Recently, various media outlets, along with AMN have been reporting on the various crises that are gripping the globe. Several of these outlets have stated that our government, more specifically our president, should be doing more in the world. However, many leave unanswered the question; “What should we be doing instead?”
We need to come out with strong support of Israel. There must be no more stating that they have the right to defend themselves, then chastising them when they do it. No, we need to state flat out that we support Israel, no if’s and’s or but’s. We need to stand by, ready to provide whatever materials they need to defend themselves from the Hamas terrorists. We have one of the largest intelligence organizations in the world. Maybe, the NSA could turn their microphones away from the American people to the terrorists in the Middle East, which they should be doing already. We’ve got drones aplenty, armed with laser guided missiles. Let’s use them. We need to stop trying to “negotiate” with the terrorists on Israel’s behalf, and let nature take its course. Hamas has shown time and time again that they would prefer to fire rockets rather than have peace. If they want a war, they’ve got it. No country, no organization on Earth, can stand up against the awesome power of the United States military. Let’s face it, America supports Israel. We give them whatever weapon they ask for, and give the other side nothing. Let’s stop playing pretend diplomacy and remind Hamas that we stand with Israel.
Sanctions, while they are a nice gesture, really don’t do much. If they did, North Korea would be a desolate wasteland, instead of a country still firing rockets and building nukes. What we need to do is to sever all economic/military/political ties with Russia until they stop supporting terrorists. And if that doesn’t work, it’s time to play hardball. If Russia wants to support the “bad guys”, then let’s support the “good guys.” For months, Ukraine has been asking for military equipment to finish off the rebels. Give it to ’em. For once, a country wants ties with the West. Let’s not ignore them because we’re too scared to confront Russia. Let’s show the Red Army — and our uneasy Polish allies — that America won’t back down, not now, not ever. Ukraine cannot survive this war without us. They’re using antiquated Soviet Era junk against the military might of the Russian Federation. Are we really going to sit back and let this happen? We’ve played the Cold War game before. We won it then, we can win it now.
Unfortunately, the only option here is the least popular option; go back in. Not with 30,000 troops, but with a sizable force. ISIS is an army currently conquering Iraq and Syria. Right now, they don’t pose much of a threat because they are trying to consolidate their power. But God help us when they have the combined wealth of Iraq and Syria. They have the resources, and the know-how to strike us hard. The only way to stop them is to fight them. There is no other way. Diplomacy doesn’t work when the other side is beheading Christians in the street. We either fight them over there, or on our own soil. The choice is ours.
How do we do this?
It’s simple. Vote. On election day this year, get out and elect leaders who won’t let America fall from the world stage. Every vote matters. Instead of sitting around complaining that our “leaders” aren’t doing enough, do something about it. We also need to support our veterans and their families. They go overseas to fight the battles we can’t, and to defend our way of life. The wars may not be popular anymore, but we should never ever stop supporting the troops fighting them.
Get America Off of the Sidelines
Intervention may not be the most popular card in the deck right now, but unfortunately it’s the only one we can play. The world is descending into chaos. Diplomacy has run its course. We cannot sit back in our houses and think that these conflicts will never affect us. The world doesn’t work like that. It hasn’t for a very long time, and it’s about time Americans realized that. We don’t need another reminder in the form of thousands of dead Americans to remind us what happens when we turn a blind eye to the world’s problems.
Alexander Hamilton once said, “A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one.” We are not that nation. We are America, a democracy, a world leader, a beacon of hope. It’s time to act like it.