INTERVENTIONISM RUN AMOK …
We wrote earlier this week on the ridiculousness and hypocrisy of American intervention in Syria: Where our government is now arming the very terrorists we are supposed to be fighting.
Make sense? Of course not … but this isn’t a “War on Terror,” this is a proxy war against Russia. An effort by the American military-industrial complex to ramp up a new Cold War.
Anyway, former Florida governor Jeb Bush – one of the establishment “Republicans” seeking the GOP presidential nomination – has a lot of thoughts on what the United States should do in Syria, and he shared those thoughts earlier today on CBS.
Specifically, Bush said current U.S. president Barack Obama should have intervened earlier in the effort to take out Syrian president Bashar al-Assad “because that void now is filled.”
“We see even Cuban generals in Syria,” Bush said. “We see the Iranians as well as the Russians.”
So … what to do?
A lot, according to Bush.
“I think we need to create safe zones to have a safe harbor for refuges and to allow us to rebuild the remnants of the Syrian Free Army,” Bush added. “We need to engage the Arab world to provide support for a unified effort. We need to have no fly zones. The argument is, well we’ll get into the conflict with Russia, maybe Russia shouldn’t want to be in conflict with us. I mean, this is a place where American leadership is desperately needed. Russia is there to prop up Assad. We are there to deal with both Assad and ISIS. We should — we should garner the support of Europe and the middle east countries to do just that.”
Wow … we knew Bush was all about picking a fight with the Russians, but this is ridiculous.
More to the point, the place where “American leadership is desperately needed” is … wait for it … America.
And that “leadership” involves recognizing that our intervention around the world isn’t just unsustainable, it is counter-productive – and that as a country we must confine our military assets toward the defense of our homeland and the protection of core national security interests abroad.