I’m normally not filled with vitriol (ha!) but John Forbes Kerry is a complete weenie and I hope he gets jock itch from a batch of tainted Heinz ketchup.
Honestly I can’t believe I voted for this schmuck in 2004. Then again, it wasn’t like the alternative was exactly attractive. Still, I’m completely dissatisfied with his approach, as Secretary of State for the Obama administration, in pushing the world towards military intervention in Syria.
“But why?” you might say. “Didn’t the Syrian government use chemical weapons on their own people? Don’t we have a responsibility as a world superpower to intervene on behalf of the innocent and the suffering? And doesn’t Syria have lots of natural resources we could help ourselves to?” Well, maybe, but let’s be honest here – the jury is still out on who actually used those chemical weapons. In fact, while the UN investigation into the matter did discover traces of sarin gas in the aftermath of the attacks, there’s no evidence pointing to one side or the other.
“Well what about res ipsa loquitur?” you might say. “I mean the chemical attack couldn’t have occurred unless they were present in Syria, right?” To that I’d say that, first, you need to put down your copy of Black’s Law Dictionary and go out and get some fresh air, but also that it’s just as possible that hard-line insurgents got their hands on some of the Syrian government’s stockpiles and used them in a deliberate attempt to goad the international community into action against the Assad regime. It’s called a false flag attack, and it’s been done before to great effect.
No, I’m not saying this is definitely the case – I’m simply remarking that the originator of the attacks could have been either side of the conflict. Moreover, there’s no evidence either way that points to either the Assad regime or the insurgency, which in a normal, non-insane world would prompt further investigations before running off half-cocked and getting yourself committed to military action; it’s circumstantial at best, and Syria’s main ally Russia has spoken out against other countries adopting an anti-Assad slant.
Unfortunately, Secretary Kerry couldn’t give a shit about that. He’s got his marching orders from the administration and he’s pushing the military intervention agenda like there’s no tomorrow. In fact, at a recent press conference regarding the reticence on the part of the UN to go in guns blazing because of the uncertainty surrounding who exactly gassed those Syrian civilians, he even said:
We really don’t have time today to pretend that anyone can have their own set of facts.
Does no one here see the irony in Kerry’s statement? The Obama administration has already decided to interpret the UN report in such a way as to justify military intervention. Am I wrong here in characterizing that as the US executive branch gleaning its own set of facts? Is John Kerry so god damned arrogant that he doesn’t even listen to what he’s saying anymore?
Why’s Kerry in such a god damned rush? There are over 100,000 casualties in the Syrian civil war since it began in 2011, but it’s only now that the Obama administration wants to get involved, and in a hurry so no one can sit back and say, “wait a minute, is this really a good idea?”