Intervene In Syria? Just Say No.

The Dish

[Re-posted from earlier today]

The above video shows an Israeli airstrike in Damascus on Saturday night, reportedly targeting regime munitions bound for Hezbollah. It comes on the heels of another attack late last week, on missiles stored at Damascus airport. Assad’s regime now declares it will retaliate, and the IDF says this won’t be the end of the strikes:

Officials [in Israel] are concerned that as the Syrian state devolves into chaos, sophisticated weapons not previously available to Hizballah will make their way across the border to Lebanon, altering the military equation between Israel and the well-armed Shi‘ite militia sponsored by Iran and aided by the Syrian government.

We are told this was not an act of war. Why? Er, because Israel did it and therefore it is not an act of war. It may have killed close to 100 Syrian army soldiers, among many others; it may have been the biggest…

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Bob Costas’ Commentary Out Of Bounds

images As I sat watching the half-time show during the game on Sunday night I couldn’t believe what I was listening to much less watching as Bob Costas gave the American viewing public a lecture on gun control and without being original in his own words but using the words of a newspaper writer.

This the same Costas who has far passed his hay day of being a shining sportscaster, one only has to remember his lackluster performance during this year’s Summer Olympics, had decided to turn tragedy into a Liberal view civics lesson on American Society and guns.

Mike Huckabee, who this writer is not a big fan of, did put it right when he said on his radio program Monday, “Costas should go work for MSNBC” when it comes to giving a lecture on gun control.

There is a time and place for such commentary such as on Costas’ show or as a mouthpiece on the new NBC Sports Network, but during half-time of a football game is neither the time nor place to do so.

Many years ago what Edward R. Murrow said is as timely today as it was then, “Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesn’t mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar”.

Sunday night Bob Costas shouldn’t have bellied up to the bar.