Monday, September 9, 2013
The chain wars
No it is not about the chain stores that we encounter every now and then and also read about it that how they fighting for our money. But it is about the wars that we have been fighting for the last decade. If you have heard an expression that somebody is a chain smoker you will see where I am going with this topic. A chain smoker is the one who has not finished the first cigarette when he/she lights up a new one with the burning ashes of the one which is already in his/her hand. So as we approach the new push to strike Syria, I would like to elaborate on this matter a little more. I don’t know if this word has been coined before or not but if you look at the wars that we have been getting involved, it is pretty much clear that we are into chain wars and this addiction is not going away no matter how less money we have in our budget. Let us start with the attacks of September 11, 2001, as I will not talk about the wars that the United States has been previously engaged in. When the U.S. was attacked, we quickly figured out that the attack was planned and directed from Afghanistan. The attack was justified in order to destroy the terror infrastructure that was established there but the war did not end there when we decided that Iraq should be the target since at that time, it was supposedly hiding Chemical weapons and also we somehow convinced the U.S. public that Saddam (the Iraqi President at that time) was a threat to the world and had to be removed by force.