Syria’s midnight surprise and an ineffective United Nations

by | April 17, 2017 6:32 am

By Jerry Jones – Patriot and Constitutionalist, Central Intelligence Agency, Ret., Sparta’s native son

In early February 2017, I wrote an opinion article entitled “America First.” In that article, I noted that when the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor compelled our entry into World War II, the United States became the free world’s godfather and cash cow. My article praised president-elect Donald’s Trump’s “America First” campaign slogan. It also stated that after 75 years as the world’s benevolent godfather, the United States should now require the rest of the world start to paying their fair share.

To freshen your memory, I am repeating the following paragraph, which appeared in that article: “Given our atrocious national debt, I can think of no better place to begin applying the America First doctrine than the United Nations (UN), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). We pay more than one-fourth of the UN’s budgets (they have more than one) while some allies and other member states are not paying or paying only part of their designated portions of UN-related costs. Guess who is called on to make up much of the difference?” The answer, of course, is the United States. Keep that in mind when reading my following recap of some recent events and the UN’s related actions.

As the whole world knows, in response to a chemical (deadly gas) weapons attack by the Syrian government on some of its own citizens (men, women, children and babies), President Trump ordered a precision tomahawk missile attack on the Syrian airbase from which the chemical weapons assault had reportedly been launched. 59 of the 60 missiles hit their designated targets. One missile malfunctioned and fell into the ocean.

Most of us have seen the very hard-to-watch video of the gassed Syrian victims – dead, suffering and dying before our eyes. If there is anyone who saw that video footage who was not emotionally affected, please check their pulse because they are obviously not among the living. That chemical (deadly gas) weapons’ attack was genocide and ranks as a war crime. It was not specifically directed at combatants, and everyone else was incidental collateral damage. When chemical (deadly gas) weapons are used, the user knows that everyone in the area – combatants, non-combatants, women, children, babies, animals are going to be killed or seriously stricken. As a result, the non-combatant victims are not just casualties of war; they are also murder victims.

The use or threatened use of chemical and nuclear weapons cannot be tolerated or go unpunished. You don’t just tell the offenders to stop using them; you punch them in the face. They have to fear what could happen to them if they use chemical and/or nuclear weapons. That is why the United States deploys the best-trained, best-equipped and most dedicated military force in the world. As a country, we recognize that we must always negotiate from a position of power. The world must both respect and fear us. And, with the arrival of our dynamic new president, Donald J. Trump, and the departure of Barrack Obama and his failed foreign policy, the world is quickly regaining that respect. Our enemies once again fear us.

President Trump did exactly what needed to be done. He did not go to war. He did not invade Syria. He did not put American boots on the ground in Syria. He just punched the tyrannical and soulless Syria government in the face with a surgical missile strike that limited human casualties. It was a message with 59 explosive explanation marks. The message was that a line had been crossed that had consequences – cease and desist, or feel the very real and elevated fury of our military might. This strike also served as a warning to other rogue nations. They now know our patience has a limit and that we do not bluff. 59 Ratheon-built, long-range, all-weather, subsonic tomahawk missiles are an attention getter.

Ex-President Obama and his secretary of state, John Kerry, share a good deal of responsibility for the deaths of the men, women, children and babies who suffered a horrifying death in the recent chemical weapons attack. Both Obama and Kerry had assured the American people that the Syrian government had removed all chemical weapons from their country. Two dopes were duped, and people died because of it.

The U.N. Security Council met to pass a resolution condemning the Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons. The resolution did not pass because Russia voted against it. The United States, Russia, Britain and China, the four most powerful nations in the world, all have veto votes in that if one of them votes against a resolution, it automatically does not pass. I have always found that asinine. Why should a vote from just one of these four countries veto a resolution? That means that an offensive resolution that is directed at any one of the named four nations or their friends will never pass. Only the small and influential countries have to fear the U.N. I believe it should require at least a “no” vote from at least two of these four countries to reject a resolution.

I am not a big fan of the U.N. I am a “little less talk and a lot more action” type of guy. The U.N. is a “lot of talk – little action” type of organization. And, it (the U.N.) is a very expensive proposition. And I speak from personal knowledge when I say the U.N. building in New York is a den of spies. They enter the United States on diplomatic passports and undercover as staff members of their individual country’s U.N. contingent. Their diplomatic passports give them immunity from prosecution. These spies are not restricted to enemy/unfriendly countries; even friendly countries use U.N. cover to bring their spies into our country. The French immediately come to mind. They are notorious for using spies to target American countries to acquire information on new techniques and steal classified data regarding advanced technology.

The Security Council is only part of the U.N., but it gets the most news coverage. That is where the arguments, finger-pointing and accusations occur and drone on and on. It does little good for a country to take its problems to the U.N. when an actionable consensus is rarely reached on anything of importance.

I have become increasingly concerned that the U.N. may pose a serious threat to the United States and some other strongly independent countries in that it is the harbinger of “globalization.” That, in my opinion, is the new masquerade name for worldwide Communism and Socialism – i.e. free trade, no passports, no borders, one currency, one so-called common good, one supreme council, etc. And who is more suited to oversee and coordinate a globalized world than the U.N.? I have just described one big nightmare.

If you haven’t heard about globalization, I encourage you to do some research on it. Had Hillary Clinton been elected president (thankfully, God forbade it), you would have heard a lot about it. She was/is a big proponent of globalization. I, on the other hand, am not. My limited research leads me to believe it is nothing more that Communism/Socialism on a grand scale.

Self-proclaimed Socialist Bernie Sanders, who is currently touring the United States with the new radical leader of the Democrat National Committee, Tom Perez, is a globalization advocate. That fact alone should be enough reason not to be sucked into the globalization scheme.

As for the U.N., I would like to see it reduced in size and the rules changed. The U.N. is far too big to be efficient or effective. I believe the U.N. should consist of the Security Council and the departments that support it, i.e. nuclear inspection teams, etc. The current non-security entities of the U.N., and there are many, should be removed from the UN umbrella and either disbanded or turned into independent non-profit international organizations headquartered in various national capitals around the world. This would reduce the massive costs of the U.N. and make these extracted entities more self-contained and focused on whatever it is they do. This would get the U.N out of the globalization business. And the world would be a better and safer place.

God Bless America!

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