By Michael Snyder: The U.S. Military Does Not Want To Fight For Al-Qaeda Christian Killers In Syria!
Why is the Obama administration so determined to have the U.S. military help al-Qaeda win the civil war in Syria? why are we being told that the U.S. has "no choice" but to help rabid jihadist terrorists that are slaughtering entire Christian villages, brutally raping Christian women and joyfully beheading Christian prisoners? If you are a Christian, you should not want anything to do with these genocidal lunatics. Jabhat al-Nusra is a radical Sunni terror organization affiliated with al-Qaeda that is leading the fight against the Assad regime. If they win, life will be absolute hell for the approximately two million Christians in Syria and other religious minorities. According to Wikipedia, Jabhat al-Nusra intends "to create a Pan-Islamic state under sharia law and aims to reinstate the Islamic Caliphate." As you will see below, many members of the U.S. military understand this, and they absolutely do not want to fight on the side of al-Qaeda. Not that we should be supporting Assad either. Assad is horrible. He should be rotting in prison somewhere. But just because a country has a bad leader does not mean that we have justification to attack them. The U.S. military should only be put into action when there is a compelling national interest at stake. And getting involved in a bloody civil war between Assad and al-Qaeda does not qualify. For the moment, we have a little bit of time to educate the American people about this because the Obama administration has decided to try to get the approval of Congress before striking Syria. Hopefully cooler heads will prevail. Unfortunately, some members of the U.S. Congress are actually trying to push Obama into even stronger action. In fact, some Senators are now saying that they will not support military intervention in Syria unless it is a part of an "overall strategy" to remove Assad from power. If the U.S. does try to remove Assad, it will unleash hell in the Middle East. Syria has already threatened to attack Israel if the U.S. tries to remove Assad and so has Hezbollah. As I mentioned the other day, right now there are 70,000 Hezbollah rockets aimed at Israel. When Hezbollah and Syria start sending rockets into the heart of Tel Aviv, Israel will respond with even greater force. And if a single one of those rockets that land in Tel Aviv have an unconventional warhead, Israel will respond by absolutely flattening Damascus. When I say that, what I mean is that a city of 1.7 million people will be gone permanently. Do our politicians have any idea of the hell that they are about to unleash? Do our leaders actually want Israel to be attacked? Do our leaders actually want millions of precious people to die? As I mentioned above, those serving in the U.S. military understand these things better than most people, and right now many of them are expressing a very strong desire to stay out of this conflict. According to a tweet from U.S. Representative Justin Amash, he has heard from numerous members of the U.S. military that urging him to vote against an attack on Syria. "I've been hearing a lot from members of our Armed Forces. The message I consistently hear: Please vote now on military action against Syria."Journalist Paul Szoldra says that he has also heard from a lot of service members that want nothing to do with this conflict. I've reached out to my own sources who are either veterans or currently on active duty in the military, and asked them to share their thoughts on whether we should, or should not, intervene in the two-year old Syrian civil war. Most have responded with a resounding no.