As I read that quote, by John Jay, I realize that Obama is a great pretender (as if I hadn't realized that before). His motive is not to protect America, or even to defend people that have been wrongly attacked (wrongly in his opinion). Barack Obama has shown time and time again that his motives are always for himself, not America, and not for any oppressed people.
What is the answer to the question? Any question? In the case of Obama, the answer is not logical, or sensible, or even consistent with his past decisions or attitudes. The answer is always whatever Barack Obama feels benefits him the most at the moment.
Remember, this President received the Nobel Peace Prize because of his anti-war rhetoric against George W. Bush, of which the democrats had succeeded in demonizing to the point that even the world came to hate Dubya. Yet, here he is, proposing war, with evidence (and a situation) similar to that of Bush's Iraq. And in the case of Syria, it may be even more volatile, than Iraq. Big Ears did it in Libya, as well, though the interference was more subtle than what he plans in Syria.
Isn't that amazing? Have you ever seen a Nobel Peace Prize recipient that wanted to be a war mongerer. . . and in this case to satisfy his own narcissistic desires?
I can speculate on Obama's motive, from him wanting to align with the same people that flew planes into our twin towers, to his deconstructionist view of America which fuels his desire to make America look weak, but in the end, regardless of the motive, his moves are very dangerous, to the nation as a whole, and to the entire Middle East. He is sitting on a keg of black powder, and he is trying to insert into the barrel a lit fuse.
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