Putting Out Fire With Gasoline


Well, I guess Netanyahu decided to celebrate his electoral win.

By BEN HUBBARD — Jan. 30 3:42 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Israel conducted a rare airstrike on a military target inside Syria near the border with Lebanon, foreign officials and Syrian state TV said Wednesday, amid fears …

There is no more dangerous notion in the world today than the notion of “pre-emptive war.” We have seen the result in Iraq, for those who might have missed those who missed Vietnam getting us into a quagmire that another Administration would be left to clean up. OK?

I stopped the quote because, in the first sentence of a reportage of FACT, the imagined justification for that fact is entered into with the phrase “amid fears.”

And that is always the basis for “pre-emptive” strikes.

Sahara-Hare uh oh

But fears are not things. Fears are phantoms of the mind, no matter how widespread and agreed-upon. Fears are not dependent on outside conditions so much as they are on inner turmoil. And fears are universal. All creatures feel fear, all the way down, at least, to cockroaches. But cockroaches do not (thankfully) bomb other countries because of their fears.

And when deciding to kill people, actual THINGS always trump imagined events feeding fears. Remember those “centrifuge tubes” that Saddam Hussein had?

I will not attempt to comment further on Israel’s foreign or war policy, since that is as futile and masochistic as attempting to suggest that the government ISN’T coming to take your guns away.

I will only note that Syria is in the middle of a civil war, right now. And bombing it — for whatever reasons — seems about as prudent, right now, as lighting a match in the gunpowder shack.

Netanyahu boom UN

Bugs Bunny aficionados will probably know what comes next.


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4 responses to “Putting Out Fire With Gasoline

  1. sidney18511

    The reason that he is bombing Syria is due to Irans recent statement that they would consider an attack on Syria a attack and act of war on Iran itself.
    Bibi desire to relieve Iran of any and all military power is not popular among the people of isreal, so this warmongering ass is trying to push his agenda through the back door.

  2. Wild Bill

    When you want to have a war, it needs to be started in some way. Bibi found his excuse, if true, that weapons were headed to Lebanon and the Hezbollah fighters. Now he’s thrown down the gauntlet to Iran to do some thing about it, and then they can go to all out war and try to drag us into it to help them. We have plenty of war mongers who would be all too happy to attack Iran.