Bomb Kills Syrian Ministers In The Heart Of Assad Ruling Sanctum

Today Wednesday, July 18, 2012, Syria’s defense minister and President Bashar al-Assad’s brother-in-law were killed in a Damascus suicide bomb attack carried out by a bodyguard.  I can only see this as evidence of a most serious blow to Assad’s high command in the country’s 16 month old rebellion against a repressive oligarchy’s rule.

The bomber was a bodyguard assigned to Assad’s inner circle, and struck at a meeting attended by ministers and senior security officials as battles raged within sight of the Presidential Palace.

In recent events we have seen evidence of top military leaders and even Syria’s “Ambassador to Iraq” following their consciences and defecting from Syria noting the inevitable implosion of their country.

Upon hearing this news, my thoughts were of 68 years ago and the assignation attempt on Adolf Hitler by his own officers and how much this is reflective of history repeating itself.  Oddly enough it was on July 20, 1944, when an attempt was made to assassinate Adolf Hitler inside his “Wolfs Lair” field headquarters near Rastenburg.

It is Human Nature that people are only going to take so much oppression before the masses react, try to remove, and overthrow “Repressive Rulers.”

My thoughts immediately went to the realization that it was not much more than 100 years ago from today that the world was still almost entirely controlled by emperors, kings, queens, or other royalty.  Only three prominent diplomats at the time of Brittan’s King Edward’s funeral in May 6, 1910, were non-royalty.  One of them of course was our own U.S. President, Theodore Roosevelt, and who came home from that funeral convinced there was going to be war in Europe changing everything known as the status quo of the time.  What foresight that man had and I cannot help but think how disappointed he would be today of his own Republican Party and how it has morphed into such extreme ractionism bent on repressing, along with the proactive regression, policies that would remove the hard fought “RIGHTS” of the “Working Middle Class” here in the United States by his own Party.

So to conclude this line of thought, I cannot seriously comprehend those who, especially in this November’s National Election, want to support and enable those who would enact legislation that would only continue to damage their own self interests and the quality of life that the “Working Middle Classes” once enjoyed only a couple of decades ago.

Maybe we as a nation have to regress back to the policies of the early 1900’s in this country to relearn those lessons.  Just as we did then, we as citizens of this country will have had enough and the masses react once again like what we are currently seeing today in Syria.  Of course just as in Syria, and history will repeat itself, it will be at a cost of many “Working Middle Class” lives once again.

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9 thoughts on “Bomb Kills Syrian Ministers In The Heart Of Assad Ruling Sanctum

  1. Thanks for a new Post, Engineer. Sorry I can’t help, but wordpress wont let me be a poster for some reason…M_R has invited me a
    number of times, and each time it refuses to accept me….

    Syria, so whats new? It’s the Middle East! In my opinion, it is no
    longer important political or diplomatically to us. I have pretty
    much accepted Ron Paul’s ideas on foreign affairs. We need to get out of fighting other countries civil wars. I don’t remember any nations fighting in our civil war. We need to nation build our own country, if it is even possible any more, you know? Now, the Obama
    Administration has just made Afghanistan a very important ally.
    WTF are they thinking? Afghanistan, a most favored nation for
    our protection, NOT! Talk about a screwed up foreign policy.

    Anyway, get our troops from the 100+ bases we have around the
    world and reign in the various armed forces departments. If Iran wants to test Israel, be my guest. Israel will nuke them out of
    existence.

  2. “..the quality of life that the “Working Middle Classes” once enjoyed only a couple of decades ago.”

