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Have you ever seen a dog fight between three or more of these normally docile animals?
Believe me, it can be fierce and not a pretty sight.
A canine free-for-all can mean major injuries to every participant.
And the unwary human who tries to stop the fray can be much the worse for wear; his own pet may savagely attack him in the excitement of the battle.
Assad’s Syria is like a dog fight, and if the U.S. enters the fray directly we may see all the warring parties turn on the U.S. forces at some point.
The so-called rebels, a rag-tag conglomeration of fighter groups with nebulous objectives, would take support from the devil himself at this point, just as bin Laden took aid from us when he was pushing the Russians from Afghanistan.
It was our missiles that brought down the Russian helicopters and destroyed Russian tanks.
And for this assistance, what did we get?
We have nothing in common with any of the warring parties in Syria.
And we face the opposition of two major world powers, China and Russia, if we take military action.
If we provide air cover for the rebel forces (assuming we can discover exactly where and who they are), our pilots will face Russian ground-to-air missiles and Syrian air force fighter jets.
The result of our efforts would increase the estimated destruction of Syria from the current estimate of 20 percent to perhaps 80 percent.
And when the smoke clears and the fog of war lifts, we will be targets again.
The only beneficiaries would be the manufacturers of war machinery; yes, the military-industrial complex.
Please Mr. President, don’t go against the 90 percent of the population who say no to more war.
U.S. Sen. John McCain’s support is not worth the cost.
Let the dogs fight it out, then have a serious chat with the winner