June 13, 2013

State Department Listed Supporters of Terror Used Chemical Weapons on Different State Department Listed Terrorists

So the Syrian regime, which is on the hook for its support of the terrorist group that has killed the second most Americans, has been using chemical weapons against rebels who now seem firmly allied with the terror group which has killed the most Americans. And now we must intervene? What. Could. Possibly. Go.Wrong.

To be honest, I have mixed feelings about all of this. I tend to think of this in terms of a decision matrix based on probabilities.

If we do nothing there is a high probability that a known terror supporter remains in power.

If we intervene there is a slim probability of a democratic regime to replace Assad; a slightly higher probability that a different group of terror supporters will assume power; a medium probability that a "moderate" Islamist group will assume power (ie, The Brotherhood); and a very high probability that chaos and ethnic cleansing will be the result (at least in the near term).

So, there you have it. It's kind of a lose-lose situation. So, which is the least bad option?

The suck: embrace it.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 08:05 PM | Comments |