As I’m sure you know, there are major tensions going on around the world, the most intense being the issue inSyria. For those of you that don’t know the story, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been accused of using chemical weapons against his opposing constituent citizens who have started a violent civil war. America and a small handful of allies have voiced support for the idea of intervening militarily with US airstrikes.
Now, I would agree with intervening, although not with airstrikes, if Assad in fact used chemical weapons. But that’s the thing. It is not a fact. Actually, the exact opposite seems to be the case.
Syrian rebels (including known Al-Qaeda members) have admitted using those weapons, and framing the Assad regime in order to receive international aid for a fight they’re losing. Assad has been in no danger of losing this battle, so why would he use chemical weapons, knowing well that the world has a strict ban on such artillery (America usually being the exception). It makes no sense.
So there has to be something else influencing the Obama Administration to push so hard, despite the lack of evidence to support their claims. I did some research and it seems the situation is a lot more complicated then I initially expected. Without going into too much detail there is a lot of information being withheld from the American people. Or maybe we’re just too busy watching useless TV shows about duck men and distracted with what Miley Cyrus did at the VMAs.
Apparently, intervening in Syria, Iraq, Libya and handful of other countries is all part of a plan set up about 15 years ago, because the leaders of these countries (Saddam Hussein, Muammar Gaddafi, Bashar al-Assad etc.) have been trying to stop selling their oil in U.S. dollars and move to either the more valuable Euro or forever valuable gold. This would mean that other countries could buy the oil they needed straight from the source, no longer needing to produce something of value and sending it to America so they can get U.S. dollars. This essentially renders the dollar useless in international markets. Since much of the goods used in America are imported, this would be a HUGE hit to the American way of life.
Imagine if all countries stopped exporting goods to the U.S. tomorrow. Due to massive inflation of food, fuel and other goods, our paychecks would hardly buy us groceries, much less gas up our cars, pay our tuition and rent. We would be stuck with what we have within our borders. It’s easy to see the severity of not becoming more self-sufficient while the dollar is still worth something. But nope. Our so-called leaders would rather spend that money to bully those selling the oil, forcing them to continue selling their oil in U.S. dollars. But it seems like our days as the global bully are over.
Syrian officials said they would defend themselves and Syrian allies Russia and Iran would likely take action if America strikes. China, India and other countries around the world have also expressed dislike over America’s threats. Even Britain, America’s biggest ally, has backed out. It is looking likely that if America strikes, we would be initiating WW3, and we would be the bad guys. I only see one clear option, an option that politicians have talked about over and over but have done little to back. That is drastically reducing our consumption on foreign oil and goods, especially food and oil.
In order to achieve that, we must radically alter our lifestyles, from the way we produce and consume food, to the way we design and build our infrastructure and more.
I cannot stress enough the urgency of this situation. I suggest doing some research of your own. All I know is that WW3 should be avoided at all costs. Like the famous Einstein quote goes, “I do not know with what weapons World War 3 will be fought, but World War 4 will be fought with sticks and stones.” Think about that.
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