On April 6th, 2017, the U.S. bombed a Syrian target; a military airfield, in retaliation for Syria’s inhumane use of chemical weapons against its own civilians.
Knowing that Syria did that earlier in the week, I would think that the U.S. responded accordingly. So why in the world are people against it? Well, we know why the left is against it. But why are some of Trump supporters against it?
I know what you’re going to say. Trump had tweeted multiple times that it would be a bad idea to attack Syria. That it would make more sense to just focus on trying to fix “broken U.S.”. And NPR made sure that we all got to read all of those tweets. Here’s the thing, though: those tweets were sent in late 2013. It’s been over 3 years since then and the conflict in Syria seems no closer to a climax than it did back then.
I remember seeing a FB post on one of the pro-Trump pages I follow of a man saying “Shame on you Trump…” That he’s “done what every other USA president would’ve done.” I ask, is that a bad thing? In the general scheme of things, we don’t want Trump to be like other presidents. We don’t want him to break campaign promises and be soft on the opposition. But in other instances, we want him to be the very thing we elected him to be: a U.S. president. A commander-in-chief.
I understand that the priority is to Make America Great Again. But we must also understand that the rest of the world doesn’t just stop what it’s doing so that we can have time to recover. ISIS will continue to attack innocent people. Syria will continue to be at war with itself. They’re not gonna give us time to recover and catch our breath. They’ll continue to do these things, and we must act accordingly when attacks on innocent lives occur.
I’m sure you know that eventually, Trump will send troops back to the Middle East to take out ISIS posts and strongholds. We’ll be going back to war with them. This strike will undoubtedly not be the last. Particularly if Syria continues to use chemical weapons against its own citizens in an attempt to flush out rebels.
Trump tweeted in 2013 that: “… the ‘rebels’ are just as bad as the current regime.” He was right. The rebels are indeed just as bad as the current regime. No matter who wins the war, Syria as a whole will come out the loser. There’s no good side in this war. It’s evil vs. evil. But as they are evil, they will do evil things. The Syrian government using chemical weapons against its own citizens in the hopes of getting at least some rebels or even some rebel sympathizers counts as doing an evil deed. We recognize such evil and act against such evil by retaliating against the aggressors.
The left has always whined about the U.S. being the “world police”, saying that we shouldn’t be. Well, when the rest of the world is run by evil, there’s not much we can do. As man is evil by nature, so will be the governments he runs. And since the only non-evil and strong government in the world is the U.S., it’s up to us to put evil in its place. In general, we won’t get involved in other country’s affairs. I don’t think we’ll be siding with the Syrian government or the rebels at any point. But when one side or the other involves the civilians and causes casualties, particularly from such an inhumane measure as chemical weapons, then we’ll do something about it, such as bombing a Syrian military airfield.
Let’s look at Romans 13:4 “For he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer.” Let’s look particularly at the last two sentences. “If you do wrong, be afraid… an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer.” Would you not say that it befits the president and his actions? The Syrian government did something wrong. And God’s wrath was carried out on them. They had that coming and had quite literally a hell of a lot more coming. So it makes no sense to be angry at what the president did, since it’s what any other president would’ve done and should’ve done.
“For he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer.”
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