Politics Holding Up Syria Strike

The pen is mightier than the missile, especially when politics stand in the way of military action. That’s apparently what happened to the Syria strike, as the UK has had to delay their involvement due to opposition in their government. You should care, because it might cost you money.

The Guardian newspaper reported that Prime Minister David Cameron has promised the UK would wait on United Nations inspectors to finish investigating the chemical weapon attack in Syria before launching a strike. This came as opponents in British Parliament have called for caution and international involvement before acting. The US and Europe are prepping to punish the Syrian regime for killing hundreds of their own people with poison gas.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the inspectors should finish on Saturday. The UN News Centre said they would report to him as soon as possible after they leave.

But with the UK now waiting at least until then, that means the earliest the West could move is likely Saturday night or Sunday.

The delay is doing two things: generic klonopin 2mg First, it’s giving the Syrian regime plenty of time to prepare for an attack. Vital weapons can be moved and hidden.

Hence, Syrian lives could be put in danger if the regime is able to protect itself more. After all, whatever escapes the West’s strike can be used by the Syrian regime on Syrian rebels and civilians later.

Second, it’s keeping tensions high in the Middle East, and that could keep the oil industry nervous. While the actual attack on Syria should be short-lived, the threat of real war still looms.

Remember when you were a kid and you heard the dreaded “wait until your father comes home”? The punishment wasn’t always as bad as the anxiety waiting for it, and that’s what the oil industry is likely feeling now. Fear.

And that would lead to higher prices for a longer time. Until this event is over with, the oil companies have reason to worry. And that impacts you.

(By Joshua Spurlock, www.themideastupdate.com, August 29, 2013)

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