Barak Obama and John Kerry have said “This is so egregious that we have to take military action against Syria” speaking on the use of chemical weapons against Syrian civilians. “This war is about enforcing the standard of human rights” said Kerry. “We didn’t draw the red line, the world did” said Obama.
So why doesn’t the US administration care about human rights consistently? Does the US government care about human rights only when it serves “US interests?” If the US truly cares about human rights the US would not be a close ally with Saudi Arabia – the worst human rights abuser perhaps in the world. Add to that the US ally Israel which has a terrible human rights record in regard to the occupation and killing of 1000s of Palestinian civilians over the past 60 years. Israel has used chemical weapons against Palestinian civilians on several occasions. So what is the real “US interest” in striking Syria?
Is it really defending human rights? Why doesn’t the US administration care about the human rights abuses of Saudi Arabia or Israel? Furthermore, what about the human rights abuses carried out by the US government in Guantamo Bay, US Rendition programs that torture civilians throughout the world, the US torturing of Iraqis in Iraq prisons, and much more? I see far too much hypocrisy on the part of the US government to believe that the use of chemical weapons is the reason to strike Syria. I can’t believe this is the reason.
Furthermore, even if Assad may have gassed 400 of his own Syrian children, how many more Syrian children will be killed if the US takes military action against Syria? How many Syrian children will the US strikes kill? 400? More?
What is the REAL reason the US wants to take military action against Syria?
Syria doesn’t have oil as Iraq does. Syria has no resources that the US wants. So why strike Syria?
Could it be a proxy war for Israel? Is this part of the on-going plan to bring every country in the ME region to destruction?