Jun 8, 2012 Comments Off iResist
Some American politicians, like John McCain, are calling for the U.S. to intervene in Syria. While it would be nice to be rid of an anti-Israel, anti-American regime that supports terrorist groups, would the rebels be any better? The Arab Spring in Egypt brought about a rising tide of anti-Christian violence, so, what would a rebel governed Syria look like? Friend, or foe?
Should the U.S. get involved, or leave well enough alone? Read the story, then sound off below.
EXCERPTED FROM: CHANNEL 4 NEWS:
Standing outside the Safir Hotel in Homs as the white UN Nissan landcruisers stood waiting, the Irish officer in charge, Mark Reynolds, came over: “Usual rules Alex OK? We’re not responsible for you guys. If you get into trouble we’ll leave you, yes? You’re on your own.”
“Yup – no problem Mark. Understood.”
I always say that, sort of assuming it will never come to that in any case.
Just two UN plus the local police white patrol car marked “Protocol” as escort, moving south through the peaceful areas of Homs, unmarked by war.
Barely ten minutes south from the city and it’s goodbye protocol. The last Syrian Army checkpoint is right on the main highway south to Damascus.
We’re headed west – just follow the direction the tank barrel is pointing next to the parked protocol car and you get the idea.
There’s always that slight tightening of the stomach across deserted no-mans-land, but this is open country, no sign of fighting.
Presently, the first motorbike picks us up and we are across and into the first Free Syrian Army checkpoint.