Friday, August 30, 2013

Hey Let's Not Bomb Syria

After horrifying evidence of a chemical weapons attack most likely carried out by the Syrian government came to light, everyone was obviously upset and appalled.

But there weirdly only seems to be one response from our political press corps and politicians, which is to bomb anyone who might (or might not) be responsible.

It would be nice if we were capable of examining what happened, soberly looking at how or if we can be helpful without immediately starting the drumbeat have our bombs fix the situation. Because in addition to all the innocent people they'd inevitably kill, bombs will not fix an extremely complex civil war. There is a very good chance it will make things worse.


  1. The fact that bombing becomes the first response to a situation like this is horrifying. I can't imagine this is going to end well.

  2. Also, maybe I'm the only one, but I'd really like to NOT be at war. Just for a little bit. Can we maybe manage that, guys? For once?
    Hell, didn't POTUS get some sort of "peace prize"? Maybe he could try, you know, NOT blowing shit up?

  3. Jacob, I'll raise you: not being involved in undeclared military actions as well. Just for a little bit, try it out. Who knows, we all may like it.

    Also, I'm starting to think that "peace prize" was clever ruse to get everyone to let their guards down.

    1. Yeah, the Nobel committee was actually just trolling the entire planet when they gave him that. They all had a good laugh at the time, I'm sure.

      The laughter may have subsequently devolved into uncontrollable weeping, but at the time it must have seemed like it would be funny.

  4. Yeah. Basically what you all said.