You know, three years ago Prime Minister David Cameroon brought up the old “special relationship” thing between Britain and the U.S. and stated that he wanted to continue that aging phenomenon of co-dependence, with the U.K. being the “Junior Partner.” (I guess Cameroon prefers Barry to be on top, if you know what I mean. Perhaps they will switch places after it begins to get a little boring, who knows.)
Sorry. I won’t do that again.
But there are more serious comments that people have on this Syria issue.
Spiked’s Brendan O’Neill writes in “War as Therapy” about the British and U.S. warmongers who want to teach Assad a lesson mainly out of selfish, narcissistic reasons.
All the discussion so far has focused, not on the potential moral consequences of bombing Syria, but on the moral needs of those who would do the bombing. US secretary of state John Kerry says failing to take action on Syria would call into question the West’s ‘own moral compass’. Others talk about Syria as a ‘test for Europe’, as if this rubble-strewn country is little more than a stage for the working-out of our values. So intense is the narcissism of the bomb-Syria brigade that that one of its number describes the slaughter caused by the use of chemical weapons as ‘a question mark painted in blood, aimed at the international community’. They’re so vain, they think someone else’s war is all about them. One pro-bombing commentator says the situation in Syria ‘holds a mirror up to Britain’, asking ‘what sort of country are we?’. Like Narcissus, the beaters of the drum for war on Assad are concerned only with their own image, their own reflection, and the question of whether they’ll be able to look at themselves in the mirror if they fail to Do Something.
David Cameroon and Barack Obomber are no different from George Bush (either one), Dick Cheney and Tony Blair. Most politicians are extremely self-centered. That is why they enter politics and want to enmesh themselves into the power of the State. They love the power to be above the law, and they love to act criminally against others, because it further satisfies their lust for more power. Most politicians are cowardly and love to use the armed might of the State to act out their own “id”-satisfying need to inflict aggressions on others from afar.
Speaking of the spineless, slithering snakes who rule over us, they are also good at lying as well. Thomas DiLorenzo has this piece at LewRockwell.com on the lies that were told by U.S. leaders to get the American people to support the Rulers’ new wars. It’s as though every major war involving the U.S. involved lies to get Americans to support starting a war of aggression or entering other countries’ wars.
And, among other things, Chris Floyd writes:
These Western leaders, primarily Barack Obama and the pathetic, feckless ex-PR shill David Cameron, will knowingly murder an unknown number of people while braying all the while of their own righteousness and the strict “legality” of their acts of mass murder. They will be supported in these murders by the leaders of the so-called opposition parties, who will, as always, line up like automatons and spew out mindless, spineless rhetoric in favor of murdering people, because they too are deeply damaged moral cretins who hope one day to have the opportunity to sit in well-wadded comfort and order human beings to be killed.
These wretched, cowardly weaklings — the leaders, their opposition, their minions — believe that the exercise of brutal, death-dealing power (at a distance; always, always at a safe distance!) will somehow fill up the howling emptiness inside them. It will not, of course, but they are too stupid to know this — or else they are already so far steeped in blood that they can’t stop, can’t go back, their humanity is already lost.
These leaders know that their action will murder innocent people (as so many of their actions do, week after week, year after year), they know (because their own analysts and experts tell them) that it will exacerbate extremism, worsen the conflict in Syria, destabilize the region, increase global tensions and lead directly and indirectly to the needless death and horrific suffering of countless people in the days and years to come.