Syria. That’s the main topic when I turned on CNN this morning, and for good reason. There is the strong chance that once again, the United States will go to war. And it scares me. Is this a war that we need to get involved with?, I asked myself. Do we need to strike, and are we cowards if we don’t? It’s a very heated debate and not one to be taken lightly.
War has always frighten me. Nuclear wars aren’t a joke. Innocent men, women, and children will be hurt. There’s no way to prevent it and it can’t be ignored. So as I get out of bed, and prepare my morning cup of tea, I can’t help but wonder…..
How many families are preparing to run for their lives? How many lives will be ruined?
I don’t personally have any family members in the military, but that doesn’t matter. I feel for all the ones that have chosen the military as their careers, and grateful that they are willing to fight for our country, for my life and yours, and will die for the freedom of others. They are amazing individuals and deserve our respect. But I also can’t hold back tears when I hear of the ones that have died, fighting for my freedom. I don’t need to know them to pray for their safety. And I do.
So I don’t take it lightly, when there is a decision on the table as to whether or not we need to go to war or not. I know that if we do, some will get hurt. Some will even die. Someone’s 22 year old child may not come home again, or someone’s wife or husband will never see their families again. Both sides of the war will lose.
Chemical weapons. Reality.
Broken hearts. Reality.
Lost of lives. Reality.
Secretary J. Kerry is pushing for us to attack. It’s a matter of security he says. He claims we need to take military action no matter what congress does or does not approve. There are also people that say Syria is not a war that we need to get involved with.
Clearly, it’s not an easy decision to make, and I’m sure that our President Obama has and will continue to look at all his options, and will do whatever he feels is best for our country. Each side is making strong fights for their thoughts to go to war or not go to war. Democrats and Republicans are campaigning for what they feel is right.
“We are prepared to strike”, said President Obama. But do we need to?
We’ve been here before. And it scares me every time.
I just pray that someday, we won’t need to have wars at all.