PERSONALLY, I think we should butt out of Syria altogether. Every time we take the so called moral high ground, we finish up causing even more misery death and carnage. We have to stop judging people from other countries, particularly the Middle East, by our own lifestyle.
Our democracies and the freedoms they bring, are virtually unknown in the Middle East. Most of these countries are not ready for our standards and the independent lives we lead in the west. Some are still tribal and have basically been at each other’s throats for a thousand years.
The only thing that keeps them in order and relatively peaceful, are strong dictatorial leaders, who rule by fear and strength.
Saudi Arabia is run by a no-nonsense royal family with a rod of iron. Result? Peace and harmony. Syria is presided over by a despot with a shocking record of human rights, but until we interfered on ‘moral grounds’ he also ran a country of relative peace and harmony.
As soon as we decide to ‘level the playing field’ we cause more misery, carnage and destruction, than their dictators ever did.
Libya, once prosperous and peaceful under Gaddafi, is now rubble in the wake of thousands dead.
Iraq, under Hussein thriving and prosperous, remains a war zone, flattened and still spewing out terrorists after experiencing some of the worst atrocities in human history.
No, I’m afraid interference by the West has brought more death and destruction than they would ever have experienced if we had simply left them alone to work out their own problems.
And I’m still convinced that our so called morals come a very poor second to greed and other ulterior motives by a number of our holier-than-thou leaders. Some of whom should already be behind bars.
Keep the Faith