Drums of wars are beating ever louder as air strikes are being called for on Syria. From what we are being told, some 7500 people have died in about a year of protests and armed rebellion against the Government of Bashar Assad in that country. It is even admitted that all of the people killed have not died at the hands of the Government but the so – called rebels have also done their share of killing soldiers and people who represent the government. So in a country in a state of civil war, only 7500 people have died in one year, that I think is a very low number for any war. Yet the US is urging its allies to form another coalition to go bomb Syria back to FREEDOM. As in Libya where Gaddafi had killed hundreds but Operation Libyan Freedom that launched 10,000 + bombing raids on Libya not only destroyed the infrastructure of the country (some reports say that it has been bombed back to the Stone Age) but NATO / USA also killed some 40,000 Libyans leaving that nation in a state of Anarchy. Even today a violent civil war is raging inside of Libya and thousands continue to be killed, to be driven from their homes, and to be made destitute. Is this how the US government and NATO define Freedom? If I were a Syrian I would be very wary of Westerners that came promising Freedom but leave with nothing but death and devastation in their wake as in the case of Afghanistan and Iraq. Given the choice I am 100% certain that the majority of Afghanis would choose the Taliban, the majority of Iraqis would choose Saddam Hussein, and the majority of Libyans would choose Moammar Gaddafi to rule over them rather than the supposed Freedom bringing westerners.
The rhetoric of an attack on Iran is also being ratcheted up, and as usual it is highly unlikely that there will be any diplomatic solution. The hypocrisy of Israel, the only Nuclear power in the Middle East demanding that any nation should not be similarly armed, is beyond words. Yet it is very symptomatic of the surreal Picasso / Dali type world that we live in today. China is increasing its military budget by a whopping 11%, Russia is fast modernizing its military capabilities, India too is on a shopping spree buying bigger and deadlier weaponry rather than feeding its half billion perennially undernourished citizens. Yes, the world is heading for some major fireworks that will leave a scorched earth across continents in the not too distant future. Even if you do not believe in Biblical prophecy, history teaches us that as nations build up their armies rather than their economies, war follows soon thereafter.