SBA/RR Challenge: "Current Events/Politics"

Why We Attacked Syria

As Ron Powell likes to say, "Follow the money!"

In this case, both in 2017 and yesterday, it leads right back to both the Republican's and Democrat's corporate masters!

Syria Airstrikes Instantly Added Nearly $5 Billion to Missile-Makers' Stock Value

"Raytheon stock surged Friday morning, after 59 of the company’s Tomahawk missiles were used to strike Syria in Donald Trump’s first major military operation as President.

Trump ordered the airstrike on the Syrian government Thursday night in retaliation for a deadly chemical weapons attack on civilians earlier this week that killed as many as 100 people. The U.S. blamed the attack on the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad."

BTW, the "Syrian chemical weapons attack", that OUR attack was in "retaliation" for, was disproved...

MIT Chemical Weapons Expert Debunks Official Narrative Of Attacks At Khan Sheikhoun, Syria


US has no evidence of Syrian use of sarin gas, Mattis says

So a year ago we attacked Syria for the use of chemical weapons, that has now been proven to be a false flag, and Big Defense got a $5 BILLION DOLLAR payday.

NOW, we attacked Syria, ONE FUCKING DAY before the an international team of experts from OPCW arrive to inspect the site, and Big Defense is going to get an even BIGGER payday.


Trump, in his speech yesterday, lauded our Israel and Saudi Arabia Allies for being willing to "help" deal with the terrible Syrian's use of chemical weapons ::roll eyes::.

Just one little problem with that...

Both Saudi Arabia and Israel use chemical weapons to attack civilians!

Nelson Votes to Continue Helping Saudi Arabia Kill Yemeni Citizens

"Since 2015, Saudi Arabia has bombed the entire nation to pieces, starved its citizens via a blockade, caused a deadly cholera outbreak, and allegedly attacked innocent people by using illegal chemical weapons such as white phosphorus. The United Nations has repeatedly said the attacks amount to crimes against humanity."

Oh, and a bit farther down...  the money shot!

"According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Nelson has received $172,400 from the defense industry over the course of his career."

Evidence Grows That Israel is Using White Phosphorus in Gaza

"The Israeli military has denied using white phosphorus shells in the Gaza offensive, although an investigation by The Times has revealed that dozens of Palestinians in Gaza have sustained serious injuries from the substance, which burns at extremely high temperatures.”

Get it yet?  

It has been well document and proven that our "Allies" (who allow Big Defense to "earn" BILLIONS), use chemical weapons extensively.  

It has NOT been proven that Syria has used chemical weapons.

What's the difference???


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Comment by Safe Bet's Amy on April 14, 2018 at 5:25pm

BTW, on December 7, 1941 the Japanese attacked military bases of a sovereign nation, with whom they were not at war.  

FDR declared it to be "a date which will live in infamy".

Can someone explain how our attacking military bases of a sovereign nation, with whom we are not at war, is any different?

Comment by koshersalaami on April 14, 2018 at 5:41pm

Should we have intervened in Bosnia?

Comment by Safe Bet's Amy on April 14, 2018 at 5:44pm

Firing bunches of cruise missiles, based up exactly zero proof, is NOT intervention!

Comment by Ron Powell on April 15, 2018 at 6:20am

Follow the money,  indeed. ..

It should be illegal to make a profit from the manufacture of the implements of war...

In fact it should be illegal for the manufacturer or the provider of any service to the government to profit from the expenditure of tax dollars.

Imagine how quickly the deficits would fall if manufacturers and providers had to make goods and services available to the government at cost...

Amy, If the Syrian government isn't deploying or using chemical weaponry, why do they have plants, laboratories, and other facilities that are essential for the manufacture and  production of such?

Somebody used chemical weapons on the people we've seen as victims of chemical attacks... If the Syrian regime isn't complicit in the atrocities what have they done or what are they doing to prevent them from occurring on their own soil to their own people. 

The number one duty of the government of a sovereign entity is to secure and ensure the safety and we'll being of the people governed.

This is generally referred to as defense...

You seem to be up on pretty much all things Syrian...

What steps and measures has the Syrian government taken to prevent against chemical attacks on its populace and what are they doing to catch the "guilty parties"?

Comment by koshersalaami on April 15, 2018 at 7:10am

My question wasn’t meant to justify our recent intervention in Syria because at this point I don’t know which sources to trust. Most Western European governments that I’ve heard about investigating the event have concluded that Assad was culpable, but that’s beside my point. I’m addressing something different:

”Can someone explain how our attacking the military bases of a sovereign nation, with whom we are not at war, is any different?” [from Pearl Harbor]

In that context, I’m asking about Bosnia. We weren’t at war with anyone over there, but someone over there was rounding up a population based on ethnicity and religion and mass murdering them. Was intervening in Bosnia the equivalent of Pearl Harbot to the Serbs? 

And I have to disagree with your subsequent statement: firing those cruise missiles is certainly intervention. Whether that intervention is justified is an entirely different question. 


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