Obama has egg on his face. Putin thinks so to, because he put it there. I can’t help feeling a twinge of schadenfreude, even though I’m a very big patriot.
My point is that there is no moral difference between killing innocent civilians with poison gas than more conventional methods.
Two nuclear bombs directed specifically at huge concentrations of innocent civilians. Death toll estimated at 225,000. Agent Orange used indiscriminately against a civilian population. 400,000 killed or maimed. 500,000 birth defects. By far the largest stash of chemical weapons in the world ourselves. Remotely controlled drones killing terrorists (and a fair amount of innocent civilians) in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen and God only knows where else, gives the USA very little moral high ground and absolutely disqualifies us from any position of leadership in the world. Particularly when we conveniently looked the other way because it suited our schemes in the region when Saddam Hussein used the same poisonous gas in the Iraq-Iran war and against the Kurds in his own country.
Let me make this perfectly fucking clear: Our less savory actions on the global political stage has come back to bite us in the ass. And I say that as a patriot. Fuck that; I don’t even know what a patriot is anymore. The word is so over-used that it’s become as meaningless and empty as the “God bless America” that every politician throws in to conclude their speeches, or the automatic “how are you?” I get from the checkout lady at the supermarket. She doesn’t really care how I feel. She has enough with her own problems, like trying to make a living on minimum wage.
But I digress. WAR, WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!