Well, that's embarrassing...
Then you read to much into it... I don't. Like I said before, I don't want to be the worlds cop, nor do I give a rats ass about them killing each other.
So, would you be open to suggestions it's NOT in our national interest to be there and especially not to be killing?
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/tillerson-opens-door-to-syria-regime-change/Secretary of State Rex Tillerson suggested Thursday that the acts of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in attacking his people with chemical weapons this week could lead to regime change, reversing a message he issued last week.
I would suggest a change in leadership is likely a big reason for a different answer to "can we help them yet?" I would further suggest that, while dead is dead, the world recoils at the thought of chemical weapons while not so much at conventional bombs and bullets. In 2012, the murder rate in just the city of Chicago was LARGER than the loss of American lives in Afghanistan; what did we do about that? Nothing, no one seems to care. If one, just one, of those murders had been with mustard gas or something like that, we'd freak out. How many American lives were lost due to ricin? How about ebola? Zika? But, we were sure freaked out about all of that.
I think you're right and I do applaud Trump acting and not having some feckless red line in the sand. There is value in that sort of decisiveness. But then that begs the question, was it decisive or just a reactionary action? The whole things has a 'too clever by half' feel to it. Recall the ready made videos of, say, the execution of the woman at the soccer field in A'stan, revealed at just the right moment, to help push that agenda. This gas vid has that feel to it, that we're being fed a narrative and that was awfully decisive in terms of speed. We really know all the facts THAT quick, that it was NOT a false flag deal? Trump has the same problem Bill Clinton did; trust.
Very fair thoughts and questions. Only time will really tell.
If I may ...
Most likely these cruise missiles were coming up on their expiration date and had to be used or placed in the discount bin. Time to place a new order.
Most likely the total opposite! If you had a brand new car in your yard, and a car that was about to die, and you had to pick one to use for an emergency, which one are you going for? Not saying it's true, not saying it's right, just saying history repeats itself. And that is usually how things in the government work.