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Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Washington's solution? Gun-free zones in Syria

Bipartisan is Washingtonspeak for herded sheep. Consider this from The Hill:

Bipartisan push grows for no-fly zones in Syria

Oh great. Just like we did in Iraq from 1991 to 2003. How did that work out? I mean, other than Saddam Hussein was able to gas the Kurds.

Read my lips: This is stupid.

It is stupid because it is magical thinking that we have come up with a safer, less deadly alternative to war called No Fly Zones. We simply ground all aircraft, which means no war.


Except for the fact that the Islamic State has no air force to ground, and the only possible targets are therefore Russian, great plan.

From the Hill:
A growing number of Democrats are joining GOP voices in calling for a no-fly zone or a safe zone in Syria where civilians and opposition fighters can go without fear of attack — a step the Obama administration does not back.  
The calls come after the spectacle of millions of desperate Syrian refugees fleeing to Europe, and an increasing sense that the Pentagon's program to train moderate rebels is failing.  
They continued even after Russian aircraft entered Syrian airspace this week to go after groups fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad, including rebels backed by the U.S. 
Former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton on Thursday called for no-fly zones in Syria, breaking with the administration a day after Russian bombs began dropping.  
"I personally would be advocating now for a no-fly zone and humanitarian corridors to try to stop the carnage on the ground and from the air, to try to provide some way to stem the flow of refugees," she said an interview with an NBC affiliate.  
Clinton’s endorsement of a no-fly zone puts her in line with Republican hawks and advocates of a more robust response in Syria. 
Safe zones.


It is as if we are designating areas in Syria as gun-free zones. That will send a message to the Islamic State (aka Iran's pawns).

Goodness, when Republicans and Democrats agree, you know the result likely will be a big failure.