No I just don't instantly believe everything America says.I don't believe its as simple as good guys vs bad guys.The russians and syrians are not the bad guys.Or at least not the obvious bad guys.All choices in syria are bad.Qatar and saudi arabia are known to have been funding isis.They are both allies of the USA.Yes I am skeptical of what the US says. When the USA bombs a hospital,its just an accident.Or when the UK sides with saudi arabia when they bomb a funeral and say they can investigate themselves.Yet when russia bombs an aid convoy its instantly a war crime.Or putin is the next hitler and wants to start world war 3. Western media is incredibly biased and doesn't show the whole story.(Original post by AlexanderHam)
You highly doubt it because you don't understand Syria and you don't understand Middle Eastern politics and the American foreign policy process. Just being cynical and assuming everything is a conspiracy is not a substitute for actual knowledge and intelligence, though many people these days seem to think it does.
What would the United States gain from bombing a few dozen Syrian troops? Do you really imagine they think in such small terms? Such a move makes absolutely no difference to the overall picture, it just complicates the United States relationship and earns them some bad press. If the president makes a determination to attack Syria, it would be far more devastating than a stray JDAM killing a few Syrian soldiers.
Should I still go?