If Bashar al-Assad, the British-educated Syrian President, did sanction the release of sarin gas upon hundreds of innocent civilians, and therefore, endorse mass genocide, is it not astoundingly apparent that any frenzied fire caused by retaliating bombs, will solely act as a malignant match? A match that will not spark the demolition of ‘moral obscenity’, but instead ignite it? Due to the fact that John Kerry, the United States Secretary of State, has recently reassured us that the American government’s ‘understanding on what has already happened in Syria is grounded in facts; informed by conscience; and guided by common sense’, it is easy to nonchalantly trust that Barack Obama, and other elite bureaucrats and securocrats will acknowledge this. However, making such a presumption would be unequivocally foolish.
On Tuesday the 21st of August 2012, the President of a country that currently invests more on ‘its nuclear arsenal than all other countries combined’ (United States) piously proclaimed: ‘We cannot have a situation where chemical or biological weapons are falling into the hands of the wrong people’. Furthermore, on Tuesday the 4th of December 2012, Barack Obama followed this declaration up by sending an unyielding warning to Syria’s political leader: ‘If you make the tragic mistake of using these (chemical) weapons, there will be consequences and you will be held accountable’. In essence, the corpses of at least ‘225,000’ Afghani, Iraqi and Pakistani civilians signify that the War on Terror’s despotic drones will not solely hold al-Assad’s regime ‘accountable’ by wielding a ‘limited and narrow’ attack. In reality, they will also kill and bury the same victims that we saw arduously screaming, shivering, convulsing, crying, and gasping for breath only a few days ago. It was for this reason, that my last article, ‘Is the Excuse For Ignorance Inexorable?’, radically exemplified how the War on Terror’s infiltration of the Syrian border is imminent.
So now, at a time when Laurent Fabius, the Foreign Minister of France, Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, and Ahmed Kamel, a spokesman for Syrian opposition groups, and other imperialistic adherents of perpetual warfare benightedly advocate that the United Nations have ‘no choice […] but to use weapons of mass destruction’, in order to prompt military action, it is distressingly unstartling that Obama has avowed: ‘I am comfortable going forward without the approval of a United Nations security council that, so far, has been […] unwilling to hold al-Assad accountable’.
This precipitated, George W Bush-like showing of unilateralism and totalitarian pretentiousness has provoked many to distrust the US government’s intentions. While Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, and al-Assad simultaneously rebuke US claims that the Syrian government utilized chemical weaponry, by branding such accusations as ‘preposterous’, ‘utter nonsense’, and ‘completely politicized’, the polemical belief that it was in fact the Syrian Rebels who carried out this ‘crime against humanity’, is becoming prevalent.
Within the last 72 hours, news that the Takfiri insurgents, who have previously been heavily associated with Jihadist syndicates, have openly admitted to releasing the fatal nerve agent inside the city of Damascus to Associated Press’s news correspondent Dale Gavlak, has begun to quietly emerge. However, the utterances of such claims continue to be almost inaudible within Western news cycles, and subsequently, our endeavours to stabilise our comprehension by identifying the real terrorists remain repressed and fissured by unending repeats of Cameron, Kerry and Obama’s decorated oratorical performances.
As Bashar al-Assad and Barack Obama concurrently yet conversely conjure and exert rhetorical questions in a tactful attempt to entice us into silence, and tip the international political scale in their narcisstic favour: ‘Would any state use chemical or any other weapons of mass destruction in a place where its own forces are concentrated?’ (al-Assad); ‘What message will we send if a dictator can gas hundreds of children to death in plain sight and pay no price?’ (Obama), we cannot afford to pusillanimously mute ourselves.
Make no mistake, it is astronomically probable that the United States will re-open the ‘universal jaws of war’ by the end of this forthcoming week. And if they do, failure will not only await the United States, as al-Assad has timorously taunted. No. Failure will await each and every puppeteer-ed participant, regardless of what colour uniform they are wearing; failure will await the beleaguered bystanders; failure will await ‘2 million’ Syrian refugees; and failure will persist to haunt the graves of ‘110,000’ victims who have already died at the hands of this impetuous civil war. So, in response to the aforementioned, latter question, I ask this: What message will you send, if you now decide to authorise a massacre that will slaughter not hundreds of children, but hundreds of thousands of children in plain sight and pay no price? Are you willing to re-send the same malevolent message that President Johnson, Nixon and Bush Junior delivered when they sanctioned the dropping of napalm and cluster munitions upon the faces of Vietnamese, Afghani and Iraqi children? As congress edge closer to making an impetuous decision, I call upon you to practice what you once honourably preached:
‘The President does not have the power under the constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation’ – Senator Barack Obama, 20th of December, 2007.
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