By Daisy Luther
(8/24/16) Usually, when one nation declares war on another there’s some kind of announcement. Constitutionally speaking, there are some rules to follow. But maybe there are some exceptions that I didn’t hear about in high school civics class, because even if he hasn’t made such an outright declaration, President Obama sure is doing some uncomfortably war-like things to Syria and Russia.
Let’s get the official definition of war out of the way first:
a conflict carried on by force of arms, as between nations or between parties within a nation; warfare, as by land, sea, or air. (source)
Okay, now we’re all on the same page.
For more than two years, Obama stated publicly that there would be no U.S boots on the ground in Syria. Here are 16 different times he said that.
We all know how that went. You can read more about it here and here. After the boots were there, decidedly on the ground, the administration denied he ever said he wouldn’t be sending troops to Syria.
Obama and Hillary Clinton must have taken honesty lessons from the same school.
Now, whether we like it or not, the Syrian government is internationally recognized. An internationally recognized government in an internationally recognized country. You don’t have to like the al-Assad regime, but its existence is legitimate.
It can be assumed that the U.S boots that are on the ground in Syria were not formally invited to be there…so was this a ‘soft’ invasion?
Here’s the definition of invasion:
an act or instance of invading or entering as an enemy, especially by an army.
the entrance or advent of anything troublesome or harmful, as disease.
entrance as if to take possession or overrun:
the annual invasion of the resort by tourists.
infringement by intrusion. (source)
I think points 1 and 4 are especially pertinent here.
So, the question is this:
So, are we, or are we not, at war with Syria?
Add to this the fact that Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis claimed that US jets attempted to intercept Syrian planes to protect the American advisers operating illegally with Kurdish forces in Syria after Syrian government jets bombed areas of Hasakah when Kurdish police began an aggression against the National Defense Force. (source)
Almasdar News stated that the United States will take down any Syrian or Russian fighter jets that fly over U.S troops and advisors in Syria. They back up the claim with direct quotes from Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook.
On Monday, another Pentagon spokesman, Peter Cook, said, “We would continue to advise the Syrian regime to steer clear of those areas.”
“We are going to defend our people on the ground, and do what we need to defend them,” Cook told reporters.
He said, “it’s not a no-fly zone,” but added that “the Syrian regime would be wise to avoid areas where coalition forces have been operating.”
When pushed further about Russia, Cook made it clear that the US would make the same aggression against Russian jets who are operating legally with the Syrian government’s approval and coordination.
“If they threaten US forces, we always have the right to defend our forces,” Cook said.
You CANNOT just show up in another country and start calling the shots because you don’t like the way they do things.
I have questions.
- Is this just saber-rattling or does Obama really think he has the right to invade a foreign country, shoot down the aircraft of that country, and also shoot down the aircraft of an invited guest in that country?
- Does he really think he would get away with it?
- Is he deliberately trying to provoke other world leaders?
- Does Obama actually want a war? Because this is how you get a war.
- Is he totally insane?
- Does he really think Vladimir Putin will sit back and say okay, fair enough, Barack, no biggie?
- And getting into a p*ssing contest with Russia? What is he thinking?
Provoking Putin takes things to a whole new level. It puts millions more lives at risk, because what is currently a civil war could easily escalate into an international conflict with two superpowers on different sides.
If you add to this the fact that Germany is urging people to prepare and talking about reinstating the draft, while other countries around the world all seem to be gearing up for something disturbing, I think we can all agree that this development is worrying in the extreme.
It really does seem like they are setting us up for a war, doesn’t it?
I’m pretty sure when they made up the phrase, “don’t poke the bear” that Putin was probably the bear.
If you think our economic situation is unstable now, you ain’t seen nothing yet.
Be sure you’re prepped with emergency food, water, and other vital supplies, because when this goes downhill, it will gather speed in a hurry.
What do you think?
Is this situation likely to escalate further? Is this a deliberate attempt to call on Vladimir Putin? Why on earth would President Obama behave so recklessly? What is it that we’re not being told?
After a generation of infighting, destruction, and mafia takeovers of entire countries, the spooky and surreal Facts and links within this blog entry seem to be the opening script for the next episode of the film series, ‘The Godfather’. What happens next is the action scene.
What we’re not being told is just exactly how they intend to unfold the action scene. Lots of surprises up ahead, stay tuned. …Winter is coming.
For those who have been paying attention: in the background, keep in mind (as The Daily Bell has repeatedly pointed out) all the major countries of the world have established Western style Central Banks which get together regularly to plan, in the open – and in secrecy – in tandem with the IMF and the BIS. (Ever read any of Jerry’s factual comments and links over at USAWatchDog?) Which may lead one to conclude that economic troubles and conflicts within and between nations may not be what they seem to be on the surface. A.k.a. we’re All being played, and led around like a bull, with a ring through its nose – attached to a rope – which is going to be tied securely to a, “utility settlement coin” Blockchain.
Oops, pardon me, that last bit is a theory, not a fact. Or, is it?
[“That is not true,” Kirby interrupted.
“What?!” the reporter exclaimed — apparently as baffled as the rest of the press, heard murmuring in similar disbelief around the room.
