The Obama Administration’s rationale for wanting to bomb Syria makes little sense and their arguments are failing to win the American public’s support. Can it be that the Administration finds itself forced to rely on such bad arguments because identifying what is really going on would be completely unacceptable?
A number of commentators are suggesting that the truth of the matter is: the Obama Administration is following the same course as the Bush Administration and essentially hiring out American military power to the Saudis, who are in reality the fons et origo of Sunni extremism and jihadism.
There is underway a struggle over Syria between Shia Iran’s Hezbollah and the Sunni Saudis’ al Qaeda, and we are about to sell our services as Air Force for al Qaeda in some kind of backroom deal which probably won’t do much good for Europe or America, but which will probably make some American politicians very, very rich.
Andrea Shea King, at Gateway Pundit, recently observed:
Is it really about chemical warfare? Really?
Then why has the little nation of Qatar spent 3 billion dollars to support the rebels in Syria?
Michael Snyder at the Economic Collapse Blog reports:
â€œCould it be because Qatar is the largest exporter of liquid natural gas in the world and Assad wonâ€™t let them build a natural gas pipeline through Syria? Of course. Qatar wants to install a puppet regime in Syria that will allow them to build a pipeline which will enable them to sell lots and lots of natural gas to Europe.â€
And why is Saudi Arabia spending gobs to help the rebels and why has Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan been â€œjetting from covert command centers near the Syrian front lines to the Ã‰lysÃ©e Palace in Paris and the Kremlin in Moscow, seeking to undermine the Assad regimeâ€?
Well, it turns out that Saudi Arabia intends to install their own puppet government in Syria which will allow the Saudis to control the flow of energy through the region. On the other side, Russia very much prefers the Assad regime for a whole bunch of reasons. One of those reasons is that Assad is helping to block the flow of natural gas out of the Persian Gulf into Europe, thus ensuring higher profits for Gazprom.
There is no possible doubt of the basic fact that the Obama Administration wants to agree to sell American military services as mercenaries to the Saudis (and their Sunni allies). Just the other day, Secretary of State John Kerry explained that our Arab friends have offered to pick up the tab for all our military activities against Syria.
Secretary of State John Kerry said at Wednesdayâ€™s hearing that Arab counties have offered to pay for the entirety of unseating President Bashar al-Assad if the United States took the lead militarily.
â€œWith respect to Arab countries offering to bear costs and to assess, the answer is profoundly yes,â€ Kerry said. â€œThey have. That offer is on the table.â€
Asked by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) about how much those countries would contribute, Kerry said they have offered to pay for all of a full invasion.
â€œIn fact, some of them have said that if the United States is prepared to go do the whole thing the way weâ€™ve done it previously in other places, theyâ€™ll carry that cost,â€ Kerry said. â€œThatâ€™s how dedicated they are at this. Thatâ€™s not in the cards, and nobodyâ€™s talking about it, but theyâ€™re talking in serious ways about getting this done.