I keep getting an uneasy feeling. Like the bottom of my grocery bag is about to fall out.
For nearly two and a half years, Syria has been waging a civil war. Over 100,000 people have been killed.
Why do you suppose that suddenly, someone, decided it was time to use lethal gas? Doesn't that seem a little strange to you? The United States has been backing the rebel side since June. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/10145779/US-to-send-arms-to-Syria-within-a-month.html There is also some evidence that the rebels mishandled the gas, supplied by Saudi Arabia.
After the gas attack, the United States adamantly claimed that the gas had been used by the Syrian government in some matter of fact fashion. Like it was 100% certain. When other governments and the U.N. demanded proof that the Syrian government was responsible, suddenly the phraseology changed.
I think our government is full of shit.
This is the same government that told us Benghazi was caused as the result of some felon videographer who recorded some anti-Islam videos on You Tube. That was proven false. Nobody from the administration has ever accepted responsibility for that bald faced lie which Shrillary and Susan Rice echoed to all of us for days. Obama has never offered an explanation for his 8 hour disappearance that evening.
John, "I'm against war but now I am for war" Kerry was running around campaigning for the Syrian war. Obama nearly raced into this new war but even his liberal base is angry at him. To save face, Obama is punting the matter to Congress.
My favorite line of all this was the one uttered by Vlad Putin. He said, if Obama can prove that the Syrian government had used gas- then produce the evidence.
In formulating intent, who had the greatest motive to use gas?
How about a government that we have already caught lying to us as recently as Benghazi?
A government that has refused to turn over Fast and Furious documents, has spied on reporters, used the IRS to punish their perceived enemies, lied about NSA surveillance, and then lied about Benghazi.
Are you going to believe them... because you see, I simply cannot. Our government is filled with proven liars. They have no credibility with me. None.
In the next month, millions of uninsured and non paying patients are about to descend onto the greatest social experiment ever undertaken, Obamacare. In addition to that, the FED is supposed to begin tapering down their mortgage and bond purchases. There are two other big things about to happen. Obama is going to announce Larry Summers to head the FED and Larry will be an unpopular choice. We will also have another installment of "debt ceiling" drama.
So I expect Congress to bail Obama out. Beyond that, the September-October timeframe just doesn't offer much in the way of optimistic news.
I am amazed that so many people still trust this government. When a dispute arises over who used gas to kill people- I immediately think CIA or rebel forces. Who stood the most to gain? The Syrian government? They had two and a half years to use gas. But the Syrian rebels, backed by the US government, might get direct involvement if they used gas. That might swing the fortunes of war. To a lesser degree, I can't rule out Saudi or other sympathetic forces and in third place, the CIA. Really.
They'd just have to make sure that nobody could walk it back and prove they were responsible. They are after all, spies.
A few months ago, I was working with a kid who lacked self esteem. I told him the easiest way to gain self esteem was to start engaging in some esteemable acts. For a deceptive government that lies with impunity and thinks nothing of it, the easiest way to gain some integrity would be to try and tell the truth once in awhile. Until they do that- this government will remain near the top of my suspect list every time something in the world goes awry. I'll take Ed Snowden all day long over this crew and I damn sure would love to hear the truth about Seal Team 6's Chinook helicopter crash.
It took them over a year to tell the truth about Pat Tillman.
So you'll just have to forgive me if I don't sign up with our government and their absolute lack of integrity. They might be innocent in any given situation but they've been caught lying enough that in my mind- they are guilty until proven innocent.
If the US government is involved- carry your grocery bags with both hands.