For those that were still thinking we need to intervene in Syria

I present this tid-bit from the NYT about how nice those Syrian rebels really are.

The Syrian rebels posed casually, standing over their prisoners with firearms pointed down at the shirtless and terrified men.

The prisoners, seven in all, were captured Syrian soldiers. Five were trussed, their backs marked with red welts. They kept their faces pressed to the dirt as the rebels’ commander recited a bitter revolutionary verse.

“For fifty years, they are companions to corruption,” he said. “We swear to the Lord of the Throne, that this is our oath: We will take revenge.”

The moment the poem ended, the commander, known as “the Uncle,” fired a bullet into the back of the first prisoner’s head. His gunmen followed suit, promptly killing all the men at their feet.

This scene, documented in a video smuggled out of Syria a few days ago by a former rebel who grew disgusted by the killings, offers a dark insight into how many rebels have adopted some of the same brutal and ruthless tactics as the regime they are trying to overthrow.

I understand anger and the need for revenge. Where I draw the line is making propaganda videos of the violence. That’s no longer about anger or revenge. Then you also hear that these “poor moderate rebels“, them is John “Francois” Kerry’s words, are busy killing some other problem people. Seriously, these rebels are about as bad, if not worse, than Assad and his clowns.

Look, I will say it again: the best outcome for us in the west is that these people all fight each other to the end. Arm both sides, piecemeal and moderately so neither can get an upper hand, and let them duke it out. Like the Iran-Iraq war, we should all be rooting for – and if possible working towards that goal – both sides to lose. One would think that the lessons of Libya and Egypt would have made that abundantly clear by now, but our credentialed elite intellectual-wanna-be collectivist foreign policy experts, the ones that replaced the cowboy and were going to get the whole world to love us again, are too stupid, too craven, or both.

Leave Syria alone. There is no reason other than to give Team Obama some cover from the scandals that should be leading the news for Syria to even be a concern to us. When you hear stories of emboldened and entrenched leftist senior government bureaucrats EPA SWAT team harasses gold miners in Alaska, or better yet, that workers are yet again getting laid off in higher numbers, and especially as Obama’s signature law, Obamacare, is revealed for the disaster it really is, I can see why Obama and other big government types like keeping Syria in the news.

Shut this idiotic story down. Let those monsters kill eachother off, and lets get down to business discussing how corrupt and tyrannical our best and most transparent administration ever really is and how they are on full assault mdoe against our liberties and rights. That’s the war we should be fighting.

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  1. Mississippi Yankee

    Since this story broke I’ve said is was only a distraction from Obobo’s domestic worries. Our biggest problem, as I see it, is that the next ‘head fake’ will be by necessity even more serious. It’s just the nature of this game our overlords are playing.
    I suspect extra-terrestrial aliens to pop up in the news before the mid-term elections.

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  2. Section8

    Well I can sympathize with such actions to a point. If they’ve had their families terrorized over the years some anger is definitely going to build up. I don’t condone it, but to some degree a bunch of disorganized rebels aren’t exactly going to follow all the protocol. That said, it looks like the GOP is ignoring McCain and Boehner and hats off to them. Boehner needs to go.

    There are a multitude of reasons to stay out.

    1) The rebels aren’t just targeting the government thugs

    2) We don’t know what percent will not be friendly to the US. Well Obama apparently knows supposedly, but the “stats” as of now will only be presented in closed door meetings. Funny that the most transparent administration ever won’t bother to share with us who we’ll be helping at the cost of our money, security, and possibly lives. This isn’t even like Iraq where the risk was that terrorist groups could infiltrate the country, in this case they are already there and we’ll be helping them

    3) We won’t be recognized by the world as the good guy who stood up to a tyrant, we’ll be the asshole bully who caused all the trouble. This is enough reason in itself to not play this game

    4) Other countries can handle, or follow standard protocol and make a stink about it for a few days to demonstrate their “concern” and then say there’s nothing they can do about it and move on

    5) If you want to see what good getting in the middle of a civil war will do, ride with a cop to a domestic dispute and see how well that works. Doesn’t take long before the fighting spouses turn on the cop

    6) Libya isn’t turning out all that great (strange countries still went in with Iraq and all). Maybe they didn’t have a problem because it was low hanging fruit and was pretty obvious it wouldn’t require much effort. Either way, Libya isn’t turning out all that great shouldn’t have been involved in the first place

    7) A war should never ever be fought because of one person’s ego and the need to save face over inept calculations such as lines in the sand, red lines, or any other line.

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