Sorry to say this but the #Syria jihadist scene freaks me out. They’re not a majority but the scene is set to go full radical. Not kidding.— Iyad El-Baghdadi (@iyad_elbaghdadi) September 9, 2013
WH strategy of going to Congress first then making the public case on Syria appears to have been exactly backwards.— Ben White (@morningmoneyben)
This possible Syria intervention has been one of the most poorly argued public debates I can recall.— Gartenstein-Ross (@DaveedGR)
Report: Majority Of Americans Approve Of Sending Congress To Syria http://onion.com/1ejSlDG
By so far, 3 options, or scenarios are there re: US involvement in Syria
one word is ”vacillation’ - inability to take a stance. But - diplomacy is a game. And USA’s core strategy might be really just set on ‘Goldilocks strategy’ (Will McCants) [Why that’s really the better or best option than others - is not clear.]
Other theatrics - are just can be theatrics.
Public understanding might need more PR on why containment (esp re: Jordan) is critical. And outside world can’t, can never drop that ball. Not about internal power struggle situation (proxy war) in Syria. On that no one has crystal ball.
The public expresses even wider opposition to arming Syrian rebels, which President Obama authorized in June. Fully seven in 10 oppose arming rebels, including large majorities of Democrats, Republicans and independents.Most in U.S. oppose Syria strike, Post-ABC poll finds (Washington Post)
70% of American people opposes arming Syrian rebels. Across camps - Dem, GOP, Independents.
Really like something Japan went through in latter part of 1860s.
What happened to Japan (and this is probably different from what’s actually going on in Egypt I guess but nonetheless) was it really killed and erased all the best minds Japan had for maintaining its political unity, cohesion, atmosphere -
Crazy madness, insanity of political upheaval created the atmosphere in which all these brilliant people were all targeted - and massively assassinated (from ‘crazies’ on either side, any side, all sides.)
That turmoil lasted like 10 years, and when ‘the Revolution’ ended, some people lamented that Japan lost all the necessary human talents which was necessary for shaping, facing and planning the most challenging period - facing Westernization and surviving in the modern international world.
There was a lament about Japanese temper - ‘Why Japanese people got so into rivalry, killing, murdering each other’ - and erased brilliant leader class minds from the list one by one.
(And then that ‘toxic’ temper - now formed as ‘ideology’ ‘school of thought’ (became established and disseminated among population) - remained and lasted, and prepared another round of madness Japan faced in 1930s - towards participating, blindly descending into World War 2.)