In a National Review article, Stay Out of Syria, Andrew C. McCarthy gives sound reasoning on why Americans should not assist either side in the Syrian conflict. Listed below are key McCarthy themes.
The Syrian conflict has fomented just this trouble in jihadi paradise, and we haven’t had to pay a dime. Hamas is now the problem of its Sunni-supremacist patrons.
Egypt’s ongoing troubles illustrate what America might expect from helping choose a winner in Syria.
That an Islamist would win, despite the purportedly “substantial” fear of Islamists, was to be expected, in light of the parliamentary elections…. In fact, the non-Islamists were out-voted not only by the Brotherhood but by so-called “Salafist” Islamists who are even more extreme.
While Shiite Iran threatens America long-term, Sunni factions like the Muslim Brotherhood are already active within the U.S.
Ominously, though, the Muslim Brotherhood is not just within a hair’s breadth—it is inside the wire. Unlike Iran, our Sunni supremacist enemies have spent the last 60 years building a significant infrastructure inside our country.
Americans should be wary of stealth-jihad in light of the technique’s prevalence in Europe. NYPD Chief Ray Kelly has done well keeping New York City safe from those elements in the United States.
The prospect of mullahs with nukes alarms me…. But I am less alarmed by prospects and potentials than I am by what is already happening in Europe, where the Brotherhood’s stealth jihad is achieving the gradual conquest that Qaradawi predicted it would.
The best interests of Americans are served by not getting involved in the Syrian conflict.