Obama Works for Whom?
Testifying about the proposed attack on Syria before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on September 4, Secretary of State John Kerry said, "With respect to Arab countries offering to bear costs and to assess, the answer is profoundly yes. They have. That offer is on the table. ... In fact, some of them have said that if the United States is prepared to go do the whole thing the way we've done it previously in other places, they'll carry that cost. That's how dedicated they are at this. That's not in the cards, and nobody's talking about it, but they're talking in serious ways about getting this done."
Arabs will "carry that cost." Let's see -- that means Arabs with money. Which is to say, oil. Which means the Arabian peninsula: Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait. Almost completely Sunni lands.
So the Obama administration wants to risk starting World War III with a "shot across the bow" to Syria's al-Assad, dictator of an Alawite (Shia-sect) government in a mostly Sunni country, paid for by Sunni protagonists. We're supposed to risk American lives and do the dirty work to pave the way for a Syrian Sunni sharia-based government, the "Arabs" will pay the bill (if we let them -- why would our government refuse free money?), and the American people will reimburse the Arabs a little bit every time we fill our gas tanks.
For whom is Obama working -- the American people, or the Sunnis?
Where is that file photo from 2009? Oh yes, here it is:
Now I know.
Nick Chase is a retired but still very active technical writer, technical editor, computer programmer and stock market newsletter writer. You can read more of his work on the American Thinker website and at contrariansview.org.