As I close my eyes and drift away to a land where there is love, health, peace, and blessings. I wanted to take the time to think and reflect.
The other day I wrote a post that was actually quite difficult to write, in the sense that there were many emotions tied to the subject matter. But I still wrote because I felt that it was important, and necessary to do so. To conclude my thoughts, I specified that the thoughts were not to take sides, but to bring political accountability and responsibility to the surface. If you think about it: a Government will enforce laws or political policy, to govern and regulate the human population of a nation. We can also wonder here, who governs the Government? Of course there are NGO's, advocacy groups, or political oppositions, that try to persuade Government actions, but sometimes they are unsuccessful. Oppositions from political parties, groups, individuals, and institutions reveal that while a Government might think it is acting in the best interests of its nation, for national security and international efforts, there are in fact cases and times where this is not necessarily the case.
We can utilize the example of the Yemen war, or the deaths and health concerns stemming from migration efforts at the American Southern border. Whilst again I want to reiterate that these, and my previous thoughts were not written to take sides, they are in fact a mimicry of where, scholars, researchers, public and democratic institutions, have vested their time and efforts. Who are questioning Americas military presences, both home and abroad. But I also think that there is a naturalistic element, because a nation who wants to move practically from an at war status, to that of at peace, especially post 9/11, will of course have to re-think strategies, military presence at home and abroad.
It takes seconds to destruct but years to re-build.
This is where we can connect these thoughts to the current desire to withdraw American troops from Syria. It might have been a better option to shift military operations to that of safe-guarding, and to that of re-building the region. But the presence has to also be wanted from the region as well. As probably the wealthiest nation on the planet, and a powerful nation, America allied with international partners must re-think military strategies, in line with how nations envisions itself for the future, at the national and global level.
It is east to cut, break, demolish, or withdraw. But true nobility is being there for others when they are in need. We could relate these ideas to former speaker of the house Paul Ryan who believes that American politics are broken. But are they? It is healthy to have some sort of disagreements, however; the disagreements need to be managed for solutions. We could also present the the opposition from Marco Rubio, a Republican who has opposed President Trump's Syria troop withdrawal decision. President Trump's decision is simply a reflection of the cut, paste strategy, that does not uphold the ideas of political accountability and accepting responsibility. Both at home with regards to the southern border, and abroad with a withdrawal from Yemen and Syria. Military operations that could have helped to re-build regions, and provide hope, for many who are dying from hunger. It must also be said, that these thoughts can be transferred to any nation who has been involved or supported the civil wars in Yemen and Syria, where there are silences, instead of accountability and responsibility.