn’t my problem. I do think what is going on in Syria, Egypt, etc. is horrible and horrific.
But the truth is if the same thing was happening here in this country I could probably count the number of countries that might come to our aid on my hands and not run out of fingers. And Syria will not be one of them.
No one has helped the US since the Civil War. And even in that case there was no direct involvement. It was one foreign nation blockading another if I recall correctly to prevent the south from receiving or sending goods to help their war effort.
I didn’t see governments from Europe, Asia or Africa forking over billions of dollars to help us rebuild after Andrew, Katrina, Sandy, 9/11, etc.
I’m happy to be proven wrong.
And keep in mind I mean FOREIGN GOVERNMENT financial assistance. Not private organizations sending volunteers, etc. I know some of that took place, but even that was minimal.
Second, there’s a “United Nations” that was a set-up specifically for these situations and we’re a part of it.
The United States voluntarily agreed to join and participate in the United Nations and abide by it’s decisions. If we don’t use the processes in place by ignoring their mandates and rulings or not working through them then we just look like fools and mavericks.
Furthermore, it tells every other country inside and outside of the United Nations that the US has no respect for that institution. And if the big, bad United States doesn’t follow the rules, why should they?
We don’t own nor run the entire world. And in truth, we can’t help anyone effectively if we can’t help ourselves.
There are people in this country dying, starving, infected, living in sewers, sleeping on the streets, etc. I think it is hypocritical not to help the people of our own country before we go off saving the rest of the world.
That’s where I think my tax dollars should be spent. Not someplace I’ve never been. Not a place where I am not even welcome as a tourist.
There are multiple countries that border Syria. They should be worried about expansion of the conflict and take action. Not us. Let their neighbors deal with them not some armchair bureaucrats half a world away.