Saturday, November 10, 2012

Déjà Vu

Only days after Barack Obama's re-election as U.S President and already war loom for the Middle East. Western efforts to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad have failed so far and NATO members, U.K and Turkey are trying to ratchet up the tension.

Turkey publicly claimed that NATO members have “discussed” using Patriot missiles to protect a “safe zone” inside Syria (remind anyone of Libya?) while the U.K say it will now deal directly with Syrian rebel military leaders (remind anyone of Libya?). Both countries claim this is because they are “anticipating” a new, bold approach from the American President to end the Syrian civil war.

I don’t buy it.

I don’t think the NATO countries are “anticipating” Obama’s actions as trying to force Obama into a war in Syria. Again, anyone remember Libya? That’s was exactly what happened in Libya. France attacked first and Obama had to support France or faced charges he had abandoned America’s ally.

Anyone else having a sense of déjà vu? I know I do. 

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