By Randy Deabay
Three days ago, Donald J. Trump, the ego-tyrannical President of the United States decided to put the American populace at the edge of war by dropping 59 missiles launched from the USS Ross and USS Porter — hit the government-controlled Shayrat air base in central Syria, where U.S. officials say the Syrian military planes that dropped the chemicals had taken off. The U.S. missiles hit at 8:45 p.m. in Washington, 3:45 Friday morning in Syria. The missiles targeted the base’s airstrips, hangars, control tower, and ammunition areas, officials said. The sad ending to this tale is that from that same base on Saturday planes propelled high into the sky once again. Donald J. Trump, without Senatorial or Congressional approval, attacked with 59 ballistic missiles the sovereign state of Syria.
Did this stop the attack on the innocent people or the freedom fighters? Did this give Assad, the Syrian leader cause to stop the bloodshed and begin meetings to bring about peace? Americans can say no to both questions, while they stand to ready for counter attacks not only from the Syrian government’s militia and air force but also the guns of Russia and the terrorism of Iran. The end result is that America saw no stopping the violence, but a heightened quake of military action, and involved players to this mission.
While the attempt to stop the bloodshed and chemical warfare, the attack killed some Syrians and wounded others, Talal Barazi, the governor of Syria’s Homs province, told The Associated Press. He didn’t give precise numbers.
Donald Trump, the president appeared moved by the photos of children killed in the chemical attack, calling it a “disgrace to humanity” that crossed “a lot of lines.” The Tomahawk missiles, fired from warships in the Mediterranean Sea, targeted an air base in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack that American officials believe Syrian government aircraft launched with a nerve agent, possibly sarin. Will this end in a peaceful alliance of Syrian government and freedom fighters? The attack on Iraq that moved these chemical weapons from Iraq to Syria, did that stop the violence? The violence of Nazi Germany, did it stop at its borders, or did it cross those borders and have ambitions to own the world? The Answer is that violence will not end violence in any amount. The Ballistic missiles “Bombs” may slow the attacks, and even quiet them for several days, but it will never end what is part of human nature.
With all of the atomic bombs allotted around the world, if we picture the US retaliating against North Korea for a landed missile, then we see China returning like weaponry, to see the European countries sending weapons to China only to be hit by Russia. Who would win a scenario of this nature? Not any country, not any human, nor plant, nor animal. The earth would be destroyed. How many bombs would it take to end the violence and killing? Do you have an answer? This is not one of progressive or alt-right Americans, but of all people around the world.
Did it ever occur to you that when President George W. Bush says, “Money is the lifeblood of terrorist operations,” he’s talking about your money — and every other American’s money? Just about everyone with a 401(k) pension plan or mutual fund has money invested in companies that are doing business in so-called rogue states. In other words, there are U.S. companies that are helping drive the economies of countries like Iran, Syria and Libya, all places that have sponsored terrorists.
Would this not be the first place that America needs to look at, and put an end to American companies doing businesses in these Terrorist, tyrannical countries? This means GE, and yes Donald J. Trump needs to stop dating these foreign leaders to make money. Greed can become the evil that destroys peace. Halliburton, Conoco-Phillips, and General Electric all had and may still have significant financing in these terrorist countries. New York’s pension funds own nearly $1 billion worth of stock in these three Fortune 500 companies, which have operations in Iran and Syria.
To the modern citizen of the West, peace is an ideal and war is a tragedy. Depending on his or her political orientation, war may even be considered inexcusable under any circumstances. At the heart of this dogma is the idea that war is a disruption of a state of peace, brought on by greedy warmongers, the military industrial complex or some modern day variation on the old 19th-century labels. But what if rather than being a disruptive force, war is actually the father of peace.
There cannot be peace without war because war is a necessary prerequisite to peace. To have peace, one must create a society, a nation and a political space in which domestic and foreign violence is checked. Otherwise, the society becomes nothing more than the Eloi of H.G. Wells’ Time Machine, charming children laughing and playing, until the Morlocks come for them. The children of the modern West are well on the way to becoming the Eloi, and when they are beaten, robbed and raped by the Morlocks imported into the hearts and homelands of the West. And uncomprehending they let it happen because the Eloi allowed themselves to become sheep, and where there are sheep without sheepdogs, there will soon be shepherds to rule them or wolves to prey on them. With the EU and growing centralization in America on one side, and rising immigrant-related violence on the other, the West looks to be gaining both.
For America, is the Ballistic missile, and the undignified art of war the ultimate strength that America can stand upon? Where is the hopefulness of the poor, the needy, indigent, and Vets in this new world? Where will liberty and freedom end and war begin? Is there truly the need for war, or is it today an excuse to be a bully, and uncontrolled anger, and a boastful but hopeful outcome? Will America stand unfurled in the next multi-nation war, or will it be another? Do the American workers have the stomach to work in factories to build the military weapons and ongoing needs of a long war, or will they stand shrunken in the face of danger? Tell America, What number of Bombs does it take to stop the killing?