The political cartoon and Michael John Kelly’s letter in your Sept. 17 edition both addressed the possibility of a U.S. military strike against Syria. Mr. Kelly wrote: “An American air strike upon the nation of Syria will only increase terroristic attacks on domestic and international interests of the United States. A strike against Syria will also cause bitterness, anger and more hatred toward America.”
These possibilities are obvious, but with today’s surveillance capabilities and superior weaponry technology, our military can cripple Syrian enemies without crippling the Syrian nation while eliminating potential danger to us, if we so choose.
Our surveillance experts can determine the exact locations of foreign military bases and weaponry manufacturing facilities. Our intelligence experts can identify secret locations surveillance experts cannot observe. Our expert linguistic interpreters can formulate distinctively clear warnings to evacuate any airport, military base or manufacturing facility deemed hostile to the Syrian people at large, our nation, or any other.
Anyone who does not leave such locations immediately and voluntarily will commit suicide. Any human shields locked in place have nothing to live for anyway, if their own government will use them as human shields. Then, destroy our enemies military ability with missiles, which due to our modern-day technology can “thread a needle” from hundreds of miles away. Do not kill our hostile enemies, which will only increase hostility; destroy their means of being hostile enemies!
Aren’t the U.S. warmongers advocating U.S. military “boots on the ground” in Syria the same people opposing missile strikes? Aren’t the U.S. warmongers advocating U.S. military “boots on the ground” those who never serve in our military, just monger when more military industrial complex profitability is possible?
Missile strikes on our Syrian enemies’ military capabilities will only kill any too foolish to evacuate, or human shields with nothing to live for because they are human shields, without endangering U.S. troops on the ground in Syria. Why are the same war mongers who demanded “cutting and running” to Iraq, rather than “staying the course” in Afghanistan, advocating another potential quagmire in Syria?
Could it be because of their immeasurable profits from no-bid contracts in Iraq?
Think about it, please.
Robert C. Currie Jr.