Why the Syrian WMDs Don’t Actually Matter

Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin

The odds are that the Russians and Syrians will just keep dragging out any WMD agreement.

But it’s also possible that they may buckle down to an agreement that puts Syrian WMDs under international inspections. Some weapons will no doubt go underground. Some will be shipped away.

The latest steps do suggest that Russia may be prepared to move in that direction because in the big picture, once an agreement is reached, any future strike on Syria will become that much more difficult.

Obama’s mistake was hinging an attack on Syria on WMDs. The man may have a short attention span, but considering that he rode to power on the Iraq War debate, he should have known better.

Now he’s in Iraq. Except it’s called Syria. And he can probably thank John Kerry for getting him there.

Making the attack about WMDs reverted everything back to the Saddam WMD debate. Now we’re back with international inspectors and debates over evidence. None of that would have been an issue if Obama had focused on civilian  casualties, rather than the WMDs.

If the Russian agreement does what it says and even if it only does some of it, bombing Syria becomes much harder once Obama commits to a WMD agreement. Obama may insist down the road that he still has the right to bomb Syria for non-WMD reasons once enough civilians have been killed, but it becomes that much harder to justify once an agreement has been reached.

Sure Putin outplayed Obama. But as usual, Obama really outplayed Obama. Putin just took the easy opening that Obama gave him.

  • LibertarianToo

    Of course, Syria is in the middle of a civil war, which will make carrying out any agreement nearly impossible. WMD’s, civilian casualties, what does any of it matter to Mr. Obama, except as a pretext to overtly use American military might to aid the Muslim Brotherhood and their friends al-Nusra, part of al Qaeda, who oppose the Assad regime. If the pres cared about dead civilians and WMD’s per se, he would have bombed North Korea long ago.

  • Texas Patriot

    The only reason Syrian WMD matter is the possibility that they could fall into the hands of Al Qaida-affiliated rebels.

    • ObamaYoMoma

      So according to you, AQ is more radical than all the other jihadists, which comprises the entire Islamic population in the world including the millions of Muslim jihadists already living over here in the USA.

    • Texas Patriot

      OYM: “So according to you, AQ is more radical than all the other jihadists”

      Yes, quite a bit more. AQ jihadis actually read the Koran and try to do what it says. I’m convinced there are millions of Muslims who have no idea what it says.

      • ObamaYoMoma

        Yes, quite a bit more. AQ jihadis actually read the Koran and try to do what it says. I’m convinced there are millions of Muslims who have no idea what the Koran says.

        You may be convinced, but you are also very wrong and very misguided as well! Especially when you consider the fact that the first and foremost prerequisite of Islam is the total, complete, and unconditional submission to the “will of Allah” of all Muslims under the penalty of death for blasphemy and apostasy, as the freedom of conscience in Islam is strictly forbidden and in which makes Islam, in stark contrast to all true faith-based religions, a very totalitarian cult instead that is masquerading as being a religion in order to dupe its intended victims. Very apparently, when GWB stupidly, like the very gullible useful idiot he is, proclaimed that Islam was a “religion of peace”, like a traitor, you were apparently gullible enough to actually believe him. I’m so sorry.

      • Texas Patriot

        Not sure where you’re coming from OYM. My point is that unless you’ve actually read the Koran, it’s impossible to know what it says, much less to actually do what it says. AQ have read it; they know what it says, and they try to do what it says. Most non-Muslims have not read it, and there are probably a fair number of Muslims who have not read it as well. However, even what little I’ve read of it makes it impossible to think of Islam as a “religion of peace.” Not even Muslims think that.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eoHMicqnz8

        • ObamaYoMoma

          Let’s just suffice it to say that you are extremely unaware of Islamic society today and indeed Islam.

        • Texas Patriot

          OYM: “Let’s just suffice it to say that you are extremely unaware of Islamic society today and indeed Islam.”

          That may be. But from what I have seen of it (and read about it), it really seems to be diametrically opposed to the core Western values of Individual Freedom and Constitutional Democracy.

        • hiernonymous

          What’s the basis of your awareness? The source of your expertise?

          • ObamaYoMoma

            Let’s just say that I’m not a committed Marxist like you.

          • Northstar

            No you’re a committed Muslim trolling a CounterJihadi site

          • hiernonymous

            That’s not a source of expertise. If that’s all you have to say, you have nothing to say.

          • ObamaYoMoma

            Well it’s better that trying to pretend that Christians and Christianity is somehow a far bigger threat to the West than Islam.

          • hiernonymous

            Well, if someone says that, make sure you let them know.

          • ObamaYoMoma

            They don’t have to say it. All they have to do is insinuate
            it sort of like you.

          • hiernonymous

            That’s your paranoia speaking. I’ve neither said nor implied that.

            The problem with a simplistic, Manichaean mindset is that you interpret any disagreement with your biases as endorsement of what you mistakenly believe to be the only other position.

      • Northstar

        You’re not replying to Texas Patriot, you’re just cutting and pasting the same spam you paste everywhere.

        • ObamaYoMoma

          Stay out of America’s business you leftwing Canadian commie!

          • Northstar

            Stay out of North America’s business, Mohammed
            You’re a Muslim troll pretending to be Anti-Islam to disrupt the site

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Obama’s mistake was hinging an attack on Syria on WMDs. The man may have a short attention span, but considering that he rode to power on the Iraq War debate, he should have known better.

    Not only that, but anyone who morally equates the lives of our eternal mortal enemies with the lives of Westerners, is an unhinged buffoon. Of course, anyone who also isn’t astute enough to recognize that both sides of the Syrian jihad are also our eternal enemies is a very gullible useful idiot unqualified to be dogcatcher let alone President.

    None of that would have been an issue if Obama had focused on civilian casualties, rather than the WMDs.

    Oops! Uhm…I’m going to have to rain on your parade again, but there are no civilians in Islamic culture, as jihad is a fundamental holy obligation incumbent upon ALL MUSLIMS in one form or another. Hence, because Islam is an extremely totalitarian cult that forbids the freedom of conscience, ALL MAINSTREAM ORTHODOX MUSLIMS IN THE WORLD are jihadists in one form or another. Otherwise, they are blasphemous apostates that according to the texts and tenets of Islam must be executed. Hey…don’t look at me; I didn’t invent that monstrosity. Muhammad did!

    Obama may insist down the road that he still has the right to bomb Syria for non-WMD reasons once enough civilians have been killed,

    Yeah right! That’s hilarious, especially since there are no civilians in Islamic society as all Muslims are jihadists, i.e, holy fighters in the cause of Allah.

    Sure Putin outplayed Obama. But as usual, Obama really outplayed Obama. Putin just took the easy opening that Obama gave him.

    Indeed, it’s the blind leading the blind as usual.