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So Sad for Syria Saga

I took an interest in Politics at a very young age. The Goldwater-Johnson race fascinated me and I've been paying attention ever since.

The Face of Evil


When is the right time to take out...a monster?

Was the last attack on Syria, the last time?

Was the attack on the Syrian their own people, their {so called} leaders, utilizing chemical weaponry on them, again, once more, one more time -

the last time?

Can there ever be a last time for human beings that are capable of such horrendous behavior, of such evil?

Do they think they are doing favors by 'weeding out' the poor, the weak, the old, the young, the sickly, the outspoken, the opposition...when carrying out such atrocities?

In their sick minds, can this and anything else equally horrific, be justified?

The outspoken, the opposition; those who dare to protest against such wickedness, must they be properly dealt with, disciplined, put in their place, for daring to challenge authority...for daring to speak out against such violence!

Are men like Assad even capable of an explanation of their evil ways, are they born without conscience?

Is Assad the modern day Mao Tse-tung, Pol Pot...Hitler?

Adolf Hitler saw "conquest as not only a right, but also a duty."

He saw those unlike him, to be beneath him and when he gained power, as the German Chancellor, he ruled by decree, he outlawed rival political parties and he executed those within his party, if they dared to oppose him.

We all know from history, that Hitler only got worse over time....gassing millions of Jewish People, the people he deemed unworthy to live.

He was fueled by hate of fellow human beings, he thrived on it.

How does Assad compare to Hitler?

Does Assad thrive on eliminating those he deems unworthy to exist, is he fueled by it?

How far would he go, but for a coalition; a force for good, stopping him...or at the very least, currently working to slow him down?

Can we ever, in our scariest nightmares, imagine what it must have been like for the Jewish people, during Hitler's evil reign?

We've seen images from those days, but do those images come close to portraying their hell on earth!

All of these years later, here we are again...seeing images, images of what a man, Bashar al-Assad, is capable of...yet again, one more time, one year later...against his own people.

Are we to see him as:


Under the right circumstances; may be capable of compromise, can be worked with, not such a monster.....

As was the case with Hitler, early on in his rise to power, eventually causing a coalition/a force for good, to respond accordingly to such a monster...but sadly, it was much, much too late!

Did we not learn from that?

I have other questions....

Why do Hitler-loving, self-proclaimed Nazis say they admire Bashar al-Assad?

What about Assad, reminds them of Hitler..and why do they admire him?


A Destructive Pattern

Although Syria has been a hotbed of civil unrest, since anti-Government protests took place in 2011, the desperate plight of the Syrian people may or may not have been on the radar of the U.S. Government or allies of the United States, right away.

As for the citizens of the U.S., when stories began to surface of the Syrian leader Assad, gassing his own people, we began to take note.

When they were confirmed by the Obama Administration in 2013...we began to pay much closer attention!

The Obama Administration drew a red line that Assad wasn't to cross, but he did cross it. Obama verbalized a very strong reprimand, that Bashar not use chemical weaponry ever again, but that was about as far as it went.

Bashar, did not heed!

Obama retreated.


But, this isn't about what Obama did or didn't do or if he came on too strong, only to back down too softly, too quickly...

This isn't about Trump making his move too quickly or taking it too far or not taking it far enough...

This is about a very evil man, who has shown us time and time again, that he does not value life, he only values power and control and what's worse, we cannot talk about him in the past tense, as Hitler or Mao Tse-Tung, this monster walks this!

He acts on his own authority or within the authority of those with as evil intentions as he. (i.e. Russia and Iran)

Before the first show of force against the evil enterprise/regime/destructive and diabolical trilogy...there was talk here, of Trump going in all gangbusters, jumping the gun, moving to fast and so on.

It went downhill from there!

With this more recent targeted attack, the talk in the states became escalated, because the hate for the man, no, not the evil dictator, Assad, but rather the hate for President, Donald Trump, escalated!

What will it take for those who live to hate Trump, to see what's truly at stake for any weak, brainwashed or any Country which has let its guard down?

What will it take for them to see the light? Rather {the darkness} that consumes the Pol Pots, the Mao-Tse-tungs, the Hitlers, the Putins, the Kims, the Assads of this world

How many times is too many times and how many lives are too many lives, before its recognized for what it is?

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© 2018 A B Williams


A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on April 15, 2018:

JOC, huh?

Hi Pop, yes there were other images that I came across that I just could not use.

Monster just doesn't seem to be sufficient for him.

The loony left is so good at condemnation...too bad it is always for the wrong things. For that, they take the prize!

Eric, what has happened to those in the News industry and what are they thinking? Do they not realize the harm they do?

I agree that most would go and fight for what is clearly right.

Leland Johnson from Midland MI on April 15, 2018:

At this time I agree with Eric

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on April 15, 2018:

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing". Edmund Burke.

And that was from around 1770. Are we really so wrapped up in hating our Nation for past wrongs that we are beginning to feel "guilty" and therefor fail to act as it may make us look bad. It would appear that way on the evening news.

But I am quite sure that average Joe would still go and fight for what is clearly right.

breakfastpop on April 15, 2018:

Assad is a monster, and civilized nations had to act. The sight of those young children gasping for air was heart wrenching. I believe the attack was successful. The manufacturing sites that were targeted were severely damaged. Of course, it didn't take long for the Trump haters to crawl out from under their rocks. Some are now saying that the raids were staged.Others are saying that President Trump had to go to Congress for permission, permission that never would have been given. The only thing this president can do is exactly what he is doing. He continues to accomplish great things despite the unchecked hatredof many in government, and the loony left wing press.

Leland Johnson from Midland MI on April 15, 2018:

JOC- not really an apples to apples comparison. There was no army at either Sandy Hook or Parkland, and I don't think the solution lay with the children, but with authorities willing to do what it takes to secure our schools- placing federally trained air marshals in the school system. Israel places 1 armed guard per 100 students and they've solved their school shooting problem- in 1974! We need to do what works, not hypothesize fantastic notions about confiscating every gun in the country.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on April 15, 2018:

JOC from Syracuse, NY on April 15, 2018:

Ask that to Sandy Hook and Parkland students....

Leland Johnson from Midland MI on April 15, 2018:

If suffering children won't make governments act, what will?

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on April 15, 2018:

Leland Johnson from Midland MI on April 15, 2018:

Sounds like business as usual for the UN and media.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on April 15, 2018:

Thanks Leland.

I was surfing, trying to find out if the coalition had been successful in their mission...did they have a good 'chemical kill'...but, couldn't find anything but the questioning of Trump and the scrutinizing of 'his actions'.

Leland Johnson from Midland MI on April 14, 2018:

Lots of good points as usual AB. Hitler went unchecked for 6 years after he became Chancellor, and as you said, failure to deal with him only gave him more time to build his war machine and to become more bold. I do agree that history repeats itself, but I would add never in precisely the same way. Professor Tom Childers offers some balance to the allies slow reactions to Hitler. Europe had just lost nearly half its population as well as so many of its young men to the first world war, they were reluctant to make a move that might trigger another war. Unfortunately, as Churchill said, they "sold their honor for peace, and yet have bought war." It is frightening to think of what Russia, China, and Iran might respond. It is more frightening for those with the power to act forget what such hesitance cost the world in the years between 1939-1945. Thanks for another impassioned, insightful hub.

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