It appears the U.S. is gearing up to bomb the shit out of Syria, and unless Assad has a secret death ray up his sleeve, it’s going to be a pretty one-sided contest. The West, Saudi Arabia and Qatar have financed a devastating civil war that has ravaged the country for three years, and the Syrian military is in tatters.
And it’s not like Syria was that powerful to begin with. The state of Texas has an economy that’s 20-times as large as Syria’s and a larger population to boot. Hell, the Syrian economy is even smaller than West Virginia’s, which is pretty sad and amazing at the same time.
You would almost have to burn ants with a magnifying glass to get a more one-sided military contest, and after we’ve bombed this weak-assed little country laterally into the Stone Age, we’ll allow the terrorists we’re financing to set up a new government.
Will this be good for the Syrian people? Of course not. It’s going to be a goddamned nightmare for them. Just ask the Libyans and Iraqis how it’s working out.
And when Syria finally falls, we’ll have Iran totally surrounded. Then we’ll all pretend their two make-believe nuclear bombs somehow pose a strategic risk to us, and we’ll bomb them, too.
I’m starting to get the sneaking suspicion we’re trapped in a never-ending version of the board game Risk. Maybe it’s time for me to hunker down in Australia and just wait this thing out for a few turns.