Al Qaida’s air force

Karl Denninger correctly sums up the upcoming Syrian misadventure in his customarily reserved manner:

Obama is spouting off from the ass once again in Sweden. Every
time this buttclown, McStain, Graham or the others open their mouths (or
McStain plays poker during the Senate hearing yesterday) they continue to obfuscate and ignore the bottom line:
A military strike at Assad’s government IS ACTING AS AL QAIDA’S AIR FORCE.

The rest of this debate is arm-waving.

A military strike at Assad’s government IS ACTING AS AL QAIDA’S AIR FORCE.

Al Qaida is a sworn enemy of the United States.  The United States has ratified their statement of being our enemy through more than 10 years of continual declaration of a “state of emergency” citing the so-called “war on terror.” It is an act of Treason according to our Constitution to provide material aid and comfort to a sworn enemy of our nation.

A military strike at Assad’s government IS ACTING AS AL QAIDA’S AIR FORCE.

To be honest, it’s hard to argue with either his argument or his conclusions.  Meanwhile, the leading House Republicans are busy demonstrating that while attacking Syria is clearly not in either the national interest or the party’s interest, the decisive factor appears to be that they see it as being in Israel’s interest.  Consider Eric Cantor’s statement that he’ll vote to authorize the use of military force against Syria no matter what the authorizing language happens to be.

“I intend to vote to provide the President of the United States the option to use military force in Syria. While the authorizing language will likely change, the underlying reality will not. America has a compelling national security interest to prevent and respond to the use of weapons of mass destruction, especially by a terrorist state such as Syria, and to prevent further instability in a region of vital interest to the United States.”

That is a total lie.  America has no “compelling national security interest” in Syria, especially since there are reports that the weapons came from Saudi Arabia and were set off accidentally by the Al Qaida rebels.  And seriously, what are the chances that launching missiles, or worse, invading, is going to reduce, let alone prevent, further instability in the Middle East?

It’s probably a good thing this didn’t happen in the late 1970s. I can’t even imagine how many Hal Lindsay readers would be convinced that the end of the world was approaching.