“It’s just not true,” Kirby persisted, appearing almost smug, leaning on the podium. “It’s just not true.”]
It would be cool if the majority of the worldwide audience were all saying, “Yippie-Ki-Yay – ‘Deep State’!” But, they’re not. They have to get beat-up, have all or most of their wealth taken from them, and be forced to walk barefoot on broken glass before we get to that point. I.e. MENA and Venezuela? I don’t know about you all, but if it’s possible, I want to Opt Out of that particular scene as best as I can until perhaps things get better. ? Hopefully, within my lifetime. ?
It’s, ‘Time to Cut The Apron Strings of the Nanny State’
I don’t watch the TeeVee series, ‘The Walking Dead’. Do the zombies on that show regularly try to grab, ‘the good guys’ and pull them down into misery and destruction?
Do the zombies have leaders? Is there a zombie mafia, complete with zombie muscle? One touch, and you’re, ‘made’? Is there a third party antagonist spraying zombie dust, and other sheet, out of military aircraft 10,000 feet up in the atmosphere in order to manipulate outcomes? Are people aware of that, or are they blissfully happy and think they can still, ‘Keep their Doctor’ in order to avoid becoming zombified?
On the show, is there a free-market Panarchist antidote made available for zombieism? If not, is anyone working towards one? Or, is it, ‘Every man for himself’?
Does it appear that Love is being vanquished and the zombies are winning and have the upper hand, or are the zombies inevitably self-destructing while taking down as many people as possible, much like Godzilla thrashing about as he falls to the ground? Zombiezilla? The Blob-Zombiezilla? Inching, lurching or thrashing across a, ‘sticky downside’ landscape with a frosted gleam in it’s eye towards you and yours while spectators stand in line, unwilling to lose their place in order to intervene, or unwilling to stop chasing, The Pokemon.
‘Oh no, there goes Tokyo go go Godzilla History shows again and again. How nature points up the folly of men.’ – ZomBlobZilla.
Surrounded by a web, or a mass, of tiny ticky tacky ZomBlobZillians? Such amusing and creepy fun, eh? And I didn’t even have to weave, ‘The BorgValence Bot’ into that bit. Do they even have mass Panopticon techno-surveillance on, ‘The Walking Dead’? “a new mode of obtaining power of mind over mind, in a quantity hitherto without example.” – ZomBlobZilla.
See also, these recent titles:
The Era of High Yields is Over; Welcome to the ‘Speculate or Starve’ Era
[“However, no two people see the external world in exactly the same way. To every separate person a thing is what he thinks it is –in other words, not a thing, but a think.” ~ Penelope Fitzgerald]
How Long Will It Take for the ECB to Own All Sovereign Debt of Spain, Germany, France?
Is the EU Volcano About to Erupt?
When Will the Bank of Japan Own 100% of Japanese ETFs?
Get your own blog.
Nah, Helot adds a lot of interesting stuff to the conversation! I’m happy for the contributions. 🙂
Thanks, Daisy! Do you think David already knows about all this stuff, or just does not give a hoot and hates to read? I couldn’t tell from his detailed comment. I mean, did he think I was discussing raw milk? (That there’s some serious fightin’ words on some blogs.)
I imagine he already knew all about, ‘The African Region that Western Elites have Subjected to War Is Now Larger than the Entire US’ ( I didn’t) and he could draw a line from that on how it might affect him & his later on down the line. Especially when you add everything else up in a string. Maybe see a pattern or a trend developing so as to better prepare for… ?
“… Perhaps the most intriguing and perplexing question of all is whether China and Russia are merely reacting to Western and US provocations or whether these two countries seek to advance such tensions for purposes of their own.
Conclusion: Perhaps at the very top the growing military confrontations are a kind of artificial drama. If not, perhaps they lead eventually, to real military confrontation.”
“… Within this context, we should continue to consider the larger question: Is the actual goal of the world’s current, deliberate chaos intended to support the creation of a new and more vehement global order?
Conclusion: As we observe the unfolding of what we call “dominant social themes” and the “directed history” accompanying them, we should certainly pay attention to patterns that can confirm our suspicions and clarify our understanding. In the meantime, as we watch the demonizing of central banking, we will continue to remind ourselves that there are always deeper agendas at work.”
– ZomBlobZilla, ‘…is it real, or is it Memorex?’
Thanks for the great article. However, please do not fall victim to the false narrative that what is happening in Syria is anything like a civil war. That is what the Idiot-in-Chief would like you to believe. Syria is experiencing sedition and national subversion from external forces directed by the Lying-Idiot-in-Chief. It has morphed into a proxy war against Russia since Russia has supported the Eye Doctor of Damascus who happens to have overwhelming support of the Syrian people.
The original “protests” by the Syrian people were about low level civil issues. Within a couple of weeks, agitators, agent provocateurs, and bearded thugs with black flags showed up changing the nature of civil gatherings into violent deadly clashes. This is the typical way regim changes is projected from Washington – just like what is happening in Charlotte: bussed-in agitators and agent provocateurs cause riots, but the propaganda media calls them protests. They expect the American population to have the attention span of a gold fish and be functional idiots. Of course, this was engineered by the highly effective indoctrination and programming system they call education and schools.
God bless and protect you,