A few days ago the President of the United States of America Barack Obama, while speaking in the historic White House's Rose Garden, informed his country and the global community that he, as commander-In-chief, will be taking the necessary action to stop the murder, slaughter and killing that is taking place across the country of Syria.
Further, the President of Syria Bashar al-Assad has recently sprayed the chemical gas sarin in certain areas of Syria, which is despicable, scandalous and utterly reprehensible, to put it bluntly, and thousands of persons in that country died from that disgraceful chemical attack of monumental proportions.
According to President Obama, he has been informed that the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Special Operations Forces are ready for any military action that will be taken against the Assad government, and that he will be seeking the approval of Congress for a military action and/or invasion of Syria. And, thereafter, the required military action and assault will be effected against Syria.
President Obama is absolutely correct to seek the official approval from the United States' Congress (House of Congress & the Senate) before taking military action against Syria. However, I do believe that President Obama has to take the required military action against Assad and his inherently corrupt regime because thousands of innocent Syrians have already died from being murdered by the corrupt security forces who are aligned to President Assad.
I do believe that both Houses of Congress will approve a military invasion against Syria by the United States and he will need the fervent, firm and earnest support of the Arab League and other important countries in strategic locations in that section of the world if the United States is to carry out a successful invasion plan against Syria and ultimately remove Assad from power in an expeditious and prudent manner. Importantly, he will need the support of Israel and its president, and other countries such as Turkey and France.
The massacre in Syria has gone on for much too long, and I expect to hear an official statement here in Jamaica from the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade A J Nicholson relating to our country's official governmental position on the matter which is a very serious international and security issue.
The United States of America is the world's most powerful and leading democracy, and that country has a distinct responsibility to help other countries which warrant assistance and help from corrupt leaders. It is now important for President Obama and his national security team to devise a specific, informed military strategy for the possible invasion against Syria.
Prime Minister Simpson Miller should publicly support the recent statement and possible invasion of Syria.