Monday, April 10, 2017
Easier Tweet Than Done
Vasu Reddy from Chicago
Seeing babies gassed to death is not for the faint hearted or hard hearted, it is heart wrenching to see them suffer. Anyone who sees the little children being gassed should be offended and alarmed. As always, the war claims the innocent as they are defenseless. Human history is full of destruction of history and animosity to humanity. The worst part of killing and destruction is always in the name of something, and that something is religion. Religion although never preaches violence, the interpretation is always leading to human tragedy.
It is not just the last few years in Syria and Iraq, that had either displaced or killed millions, while erasing the human history and its past glory, but this genocide has been happening way too often. Just that we have a better record of the atrocities today. We are more and more behaving as if human life and our history has no value. We are attack, gas, destroy, bomb, loot, cheat and whatever we should not be doing to each other, we are doing. Most times we have no response to the atrocities, except sadness.
The USA and its 2016 elections irony is now the thing of the past. We have a new president in power, along with his party’s congress and senate. The bruhaha about what the last president did or did not is now history. The comments and objections tweets by the current president about the last president is also in the archives. Today and now, along with a new president are a matter of fact. Syria’s Assad and Russia’s Putin are still doing what they do, and now it is Trump’s watch. Obama and democrats are no longer in power, but there is no change in the battle field. Now its Trump’s war and Trump’s Tweet.
The question often repeated throughout our history is “Why would anyone want to commit mass murder on their own people?”. If we had rulers and subjects this has happened again and again. In today’s world Syria and Iraq (several other nations) religious fundamentalism, foreign interference, dictatorship, cultural diversity, and constant internal conflict. All of which adds to unstable societies and difficult common law. The millions of innocents that have lost their life or being displaced are in the shooting ranges for murder, rape and atrocities in the name of war. The killing fields are simply day to day activities, and there is no clear path to a stable nation, or there is any identifiable reason for mass murder. In Syria’s case, it is for sure that Bashar would like to rule the nation the rest of his life (probably pass it on to his children), and the others would like their own Caliphate, with many factions their own independence. So far all we are being left in Syria is dead people, displaced citizens and ruins of ghost towns. Once can’t be sure what type of dead kingdom that someone really wants to rule, and what is all the killing going to achieve?
Syrians and their Russian partners deny the gas attack (they always do), while it is obvious to the world. The incredible denials to obvious and well documents atrocities, and the Russian threats that followed are the SOP of these guys. The difference between citizens and fundamentalists, has been long been forgotten by the Syrian regime and the Russians, they really don’t care who they kill and what they destroy. The reality is that between themselves they have destroyed thousands of years of civilization, a full nations population, and no doubt created enough hatred around the world, engaging groups of people to attack their neighbors.
Trump just like his predecessors has inherited the hot seat. He is the leader of the free world, and has the responsibility to the rule of law. He can Tweet, but now he is the one who bears the headlines, Tweets.
No president before him, or will after him can just look at what the world is doing. Yes, Trump’s America First is election worthy, but it is worthy of a nation to make sure that the World and America are tied together, and they will be one nation and one world, in peace and prosperity. As with all Presidents before him in varying degrees of leading the free world, Trump will also raise to the occasion to the office, will promote democracy and a free world. It comes with the office.
This last week American tax payers probably paid more than a billion dollars to send a few smart bombs, to cause some damage to an airport in Syria. There was a global support for the Americans acting against atrocities. The irony is spending a billion in a few hours did not achieve a whole lot of action against Bashar. The airport runway is open already.