"We ain't a sharp species. We kill each other over arguments about what happens when you die, then fail to see the ******* irony in that." - Justin Halpern
"Half full or half empty doesn't matter. What matters is, you've only got half a glass...so what are you going to do about it?" - Me
As much as I'm saddened by what's happening in Syria, the world is aware that a huge contingent of Al Qaeda is fighting on the rebels' side. For every perceived successful rebellion, as in Tunesia, there are rebellions that have left the country in flux, under the same or worse oppression than that which they rebelled against, as in Egypt and parts of Africa and Malaysia. The jury is still out on Libya.
People should be careful what they wish for. A country controlled by a western-hating dictator may or may not be better than a country controlled by a western-hating terrorist organization like Al Qaeda. Can anyone imagine what carnage Al Qaeda could reap if it had the resources of an entire country to draw from, along with international representation and recognition? I can.
Didn't China and Russia say no military ops in Syria?
"The Obama administration quietly has cleared the way for U.S. residents to buy weapons for the rebels who are fighting to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad, granting a Washington-based advocacy group a rare license to collect money for arms and other equipment."
U.S. eases arms purchases for Syrian rebels - World - MyrtleBeachOnline.com
My main function as a Christian is to be the biggest possible jerk as a demonstration of the awe found in God's Grace and Forgiveness. (That love part comes in to play at some point)