Yesterday, lamenting the horrible media coverage of this whole Syria mess, I wrote the following:
Is it just me, or has the entire media coverage of this Syria debate amounted to little bit more than a bunch of scribes with tape measures in a dick measuring contest? “Obama’s up! Obama faltered! Obama’s aloof! Obama got owned by Putin! Obama is weak!”
Who honestly gives a shit? Is the Syria strike necessary, do we know for sure who launched the chemical attack if there was one, will the American strike accomplish any tangible goals and shape the outcome of the civil war, if so, is that a good thing, and how much blowback and how many innocents are we going to kill?
That’s all that fucking matters. Jesus.
I thought it was a pretty straightforward post. The coverage has been horrible, and if you are going to run around advocating a strike on Syria for using chemical weapons, whether the President is winning or losing or aloof or weak or whatever bullshit they have been tossing at Obama, I think the following questions should be pretty relevant and noncontroversial:
1.) Is the strike necessary?
2.) Was there a chemical attack for sure?
3.) If so, do we know who launched it?
4.) What are our goals with a strike?
5.) Will this change the outcome of the civil war?
6.) If so, is that a good thing?
7.) What about blowback and collateral damage?
I think that is a pretty reasonable series of questions. I’m not sure how anyone could read that and think I am now Alex Jones, but here are the response from some of you addle-minded dickheads:
Tin foil hat territory. What a fucking looney.
Ask Doctors Without Borders if there was an attack, or don’t you trust those fucking warmongers?
The anti-strike people have written their own 10th season of the X Files. They just make up shit about “well what if aliens showed up and gassed all those people?”
A bunch of fucking morons. Cole should probably just sign the blog over to somebody saner and hang it up.
Yikes “if there was one”. Loony.
For those of you wondering why I don’t read every single comment and respond to them, this is why. Wankers.
And for the record, I suspect there was a chemical attack. I suspect there will probably be more. I’m just going to wait for the UN Report before I go all in on another military adventure just because John Kerry has been running around with his pants on fire for the last three weeks.