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Propaganda Alert: Peace with Syria Will Crash the U.S. Economy
Posted By admin On September 6, 2013 @ 5:00 am In Money Watch | Comments Disabled
Washington’s Blog 
September 6, 2013
President Obama’s vacillation on Syria—first delaying military action and then booting the decision to Congress—poses grave threats to U.S. prosperity.
Imminent military action, especially in the Middle East, instigates fears of shortages and panic in oil markets. Two years ago, oil prices jumped to more than $110 in anticipation of the U.S. action in Libya but then subsided when the worst did not happen to oil supplies.
A prolonged debate in Congress could push gasoline above $4.00. That would dent Detroit’s resurgent auto sales, shelve investment decisions across manufacturing, and weigh on already flagging new home sales.
The president exacerbated near term fears by first vacillating after Syrian President Assad crossed his red line, and then asking Congress to vote the week of September 9.
The president faces formidable opposition among Congressional liberals and the Tea Party, who don’t grasp what is at stake for U.S. security and economic interests.
Since Roosevelt, the United States has carefully promoted a system of international law that prohibits aggression, protects human rights, and promotes freer markets for international trade and investment.
The liberals and Tea Party, who are very reluctant to support military force unless U.S. security is directly threatened, should consider the longer-term consequences of U.S. inaction on the economy and jobs.
If the liberals and Tea Party block U.S. military action, that vote will mark the end of the United States of America as a prosperous nation with the resolve to lead.
Outside of the fantasy world of the warmongers, things are a little different.
Moreover, far better-known and more impressive economists than Morici have shown that – contrary to long-standing myths – war is horrible for the economy .
Attacking Syria would be a much more serious war crime  than even a chemical weapons attack . (And history shows that the U.S. is guilty of more serious chemical weapons attacks  than anyone in Syria has committed).
Polls show that the American public – and the entire world - believes that the American government islying about its case for war … just as it did in Iraq.
As such, attacking Syria would further undermine the rule of law, further erode trust in the government … and therefore further damage our economy.
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URLs in this post:
 Washington’s Blog: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/09/propaganda-alert-peace-with-syria-will-crash-the-u-s-economy.html
 Kyocera copier salesman: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/reliable-source/post/maryland-economist-peter-morici-goes-from-pundit-to-pitchman-in-kyocera-ads/2011/06/13/AGUKaeTH_blog.html
 argues: http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/the-exchange/hesitation-syrian-strike-threatens-economic-recovery-222344628.html
 war in the Middle East: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/25/us-imf-oil-iran-idUSTRE80O1LH20120125
 destabilizing the economy: http://www.moneynews.com/StreetTalk/Roubini-Iran-Global-Recession/2012/01/30/id/426006
 horrible for the economy: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/02/debunking-the-myth-that-war-is-good-for-the-economy-once-and-for-all.html
 main driver of economic growth: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/07/the-main-determinant-of-gdp-growth-strength-of-the-rule-of-law.html
 main factors hurting our economy: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/05/trust.html
 much more serious war crime: http://antiwar.com/blog/2013/09/04/obamas-is-planning-to-commit-a-war-crime-in-syria/
 chemical weapons attack: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2013/09/03/commentary/is-america-now-becoming-an-international-outlaw/
 more serious chemical weapons attacks: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/09/breathtaking-u-s-hypocrisy-on-chemical-weapons.html
 Jimmy Carter calls for Syria peace summit: http://www.prisonplanet.com/jimmy-carter-calls-for-syria-peace-summit.html
 China Officially Backs Russia On Syria, Warns “Military Action Would Have Negative Impact On Global Economy”: http://www.prisonplanet.com/china-officially-backs-russia-on-syria-warns-military-action-would-have-negative-impact-on-global-economy.html
 Syria opposition refuses to attend peace talks if Assad participates: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syria-opposition-refuses-to-attend-peace-talks-if-assad-participates.html
 Won’t Get Fooled Again? WMD Propaganda Greases Skids For Attack on Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/wont-get-fooled-again-wmd-propaganda-greases-skids-for-attack-on-syria.html
 IDF on war alert. Iran-Syrian-Hizballah war of attrition threatened. US set to act on Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/idf-on-war-alert-iran-syrian-hizballah-war-of-attrition-threatened-us-set-to-act-on-syria.html
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