Daily Archives: August 22, 2013
“France has called for the use of force against Syria if reports of a mass chemical weapon attack against civilians there are confirmed.”
This is the first sentence from an article released out of London this morning by Karen Friar titled, “France says ‘force’ could be used in Syria.” Yes, you read that correctly. France, a nation that has historically been the punchline for being universally cowardly, weak and prone to surrendering when physical engagement of any degree is involved, has definitively stated they will exercise force if Syria’s President Bashar Al-Assad did in fact use a chemical weapon against his own people.
Why is this significant?
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to a New World Order. France is projecting strength while the United States of America is sitting in a back room with the curtains closed trying to erase a pesky “red line” written in permanent marker.
The point of this post is not to promote or argue the specific nature of injecting force as much as it is to present this breathtaking new dynamic in global perception subsequent role in the world. Regardless of whether you are for or against force in Syria, a head spinning paradigm shift has occurred. That’s the story.
The United States of America (protests in Iran, the Arab Spring, Benghazi, Syria and Egypt as a few examples) has proven a striking and surreal lack of proficiency and skill (if this word even applies) at being a chess player or even a checkers player and has actually, purposefully as a matter of fact, established itself as a bona fide absentee player in world altering affairs.
Continually voting absentee on important issues. That pattern seems oddly familiar for one particular high-ranking figure in our federal government…
Time will tell (and soon by the way) on the response from President Obama and the United States of America regarding Syria and potential confirmation of Assad’s use of chemical weapons on his own citizens.
For now though, rest assured! One country with red, white and blue in their flag is protruding global strength, concern and purpose for the people of Syria who are being murdered everyday. However, I bet Americans would never guess which country has turned out to be the leader on this front…
Or, sadly, maybe they have.
It’s a new day in the world for France while it continues to be “Groundhog Day” for the United States of America under President Obama, as viewed from the back row of course.