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Obama Seeks Syrian Strike Support: Syria Vows Fight
September 9, 2013 – As Barak Obama continues to seek congressional support for a strike against Syria, the support he seeks keeps retracting. Lately Leftist supporters like moveon.org have launched ads against Obama’s Syrian plans, according to news reports on Fox. While Obama pledges the strike is in retaliation for crossing his “red line” by using poison gas, others question if the action has a another agenda.
Statements by YouTube activists have questioned if the move is another ‘petroleum war’ in the making, citing reports by sources such as csmonitor.com. In the csmonitor.com report (link below) it is mentioned that the nation of Qatar contains the third largest reserve of natural gas on the planet and wants to market their gas to Europe. Standing between Qatar and the hookup to a large gas pipeline from Turkey to Europe is the nation of Syria, who’s government has vowed to block building the connecting pipeline across their country. However it is apparent in searching the web that the rebels in Syria, who are Al Qaeda connected, have vowed to sign-off allowing the pipeline should they gain control of the country. This makes one question if petroleum products are at the heart of the American government’s concern in Syria.
While the Syrian situation is very disconcerting, it comes on the heels of several scandals which have made the Obama administration lose face around the world. The Benghazi cover-up, the clearing of the Boston Bombers prior to the bombing, the IRS scandals (which seem to continue), the NSA scandal and the AP wire-tapping scandals have left the administration reeling. And now leftist organizations have even pulled away from Obama. Even democrats in congress are stepping from the rank and file by opposing a strike on Syria. And memories from Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11, which showed Afghanistan’s newly emplaced Hamid Karzai’s early move was to allow an oil pipeline which had previously been blocked in that country, Americans are leery of a move toward Syria.
In a region already hot by conflict many question if this would be a smart move on the part of the administration. Egypt, Libya and other middle-eastern nations are already ripe with upheaval with clashes between military and civilians in the region. And American citizens are already war-weary with the long-term commitment of troops to Iraq and Afghanistan. Both countries appear to be volatile even after more than a decade of U.S. troops in the countries.