Do The Freakin Math

Liberals and conservatives alike frequently rely on limited evidence, personal experience, religious beliefs or gut emotions to determine solutions for complex problems. From immigration to global warming - taxes to terrorism - or health care to free trade - analytical study is rare. Science based policy making isn’t the way of Washington. And the consequences are catastrophic. Change is urgently needed. Just do the freakin’ math.

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Syria has no solution without world federation

There is no peaceful or lasting solution in the murderous Syrian uncivil war without the world giving the solemn protection of human rights supremacy over national sovereignty.  And, even that will be a source of violence…but it at least it would lead to a lasting solution.   Every other action will only fuel the likelihood of a larger war between Sunni and Shiite sects which will not be contained by Syria’s artificial national borders or it’s prized national sovereignty.  
Arms, money and recruits are already sifting through both with no meaningful or effective mechanisms for control.   These are forcefully dividing Lebanese factions, emboldening Turkey’s Kurds, educating Iran’s extremists leaders and creating problems for US/Russia relations.   The US is damned if it gets involved…and damned as much if we don’t.    Even Senator John McCain, a conservative interventionist believes “every military option in Syria sucks.”
The impending collapse of Syria into a failed state would likely yield chemical weapons to Al Qaida linked forces given the virtual impossible task of eliminating all chemical weapons on a short deadline with limited UN resources while working in conflict zone.   
There is nothing to stop the mass murder or to try and find and destroy all chemical weapons without massive intervention on the ground.  And sticking one’s hands or head into the Syrian bear trap is considered madness by any rational thinking soul.
So what other option is available?  One that seems even more remote than Syrian peace but far more realistic in yielding a rational and sustainable solution for Syria (and other potential failed states or seemingly impossible to solve crisis coming) has been with us for over 60 years.  The answer?  A new global constitution or UN Charter revision that puts the enforcement of human rights supreme to the protections of national sovereignty that allows governments to do anything they want, whenever they want, to whomever they want.   We the people of the world are ready for it…but those in power in governments will resist vehemently and even violently…unless they are educated about the consequences of failing to move toward this sane and sustainable solution. 
Time is not on our side. 


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