Why has President Obama Threatened War on Syria?
Syria's president, Bashar al-Assad, has been murdering his own countrymen for years. A couple of years ago, some Syrians citizens objected and started the civil war in Syria. This has claimed a lot of innocent lives, yet al-Assad is clinging to power and has no intention of resigning. He's definitely a nasty piece of work.

His regime has now murdered a few thousand more citizens with poison gas, including women and small children. Yet poison gas accounts for a small percentage of all those he's slaughtered. Far more controllable bombs and bullets account for vastly more deaths at his hands.

Only Congress can Declare War on Syria
The US Constitution is clear about the separation of powers, the president does not have the power to declare war as well as wage war. Congress has the power to determine IF the country will wage offensive war and against WHOM.  Once Congress has made that decision, the President is in charge of waging that war.

As constitutional lawyer Senator Barack Obama himself said in 2007: “The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.” Vice-president Joe Biden said the same.

What's the Reason behind President Obama's Desire for War?
So why does President Obama want to go to war with Syria? What are his reasons? That's a very good question.

The media all have limited time and resources. TV, newspapers, internet publications, magazines, along with their authors can only write so much, issues compete with other issues and some vanish from the news. Like everybody else, you have limited time to read and watch the news.

Unite against a Common Enemy and Ignore our Differences
Politicians know you have limited time! Many throughout history, including Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State (2005-2009) for both Presidents Bush and Obama, have used the well-worn phrase: "We need a common enemy to unite us." When you unite against a common enemy, then that enemy becomes your focus, and you have less time for your differences.

Astute politicians find this a reliable way to bury really inconvenient matters that could damage them. So which issues trouble the current administration? Which matters are potentially so damaging that President Obama would like to downgrade and disappear forever?

Which Issues would President Obama like to Ignore and be Forgotten?
Which of these issues are important to you but are likely to be overshadowed by the current furore over Syria's use of chemical weapons on its own citizens? They're in no particular order, take your pick...

1. NSA Spying Scandals
More and more revelations on the government's many programs spying on its own citizens in America continue to pour forth. The administrations now knows your confidential financial and medical health records, as well as records all your phone conversations, emails and Internet activities.

Computer companies both enormous and tiny have not only been coerced into cooperating, they have also been legally gagged from even talking about their cooperation with the government in vacuuming up your confidential records.

The administration - Director of National Intelligence James Clapper - lied to Congress when asked about the government's illegal activities. Huge majorities want him prosecuted rather than Obama implementing his current plan to promote him to head an “independent” NSA reform panel...

2. Benghazi Diplomat Deaths
The scandal about the administration's order not to protect the lives of American diplomats in Benghazi ensured at least two Americans died unnecessarily. Yet President Obama tried to cover up the gruesome details by pretending the US diplomats deaths were simple and natural Moslem reactions to an obscure Youtube video.

3. IRS Investigation Scandal
The unconstitutional investigation and targeting of tea-party and constitutional-patriot groups by the IRS, even of those who engage in no political activity. But Obama's own Organizing for Action group? That's okay with the IRS, no problem!

4. Journalists Targeted and Persecuted
Journalists doing their job by reporting on illegal government activities are being persecuted. Yet unless journalists, such as Barrett Brown, Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, and Daniel Ellsberg blow the whistle on illegal government activities, how can the public know they need have the conversation that President Obama pretends he's happy to have?

5. Gun Control
The unrelenting push to disarm American citizens on the absurd premise that even more gun control on the law-abiding will stop criminals from murdering people with illegal firearms. Guns are mostly used by peaceful citizens to protect themselves from criminals.

6. Guantánamo Bay is Still Open
Despite his commitment to close Guantánamo Bay before becoming President, Obama has failed to do so.

The Gitmo detainees who have been tortured by the US have now been gagged by the military judge from talking about being tortured to anybody - including their legal representatives.

Gitmo detainees who have neither been tried nor convicted by the U.S. nor found to pose any danger are shackled, tied down and force-fed. The U.N. Commission on Human Rights has determined that force-feeding "must be assessed as amounting to torture."

Detainee Shaker Aamer is a British resident who was cleared for release by the U.S. in 2007 and due to be returned to Britain. Yet he still remains in illegal Gitmo custody.

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Food for Thought
President John F. Kennedy knew the value of thinking for himself and looking for the real yet hidden reason - rather than buying the superficial reason put forward by anyone seeking to persuade. So don't conform, explore the other possible reasons for President Obama's desire to invade Syria. Look out for many more in part 2.

“Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.”

- John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963, assassinated 35th President of the United States. The US House Select Committee on Assassinations concluded that Kennedy was probably assassinated as the result of a conspiracy.

Author's Bio: 

Cris Baker has much practice in overcoming adversity, he's been screwing things up for years! Why suffer the consequences of your own mistakes? Now you can benefit from real knowledge, crucial know-how gained from extensive painful experience.

How can America remain safe in the world? By stopping armed incursions abroad and ceasing to kill innocent foreign civilians. The idea that America should be the world's policeman and so needs to intervene on the side of Al Qaeda in Syria is seriously moralistic. Such arrogance has dangerous repercussions for the safety of Americans all over the world.