David Cameron, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, recently made the statement that he still felt that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad should be removed from power even though the British Parliament voted against being part of a coalition to deal with the matter.
This tells me that the British want to see the situation change in Syria but are not willing to commit their own resources, and what they would really like is for America to go in and remove the tyrant on its own while they stand on the sidelines and cheer.
The French have “kind of” said they would possibly be part of a bilateral force. Maybe, but don't hold them to it. After all, they may have something more important to do that day and quite possibly wouldn't be able to show up when the shooting started.
I was at a military facility in Kosovo several years ago where the base commander told me that when a riot erupted, the only members of the supposed joint force who would help quell it were the Polish. The French went in their compound and refused to come out.
So, sometimes when our leaders tell us they have put together a bilateral force it may be that in name only, with many of the signatures acting in non-combat positions and pulling their troops at the first sign of political trouble back home.
The United Nations is united in name only, and the Security Council has been deadlocked for decades as permanent members Russia and China block anything America and her allies try to do, rendering it nothing more than an international debating club, accomplishing nothing and hanging the United States - who by the way, foots most of the bill for this farce - out to dry.
The point I'm getting around to here is that the rest of the world has come to look to America as a unilateral police force whose place it is to go it alone to clean out the nests of dictators and bad guys who are a threat to not only America, but to free men everywhere.
I don't blame the British or any other sovereign nation for not sending their young men and women into harm's way in some hellhole where the only difference in regime change is the name of the dictator or party that takes control, but I don't believe that it is America's role in the world to confront these dangers alone.
If it's not bad enough for our allies to consider it a danger to them to the point of committing military forces and it is not a direct threat to America's security or that of one of our true friends, we should stay out of it.
Too long we have squandered the lives of America's young men and women and untold trillions of dollars in American treasure on propping up or toppling some scumbag dictator only to have some other scumbag dictator take his place and nothing changes for the common people. They are no better off under one than the other.
America has enough fuel resources to be self-sustaining, and the green crowd is going to have to make up its mind to submit to environmentally safe exploration or America trying and failing to pick winners in the never-ending Muslim battles in the oil-producing countries.
As crappy as that is, it’s a fact of life and will be until we manage to come up with an alternative.
Being energy self-sufficient would free us from most of our military commitments and bring on a period of prosperity this country hasn't seen in decades.
We have one true friend in the Middle East – Israel – and we should let the Islamic powers-that-be know that an attack on Israel would be tantamount to an attack on the American homeland and would participate in a no-holds barred retaliation.
With that, our commitments in the Middle East would end, bring the troops home and let the Muslim world deal with their own problems on their own terms.
We should build our military forces in technology and manpower, develop our quick strike capabilities to the fullest, and take a serious attitude about destroying the drug cartels, and keep American resources in America, take the nation off federal life support, put it back to work and clean up our own long neglected backyard.
What do you think?
Pray for our troops and the peace of Jerusalem.
God Bless America