U.S. Condemns Syria After Government Retakes Qusair In Bloody Battle


The United States is strongly condemning the Syrian Military’s attack on Qusair aided by Hezbollah fighters.  Rebels fled the town after a bloody battle and being summarily overwhelmed. In response, White House spokesman Jay Carney said “pro-government forces had clearly needed help from their partners in tyranny; Hezbollah and Iran.”  At the same time, Francois Hollande said growing proof of the Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons, “obliges the international community to act”.  However he cautioned, “We can only act within the framework of international law”. The Syrian government now has complete control of the strategic town that lies only 6 miles (10km) from the Lebanese border and is close to important supply routes for both the government and rebels.  According to United Nations Estimates, “more than 80,000 people have been killed in Syria and more than 1.5 million have fled the country since the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began in 2011.”  Although sympathy lies with the rebels, there is absolutely no evidence they are the “good guys” in this dispute.  In fact, there are no good guys.  As I stated in an earlier posting, we need to stay out of this conflict altogether.  Let’s bring this issue closer to home in order to gain an understanding of what’s happening.  If a group of rebel anarchists in Mississippi decided they no longer wanted to be part of the union and tried to overthrow all established systems of government, the state and federal governments would send in troops to restore order.  Just like the US Civil War was an internal conflict which required no meddling from the outside world, so is the Syrian conflict.  However it ends, is not our concern.  The only thing that should concern us, is whether or not Assad used chemical weapons because in addition to being banned by international law, they could be used against our interests should they fall in to terrorist hands; i.e. Hezbollah.  The only legitimate and acceptable answer for the US and her allies in Syria, is to eliminate both Assad and the rebels, placing a UN sanctioned government in charge and that will not happen.

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