Hollywood (or Bullywood) is freakishly silent on this issue. The question is, why? When Bush was in office many celebrities were attending anti-war rallies across the nation, including Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Rev. Al Sharpton. Where are they now?
Not intending to name names, here is a detailed compiled list of anti-war celebrities during the Bush era. Many of these same celebrities were so against war they sent a letter to then President Bush explaining their viewpoint on the war. Over 100 celebrities that include Kim Bassinger, Samuel L Jackson, Martin Sheen, and Jessica Lange, to name just a few of those protesting the war.
Where are they now? Some say they don’t want to be seen as racist by going against their “king”. Ed Asner recently said as much, commenting as to why Hollywood is deathly silent on this issue: “A lot of people don’t want to feel anti-black by being opposed to Obama.” Bingo! On another note, he (Asner) said he wasn’t proud that he’d voted for Obama.
What do the American people think of the President wanting to invade Syria?
Telephone calls by the American people to congress are 499 to 1 against the attack by the United States. Many of our troops have stated (anonymously) that they didn’t join the military to help the al-Qaida fight a war. Yes, the same al-Qaida who hates Americans. Obama wants to use our men and women to defend his Muslim brothers, and appears ready to do so without giving a second thought to the ramifications of his actions to Americans. Although, perhaps he has given it a second thought, but wasn’t expecting as many people to be against the American invasion of Syria.
Secretary of State John Kerry informed the American people that Obama didn’t need approval for military action, and in fact, Obama said, “I believe I have the authority to carry out this military action without specific congressional authorization….” Then he goes on to say that having the debate with Congress will make this nation stronger!
Our Constitution states that the President has to ask Congress for permission before he can send Americans into war. Pelosi and Boehmer are partners in crime and both are agreeing with Obama on this issue.
Obama is just making more political moves as opposed to legal ones and quoting what he has heard his legal team tell him. His statement indicates he believes it is an option for him to ask permission from Congress before such action is taken. This behavior indicates he has no idea what is in the American constitution.
Asking Congress for approval is a political motive for our narcissistic president and could create issues within Congress and the nation.
What happens if Congress says no, and it is possible? Obama then has to decide whether he should bomb Syria anyway. If he chooses to go ahead and bomb without approval, this will not bode well for him, especially if the war goes wrong. If Congress says to go ahead and bomb, they must all partake of the responsibility for the loss of life.
The President is shameless enough to state to Americans that even if the American public doesn’t approve of the U.S.A going into Syria, we should go in anyway. Even Russian president, Vladimir Putin, disagrees with Obama’s plan to strike and says that Russia has plans, if needed. Obama had hoped that our allies would offer support, yet only Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and France were willing to go in. The G20 summit did not gain support either as Obama had hoped.
Plus, what about the debt incurred by going into Syria? Russia and China already are part owners of the country and neither of them agree to the U.S going into Syria. Both countries are warning Obama not to go in and create a travesty worse than it already is. Reports of Russian naval ships in the area have been reported by Bloomberg.
Check out the oil markets the past few days. Not much oil is produced by Syria, but the surrounding countries produce considerable amounts of oil. A conflict could seriously impede oil production, including the waterways and the pipelines.
The President currently reminds me of a child who has rarely been told the word, “no” and has a newfound toy he’s playing with: power. And he’s possibly going to attack Syria simply because he can. Unfortunately for all us powerless people, attacking Syria could have many negative implications for years to come for the United States of America.