The Crisis in Syria: What Will Happen?
A Syrian madman threatens the Middle East with chemical warfare and terrorism. He dreams of bloodshed and conquest. Bashar al-Assad wishes to eliminate democracy and religious freedom. But how will he achieve this feat?
President Obama has not relayed to the American people or the International Community as to what tactics that Syria will use against her enemies. Now, there is evidence that the chemical nerve agent sarin was used in a deadly attack in Damascus. Obama is seeking the support of western counties but has not adequately explained the full horrific situation that is facing us and, sadly, echoing the pre-war cautions of Sir Winston Churchill.
Sun Tzu wrote, many years ago, that every war is won before it’s fought. This is still true today.
Brute force does not decide the outcome of a battle: War is waged and decided with the mind. Math and science are the true instruments of combat, as they are also key elements in many other human affairs.
John Rambo was correct in stating that the mind is the best weapon.
For thousands of years, a conflict was won by strength and formation. Then, refined gun powder and firearms changed the concept of war forever. In the 20th century, the atomic bomb changed the definition once again.
Now, we are faced with another major game changer in the art of war: The computer.
Moore’s law states that computing power will double about every 2 years or so. Whether or not you believe that this is correct regarding the sheer number of transistors that can fit on a microprocessor, new forms of computing are arising all the time-Consider Quantum Computing.
In the near future, computers will calculate every possible outcome of any political conflict, whether resulting in war or not, down to an (from a raw human perspective) astonishingly accurate rate.
What exactly does this mean for the present time?
This means that, undeniably, Syria, Russia, Iran, China and their other allies will not have moral qualms or rational hesitations about using advanced chemical and nuclear attacks against America, Israel, and our other partners.
Syria will use advanced computing technology to calculate the risk of launching a nuclear attack and the potential side affects to the Earth’s environment and the global community. President Obama needs to understand this reality and explain the potentially dangerous outcome to the people of the United States and the United Nations.
China has the capability of predicting advanced outcomes of conflicts: Tianhe-2 is rated as the World’s fastest supercomputer.
Essentially, Syria and her allies will not act like aggressive countries in the past, such as Germany or Japan behaved during World War 2. at some point in the near future, they will launch massive cyber attacks. Syria and her allies will attempt to render our supercomputers useless and disable our nuclear capabilities.
The Obama Administration should realize that Iran is a very scientifically savvy country. For example, they have cloning technology. The Human Genome Project is now completed and, as a result, they have the potential of developing genetically engineered soldiers. They can also use knowledge of human genes to invent new chemical weapons.
Can we reason with Bashar al-Assad? No, we cannot: It is impossible to reason with a group of people who hold a different set of values and evil intentions toward our families and children.
America should be prepared, if there is no other alternative, to act alone, without French or any type of UN Support, to safeguard our interests in the Middle East and to preserve every foreign relation that we have worked hard to obtain since the end of World War 2.
We are living in a rapidly changing world. We cannot afford to sit back and seek approval from other countries. If we hold true to our beliefs and values, we will win followers through strength and confidence.by