OOPS SHE DID IT AGAIN: SARAH PALIN, SYRIA, AND CAPS LOCK
Sarah Palin thrust herself into almost-sort-of relevance after years on the outer fringe of the right with her “LET ALLAH SORT IT OUT” (all caps) post on Facebook. Palin ripped into the President – no surprise there. What’s shocking is I think she’s presenting a valid point.
This red line policy seems a little arbitrary after what has already happened in Syria. The numbers are hard to even think about, much less process. Why now? The Assad regime takes out rebel forces with a heinous nerve gas attack, killing 1429 Syrians, more than 400 of them were children.
According to the UN in June, 100,000 Syrians have been slaughtered since the uprising began in April 2011 – and the United States didn’t do a thing?
The same point is made in the Robert King documentary “Ground Zero: Syria” I found via VICE.COM. I wouldn’t say it is for everyone – a lot of the images are sickening, but it’s definitely powerful. Six-year-olds with bullets through their kidneys. Exposed brain material poking through a child’s skull. A crude hospital bombed to dust. Gunshots ring in the background of interviews and nobody flinches.
Towards the end of the film, a Syrian man under a bridge pleads directly into the camera; please do something. He’s appealing to regular people like you and me because *his* experience is that world leaders don’t care.
I’m not even positive the United States, with our two-party government’s tendency to go over the cliff before making a deal, will be able to get anything done. Gridlocked. We must take the right action in Syria. This is dangerous, it’s the age of information, and literally, the WHOLE WORLD (all caps) is watching.
What do you think? Did anyone catch Secretary of State John Kerry on the Sunday morning shows?
If you haven’t seen it, it is in its entirety at VICE: http://www.vice.com/ground-zero/syria-full-length