SYRIA – THE AFTERMATH
What’s done is done. There can be no denying or changing that fact. There are now cries that each Tomahawk missile costs approximately $1.4 million which totals $84,000,000.00 for the 60 missiles fired at the Syrian airport on Thursday. Cries of we could have funded this program or we need that program are resonating throughout the nation. This is the wrong argument taking place. What will happen next needs study, discussion, debate and anticipation.
While the reasoning given for this preemptive strike is lauded as humanitarian one needs to study the action versus the long range effects this action could and will have.
Russia has already begun a policy of communication separation of common sense military agreements between the United States and Russia. Iran, predictably, has condemned the action by the United States towards her ally, Syria, giving Iran a reason to step up anti-American activities. ISIS, although supposedly not an ally of the Assad regime, has been handed a retaliatory reason and opportunity. Although ISIS and Assad may be at odds with each other they are both Arab factions and blood is thicker than water. ISIS’ hatred for America runs far deeper than its hatred of the Assad regime. The old adage of the enemy of my enemy is now my friend may come into play. We have seen it happen time and time again with relationships the United States has formed with other nations.
One thing one must realize after an act of destruction and invasion, and yes this action is being construed as an invasion by some factions. A jihadist does not back down, Quite the opposite, they will double down. Do not be surprised if terrorist activity escalates in France, Great Britain, Canada, Mexico, the United States and any other nation that is friendly with America.
If an act of terror strikes American soil then an increased cry to lock down the United States, further the ban on incoming immigrants even if vetted and stealing of land to build the southern wall under the guise of national security will have increased propagandized popularity.
Was the missile attack a signal to those in opposition of the United States that preemptive strikes and other actions are now the new foreign policy? Are these the actions that will be taken by an president who is willing to bypass communication with the legislative and judicial branches of this government regardless of the War Powers Act? Is this a president who is willing to circumvent international law? Quite possibly. But it is also a blatant attempt to bolster backing for policies and programs that are decreasing in the eyes of the legislative, judicial branches and the electorate of this nation.
Is the self appointed master of deception and distraction at it again? I fear so. But now the stakes are too high. Domestic and international stability hangs in the balance. Our enemies have turned too many due to this action no matter what the media has and is reporting worldwide. Is a program of United States colonialism and domination on the horizon? This is what many must and are thinking today.
Push back has already begun. The day after the missile strike the murders in Stockholm occurred killing 4 and wounding others. Two days later two Coptic churches in Egypt were attacked and more than 70 people were killed and countless others injured. Russia, Iran and China have stated further aggression by the United States will not be tolerated and retaliatory steps will be taken. North Korea is posturing aggressively while this administration sends a nuclear fleet to show a forceful presence just off North Korean waters.
I fear an onslaught of terrorist activity in the future. Not in the time frame as Americans live but the long standing time frame of the rest of the globe outside the Western hemisphere. Only time will tell and hope is I am incorrect. If not it will get bloody.