Drone Strikes?

Apparently, our guys got hit by an Iranian drone strike. We came back with an air strike.

The U.S. military on Thursday executed airstrikes in Syria in response to a drone strike by Iranian forces earlier in the day on a coalition base that killed a U.S. contractor. 

“As President Biden has made clear, we will take all necessary measures to defend our people and will always respond at a time and place of our choosing,” Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin said. “No group will strike our troops with impunity.”

Austin also said the strikes were conducted “in response” to the drone attack and a series of other recent attacks against coalition forces in Syria by groups affiliated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

The United States has roughly 900 troops stationed in Syria.

Just the News

Riddle me this:

What the hell are we doing in Syria?

Why can’t we leave these people be?

Those are rhetorical questions. The answer, of course, is our neocons are running around with a warboner looking who to screw and corruptocrats looking where they can grift.

Hearing this, I thought of Putin’s reaction to Obama screwing up and making a mess all over the far east. He said something on the order or “Do you even realize what you’ve done?” I think that was about Lybia. But it goes for Syria as well. It’s all wonderful to crow that Assad has to go. But have they thought about what happens when that pin is pulled?

Syria is a mix of all sorts. Assad is an Alawite. They are a minority, but they are running the show. 3/4 of the country, give or take, are Sunnis. You drop the hammer on him, and all hell breaks loose in the ensuing power vacuum.

What’s it to us? Whatever was it to us?

We screwed Iraq, we bailed flat-out on Afghanistan. What the hell are we still doing over there?

Well, he’s an evil dictator you say?

So what? That’s the norm around the world. What do I care that my olive oil and pistachios came from a country with a strongman? The cobalt in your tesla comes from a country with a strongman, that has kids pounding rocks for your cobalt.

We need to knock it off. All we’ve accomplished in decades is misery.