It can’t get too much weirder (can it?)

So let’s get this straight: 100,000 people are killed by bullets and nothing happens, then 500 people are killed by gas and it’s War! (Aren’t bombs technically a WMD? — we’re sure they thought so in Coventry and Dresden.) It can’t get too much weirder, can it? Robert Fisk, Dennis Kucinich, Barry Rubin and Ralph Peters are all on one side regarding Syria. 66 “experts” are on the other side. We happen to think things could get a lot weirder, and in myriad horrible ways.

(Or maybe not, since the US government is itself saying that this is all a brief stunt. Or maybe yes, since a brief stunt will merely embolden the enemy until sooner or later there’s real war.)

LAT: One U.S. official who has been briefed on the options on Syria said he believed the White House would seek a level of intensity “just muscular enough not to get mocked” — res ipsa loquitur

3 Responses to “It can’t get too much weirder (can it?)”

  1. Maggie's Farm Says:

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  2. feeblemind Says:

    So it appears that by allegedly using chemical weapons, Assad has finally offended The Left and must now be spanked so lefties can have a feeling of smug satisfaction.

    And how this will have any significant benefit in the real world is beyond the grasp of my feeble mind.

  3. kevino Says:

    Great post!

    One minor nit: “Aren’t bombs of any sort a WMD?” No. WMD is defined by international law.

    RE: “So let’s get this straight: 100,000 people are killed by bullets and nothing happens, then 500 people are killed by gas and it’s War!”
    The answer is, of course, YES!

    Consider a person beaten or stabbed to death. It doesn’t count. If they were shot with a gun, then it would be a real crime. And if it’s a racially motivated shooting with a white victim, well, that doesn’t count, either. It’s all about context — and supporting the liberal meme.

    Saddam was killing more than 100,000 people every year for many years to support his regime. That’s no reason to take military action. Syria kills 500 with Saddam’s chemical weapons, OK, time to bomb. Forget about the WMD. The problem to be solved is that the foeign policy created by President Clinton and Sec. Clinton is a four-star disaster. Libya, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Russia … The man’s got to do something.

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