    Interesting that you write that today, Engineer, because I awoke
    at 3 this morning thinking along those same lines. Clinton with
    NAFTA, the Dems and GOP have allowed our manufacturing base
    to be decimated. Carter and Clinton made war on the middleclass
    no less than the GOP. They undid FDR’s New Deal! Therefore,
    Engineer, I don’t know know how we repair access to the middleclass. However, here is one drastic idea. We nationalize all the foreign automobile factories in the United States. We are
    left holding the bag, while the foreign companies take their tax
    abatements, the non-union wage defferential , the cost of replacement parts, and the sale profits all back to Korea, Japan,
    Germany, Sweden, and whereever. All foreign cars would have
    to be imported, as it was during the 50’s and 60’s , and a hefty
    tariff would be applied. If the rich want their Mercedes or Lexus or
    Infiniti they can have it, but at a tariff to benefit the American
    middleclass. It’s a dream to think that we are going to rebuild a middleclass around waiters, waitresses, retail clerks, receptionists, or low level managers. We are on the eduge of the globalization
    cliff, so why not take our automobile industry back? It’s our
    money from the sales and repairs of these made in the United
    States foreign automobiles that is going into the coffers of these
    foreign nations

  3. Hello Uptheflag,
    I have to agree with you that I too am “War Weary.” I would also add that in my posting I am not saying that the U.S. needs to get our own troops involved in Syria……”Let the Shit Hole work its own way out.”

    I agree with you on the statement that we need to nation build our own country and concentrate on this aspect. I am sorry that you are having issues posting on this site but I do wish you get this corrected soon as I do enjoy reading your postings.

  4. Dadgum, Engineer, look at what you did, LOL! One post, three
    different comments. My third one is centered around this quote:

    “Maybe we as a nation have to regress back to the policies of the early 1900’s in this country to relearn those lessons.” You are right on, Engineer. This is exactly what I have been writing about as well.
    If you haven’t caught those comments you might scroll back down and read them.

    The reforms you talk about came in three periods of the 20th
    century: 1901-1917(The Progressive Period), 1933-1952(The New
    and Fair Deals), and the final period is 1964-1975(LBJ, Nixon
    and Ford). From Carter to Obama it has been the reversal of these p
    programs and the end of a grow the middleclass activist government
    legislation. Sadly, income inequality begins with Carter, and aDemocratic Congress. Btw, Engineer check my writing on Richard
    Nixon from a different point of view, namely, that he was a liberal
    in domestic legislative governmental action. It should only be a
    week or two back……

  5. I’m wondering if this has occurred because of lower education standards, churches reacting to loss of power or some combination of both. Whatever the reason, I find even college educated people aren’t so smart when it comes to domestic or world politics. You can’t even argue with them because they don’t have true facts*.

    I was talking with the spouse for a correct term to describe the form of government we are heading into. All I can come up with is “feudal”, which the spouse pointed out many people would just associate with the “Knights of the Roundtable” era. And that sure looks cool with all the guys in fancy robes and the maidens getting waited on hand and foot. Movies never show how the peasants (the 99%) really lived back then.

    * Got into it with the retired teacher sister. She can’t seem understand why anybody else should be getting an 88% pension or full health coverage. I attempt to point out what things were like when she started teaching ($6,000 per year and an almost nonexistent health plan), and how her UNION, backed up by elected Democrat state officials, made things better. Or how she might be old, but there are a million young women just starting out as she did way back when. Then you got my unemployed brother who is covered by his wife’s health plan; even though he lost his job while Bush was President, it’s still all Obama’s fault. Throw in my mother, a life long housewife (Mrs. Romney understands economics), living on social security and Medicare and you got three people who are so far up Bob Latta’s ass I’m surprised he can walk.

    1. NWO- did you read the comment shouted out yesterday in Bowling Green at Romeny’s event? She called the President “a monster!” In an interview with the Toledo Blade, she ‘believed’ that GW Bush did everything right and she blames Obama for everything. Where did she get such idiocy?

      1. OMG! I wonder if it was my mother. I was just talking to the spouse a few hours ago about why Romney doesn’t campaign with Bush. I mean, isn’t Romeny basically pushing for a return to the Bush years?

  6. EoK writes, I cannot help but think how disappointed he would be today of his own Republican Party and how it has morphed into such extreme ractionism bent on repressing, along with the proactive regression, policies that would remove the hard fought “RIGHTS” of the “Working Middle Class” here in the United States by his own Party.

    ……and YOUR own GOP [or that of my parents decades ago].

    There ought to be some PhD dissertation with an analysis of the GOP’s move to the right and the reasons for that move as well as the historic consequences of such a move throughout the pages of history.

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