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Obama wants to intervene in Syria,lets stay out!

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War has been raging in the Middle East for over a decade; do we really want another ten years?

Intervention in Syria has been a major topic all around the world for the past few months, and now President Obama is giving Congress a vote.

“Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”  This famous quote by George Santayana rings true here. We have been at war in the Middle East for over a decade now, and have been involved even before that. We have spent billions of dollars, and worst of all thousands of our soldiers were killed.

The Middle East in general for as long as I can remember has hated the “west”, predominantly the U.S. for meddling in their affairs. No matter what we do we will be hated one way or another, the best overall solution is just to mind our own business.

Our poor economy has just started to turn around and another war in the Middle East would just send us spiraling back down the proverbial toilet bowl. Not to mention our nation’s debt, which is currently at 16.9 trillion dollars and rising. One must not forget that the Russia has been of Syria’s largest supporters.

“The concern is that at the end of the day, the Russians can provide very sophisticated equipment that would make any military intervention prohibitively costs – and they already have been providing certain forms of antiaircraft missiles, and it wouldn’t take very much for that to make an intervention almost unthinkable,” said Shahshank Joshi. “So in terms of proxy war, the concern is whether you would really face a situation where the Syrian state would have a fallback option such that it could never really be completely shattered.”

The number one reason the United States should not get involved, is because the people don’t want us to. We are a democracy; the people have a voice in their government. If the President goes ahead and takes action what type of example is he showing to the rest of the world, that the people’s voice doesn’t matter, just his?

Other Middle Eastern countries have gone through similar revolutions, Egypt has gone through three coups over the past three years, every time in the name of democracy, but none have succeeded without a new riot starting. It’s a lose-lose situation that’s just going to upset the Arab world. Just like picking up a bees’ nest and shaking it, we are going to get stung one way or another.

We must also be prepared to accept the consequences to our own citizens, and those of our allies.

“People who urge military action have to understand that before you take that step, you’d better understand where this kind of action leads,” said U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.

We must also remember Syria’s allies which include Iran, Russia, and China have all been long time protectors of the Syrian regime, and we are unsure what course of action they would take in order to protect Syria. China is against outside intervention in Syria saying it is against “interference in internal affairs in the name of humanitarianism.”

Are you ready to rattle the bees’ nest?