The Question of Saving Syrian Children

“…War always affects children, and what so many of us have been slow to understand is that before Assad was gassing children, he was blowing them to bits. Bulldozing them over with tanks. Starving them to death. The gas is what got us. All the other things he has done (and any warring power must eventually do), and we have drawn the line at the gas. We made a law that nobody must use gas, and because we made a law, we have made everything else seem like less of a crime. What we have not asked is how many of Assad’s friends’ children have been killed by the rebels. We have not asked who the rebels are or why they are rebelling or whether they are better than Assad. But we want to meddle in Syria as we meddled in Iraq – as we meddled in Iran – as we want to meddle everywhere we see pictures of people being brutalized. Our hearts and our wallets lead us to break hearts and drain wallets. We worry that Syrians are dying, so we may send Americans to die.”

  • We did meddle. It didn’t work.

    Humanitarian aid outside the borders.

    Until people are willing to make glass out of Islamists’ hellholes, that is what we can do.

  • Dana Garcia

    I don’t worry about Syrians dying — it’s the normal muslim way of foreign relations. Not that we westerners aren’t bellicose, but we should just corral the muslim tribe and let them figure out their own business without us.

  • marty_p

    Simple solution – air drop “CARE” packages. No refugees allowed in the West – we are being duped – the Arabs are nomadic tribal barbarians – this is just glorified clan warfare – wake me up when the last man is standing.

  • Shebel

    To Hell with the Mid East !
    No sense wasting time or money on them.
    They will never stop killing each other. It is just a fact.

    Those 2 bombings were just meant as’ wake-up call’—for Kimmy.
    He won’t listen . He is insane.
    Let us hope that the North Koreans rebel and kill the fat l’il fucker real slow.
    Other wise —-lottsa people are going to die.