Syria: A Korean War Redo?
Whether we want to admit it or not, Syria presents a growing problem for the U.S. and the world. And it’s not just that it provides President Obama with a country full of “aspirin factories” he can bomb in an effort to look more substantial during an election year. Rather, it’s the fact that as of right now, if it came to war, the U.S. would likely take a side opposite of China and Russia.
By chance, does anyone remember the Korean War?
That was the war in which some of our pilots chased planes only to realize they were not chasing Korean jets but Russian ones -- piloted by Russians in some instances. Of course, those jets were nothing compared to the kind of Russian airplanes and weaponry we could face if someone lights the fuse in Syria. We faced the Chinese there too, but when I think of the Chinese, it’s the weaponry they fed to the North Vietnamese, the Viet Cong, and nearly everyone else who was shooting at our troops during the Vietnam War that comes to mind.
Don’t get me wrong -- I don’t fear Russia or China, per se. But I do fear facing either, or both, with a president as green in the stalk as Obama -- and one who is so demonstrably opposed to military greatness.
Russia is already supplying some of the machinery of war to the Syrian government. The only debate is over whether the supplies are the result of old orders which are just now being filled or whether the helicopters (and other items) are the result of a fresh commitment by the Russians. On the other hand, here in the states, members of our government are pushing to supply the Syrian opposition with weapons.
The bottom line -- this could get incredibly ugly at any moment.