Shock and Awful, Redux

August 29, 2013

 

By Kathy Malloy

The hypocrisy over US outrage over the use of chemical weapons by Syria’s Assade regime aside, our leaders in Washington persist in their purported moral authority to strike a nation which has not taken any provocative action against us. And this time, they’re not even bothering with the UN Security Council.

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Source: Mike Malloy

    

Here we go again, Truthseekers. President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have painted themselves into a corner and now we are poised to attack yet another Mideast nation.

The hypocrisy over US outrage over the use of chemical weapons by Syria’s Assade regime aside, our leaders in Washington persist in their purported moral authority to strike a nation which has not taken any provocative action against us. And this time, they’re not even bothering with the UN Security Council.

John Kerry will be spared his Colin Powell moment, and overwrought descriptions of aluminum tubes, mushroom clouds, and vials of pretend anthrax. But our battered global reputation will not be spared from further recrimination over our coming military action.

The Washington Post has more:

“The Obama administration appeared Wednesday to be forging ahead with preparations to attack Syria. It dismissed a Syrian request to extend chemical weapons inspections there as a delaying tactic and said it saw little point in further discussion of the issue at the United Nations.

“President Obama said that ‘there need to be international consequences’ for the Aug. 21 chemical strikes he said he has concluded were carried out by the Syrian government.

“‘I have no interest in any kind of open-ended conflict in Syria,’ Obama said in an interview with the PBS NewsHour, stressing that he has not decided to order a military attack.

“‘But we do have to make sure that when countries break international norms on chemical weapons they are held accountable,’ he said.

“A closed-door meeting of the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, called to consider a British-drafted resolution authorizing the use of force to prevent any further use of chemical weapons in Syria, adjourned without action after Russia and China opposed the measure.

“In response, U.S. officials made clear they considered such initiatives irrelevant to Obama’s decision on military action. Although officials gave no indication of when a U.S. attack might occur, they said they expect U.N. inspectors to leave Syria on Saturday.

Isn’t the Bush Doctrine grand? The precedent is set for preemptive strike, anytime, anywhere, without oversight by Congress, the UN, or any other international body.

Mel Brooks once said “it’s good to be the king.” Perhaps. But is it good to live in this kingdom?

Submitters Website: www.mikemalloy.com

Submitters Bio:

Kathy never expected a career in radio as a talk show producer. Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Kathy was completing her nursing degree when in 2001 – in an emergency – she was asked to fill in as the producer of Mike’s program. Within a few weeks she knew she’d found more than a temporary job. Since that beginning, Kathy has steadily grown more comfortable behind the control console, editing, engineering, and assisting in topic selection for the program while also retaining a fairly sizeable chunk of her sanity. Oh, and did we mention the utter (joyful) chaos of raising a daughter who, for some odd reason, only stops talking when she’s asleep. Strange, that.

A life-long “talk radio junkie,” Kathy takes her job with all the seriousness required, and thoroughly enjoys producing a talk show that’s intelligent, factual, informative, and most of all entertaining. She takes great pride in — and has great fun with — the two biggest joys in her life: Their daughter Molly, and producing one of the most dynamic talk programs in radio.

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