Now is a time for peace.
Instead of arming rebels, we should be forcing them and al-Assad to sit down for peace discussions.
100,000 dead and rising?
What is the end game? What is the objective?
1,000,000 dead? Would we be satisfied then?
I am one of the few Americans who was not for the Second Iraq War. (Actually third, because Clinton had his second war, we just didn’t discuss that much).
Gulf War 2 brought in huge amounts of instability to a culture which does not handle instability very well.
I don’t mean Iraq, I mean the Middle East.
For some reason, we (Americans) think everyone else is like we are.
Send in the police and tell everyone to calm down or else, and they will calm down.
But, that does not even work in America. Look at the Occupy movement, you know those ‘peace loving demonstrations?’ USAToday. And still Huffington Post tries to call the violent, peaceful demonstrators.
We need peaceful leaders, not violent men and women inciting more violence.
We need diplomats with clean hands, and clean hearts.
We do not need another example of the ‘Elite.’ The one percent.
We need peace, not elitists.
Right now, more than one-fourth of our world is in war, or on the edge of conflict.
China, Europe, Japan, Russia, the USA and Canada are the least violent parts of our world right now.
But, the economic turmoil in Greece, Turkey, Spain, France, and even the USA could easily break out into wide-spread war, either high intensity, or low intensity conflicts.
Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Africa, the Middle East, Mexico, Columbia, Brazil, and other parts of Latin America are in conflict.
2 Billion, 3 Billion, maybe even 4 Billion people are in, or on the edge of, conflict.
And we are worried about food, North Korea, cutting down a tree in Istanbul, and gay marriage?
“They are rioting in Africa …. There is strife in Iran.”
It may be ended by our fellow man. I am praying for peace.