Sanders: Syria strikes could lead to Middle East quagmire


The Hill has an article Sanders: Syria strikes could lead to Middle East quagmire.

“I’m deeply concerned that these strikes could lead to the United States once again being dragged back into the quagmire of long-term military engagement in the Middle East,” Sanders said in a statement.

I was thinking that this may be the most Sanders felt he could say in this climate of hysteria, but then I read on.

Sanders said Friday that Assad is a “war criminal” and the United States should work with the international community to help stop the years-long Syrian civil war.

“The US must work with all parties to reinforce longstanding international norms against the use of chemical weapons, to hold Russia and Syria to the 2013 deal to destroy these weapons and to see that violators are made accountable,” he said.

For me, this is too close an admission that Sanders is just as subject to being gulled by our oligarchs as most of the public seems to be. I think I have realized this for a while about Sanders. He doesn’t make as strong a connection about what the oligarchs are doing to the rest of us in this country and the policies that the oligarchs are foisting all over the world. In Syria, it may be a case of US oil interests fighting with Russian oil interests. The rest of us don’t come out as winners no matter which side carries the day.

Sanders certainly fails to make the connection in his public comments. I wonder if even in his mind does he fail to make the connection? I would find it hard to believe based on his earlier history as Burlington Mayor that he fails to understand.

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