Hello, Renxkyoko Iglesias here, musing, pondering, thinking, reflecting, ranting.
My last post was 3 weeks ago. I know I should post more often but I’ve been really, really busy. Tuesday this week, a relative from Seattle, Washington, came over . The last time he saw me was when I was 6 months old. In other words, that was the first time we met. He’s gay , and he came here to California to get married to his long time partner in San Francisco. ( They’ve been together 13 years ) His partner’s parents are coming over too to attend the civil ceremony. Last year, Cee, our relative, and his partner’s parents went to France for vacation, so yeah, there’s really no family problem with their relationship. Anyways , Cee stayed with us for 2 days, his partner flew over from Seattle on Thursday, we picked him up at the airport, had lunch somewhere, then they left for San Francisco. We wished he had told us beforehand, though. We could have attended their wedding.
Below is Cee , yours truly and my sister. ( I have to distort their faces , sorry )
Guys, I wrote before that I didn’t like the US to intervene in Syria. I feel that we don’t belong there, we’ll never belong there, ever, but I’m starting to change my mind. At this very moment, I’m listening to Sec. of State John Kerry. I believe everything that he’s saying in his speech.. Sec. Kerry is an anti-war Vietnam hero. He’s not trigger-happy. He’s not some lying Neo-Con chicken warriors of former Pres. Bush. He’s not then Sec. of State Condoleeza Rice who scared Americans with mushroom cloud cr*p and lied about the presence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. John Kerry ‘s speech is very compelling. So, if he says Assad did it , I believe him. I’ve been watching what’s been going on in Syria, watching rows and rows of dead bodies, mass - killed by chemical and biological weapons. That’s enough for me.
That said, I hope other nations will help too. It’s not enough that the Arab League just condemns it. It’s unfortunate that England had chosen to say No. I don’t blame them, though. Without the image of these children dropping off like dead insects, I wouldn’t go there, either. I will just close my eyes, change channel, and pretend nothing like that is happening in that part of the world. To me, they should solve their own problem. We have problems over here in the US, too. And though we’re slowly coming out of deep recession and our economy is improving , we’re not off the hook yet, so seriously, we need Syria like we need a hole in our heads.
It’s unfortunate too that Pres. Obama had declared this RED LINE conundrum.. I know I’m not political savvy, but when I heard Pres. Obama say that, I groaned and facepalmed. I thought that was quite a dumb thing to say. So , now that Assad had actually used chemical weapons on his own people, what is Pres. Obama to do now? He had painted himself into a corner. More than half of Americans do not want the US to get involved, the US Congress want him to get an authorization first, the UN will never approve this ( why? Russia and China have veto power ) England is not on the same page as the US, and though they condemn Assad’s actions, the Arab League do not want the US to get involved, either. That’s a good thing, though. This could very well be Obama’s escape route, his saving grace, so to speak.
It is sad that Syrians killing each other have become mere fodder for news headlines. No country wants to help. Only France and Turkey are willing to join the US. As the English PM put it, ” the well had been poisoned “, and no one will dare drink from it. The US’s interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan were started from lies, so that the US now has been likened to the boy who cried wolf. Americans themselves are unwilling and wary and not sure of the outcome. Besides, as Chris Matthews of Hardball said it, “ in some countries, Liberation from tyrrany means never having to say Thank You.”
Also, we need to know, who exactly is the US helping? The Syrian rebels ? Which one ? Free Syrian Army? There are so many. The US helped the Libyan rebels, and yet, Benghazi happened. Iraq is now lovey dovey with the country the US considers an enemy. When the US leaves Afghanistan, there’s no doubt the Taliban will make a comeback. It’s back to square one, maybe even worse than before.
One more thing, I hope Pres. Obama will intervene not because he doesn’t want to renege on his declaration on Red Line, but because it is the right thing to do….. What will happen if he reneges on this promise? Lose his credibility ? Pres. Obama should not worry about losing credibility. The US has lost that a long time ago, anyway. As long as we know who we are, what we are , and what we are capable of, who cares what other countries think of us? Google us, facebook us, youtube us, twitter us, they’re all US. Hollywood will make stupid movies, and people all over the world will still watch them.
Alright, here’s the thing. I’m sure Ms. Pollyanna ’s going to lose so many subscribers again with this post. And I’m as sure as the sun is up there, Obama’s gonna do it. God bless America.
That’s it for now, folks. My Paris tour is up next.
And sorry for the rant coz war sucks.