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Now by rabbi Brad -- -- the foxnews.com contributor and author of you don't have to be wrong to be need to be right finding faith without fan after an attack.
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True that -- -- head out absolutely.
Right so first of all the commitment that the developments and just the past three days have been.
Horrible I mean we heard about earlier this week about how family is including children were shot execution style in these small villages.
Hundreds of civilians have died.
The United States where where do we fall in all of this -- and where should we be in all of the.
Which -- be doing a great question we look to look at those images images of children -- for burial.
Even worse images of kids on rafts were clearly shot at close range you would have to have a heart of stone not to be outraged.
So I appreciate that.
And I understand the sense that we have to do something.
The problem is that moral outrage is -- it should be an easy emotion.
And we -- be very very careful because to jump into this conflict is people like Senator McCain suggested is it.
It's failed to do so was it -- trail of what it means to be American.
It's a very heavy charge and one that I don't think it's so fair the truth is we don't know we would be jumping into and so while I absolutely appreciate.
What it means to say we have to do something.
Until there is a clear sense of what we can actually accomplish.
And how we can make them -- real difference that it's better not just immediately but in the long run.
And what it will actually cost not just in treasure and an American blood to do so.
No one should be calling for a massive intervention read any kind of intervention in other -- we're gonna have to figure out what our hearts begged us to do.
May not actually be the wise move at this moment.
Unfortunately -- we have stepped into civil situations in the past so once you do once.
A -- are excited hopefully we can learn from past mistakes and unfortunately the United States is seen upon many of these deprived countries as sort of the the Angel I mean that that that's gonna come in and rescue those who are being wrongfully treated there are so many countries.
Better that are that are abusing and and torturing its citizens' right and that's at what I enjoy writing which autumn and I think -- -- be -- about.
So many children being attacked and murdered.
I mean it.
It's hard not to want to do so I'll I invented the desire to do is what makes this great nation so -- -- should be if the united states of you don't think it's the United States place to go in kind.
And and and try to put a stop to all of us than who it I don't know that anyone can right now could -- get involved.
I don't know what they can possibly accomplish I've run really dubious I think there's still talking timing and the idea -- talking the appalling for a cease -- to CNN Irina doesn't.
Assad government to stop shooting is like asking a tree to stop being green right it's not going to happen.
But I think that the nature of this fight why Iran is starting to -- -- -- is this is not just about freedom and Syria.
This is a deep seated conflict of religious nature between an -- white minority.
-- whites are connected to she that's who governs in Iran.
And a Sunni majority go for which they've run -- shot for sixty years and Syria which is why other parties and the rest of the Arab world are angry this is an internal conflict -- you're right.
Our -- -- Americans to go win.
Is what makes this one of most moral nations in the world -- and they are real responsibilities that come with being that powerful as we are and that moral as we are.
But that's also you step back and ask with all the power and with our ethical awareness with our moral consciousness does that mean that we always -- because it's true.
A lot of kids were killed this weekend it will.
But the truth is start sending in troops and a lot of American kids we'll start dying to.
And while that may not -- as tragic as are not babies being executed.
Every young person.
Was overseas and gets killed there's someone's child also.
Here's an interesting comment on our live -- comes from Chris givens won and it's sort of echoes what I was just talking about regarding the United States' involvement in past civil conflicts -- -- The people in Syria he writes are waiting for us to step in like we did in Libya.
There's the issue we stepped in Libya -- he goes on this imagine their surprise to find a wishy washy administration in the White House.
Well that's a separate issue I'm not sure we should have stepped in and -- and we totally fit.
So you know what if yes we know his kids you know two wrongs don't make a right I don't wanna keep replicating the -- of -- -- admitting that that was a wrong no I think that's there's is there anybody consistency not -- it wrong and why would we go into Syria if you're gonna be consistent.
I know they have every right to be consistently wrong.
But I was a critic is stepping in to Libya and I would be very cautious about this to invoke the Syrian people's this -- these kinds of violence and calling on Syria right now is is worse than what was going on -- before now -- -- I don't think it's -- you say it's about equal.
-- -- -- it was where I.
I would assume it's about a washed I assume that whenever people are killing each other it's a terrible thing.
I think that right now we are easily manipulated because we are good people buy these graphic images.
And we have to do -- step back as I said from the cheap and easy moral outrage to a more sophisticated approach that really says.
What can we accomplish.
And what will it really -- -- I appreciate that writer writing -- and if it's about being consistently wrong I guess the administration -- going in but that same writer when he talks with the Syrian people we have no idea that's exactly correct.
What would he say when he -- to knock on the door of the nineteen year old in New Jersey or New Mexico.
And tell their mom and dad your son or daughter.
Was blown apart -- so many pieces there's almost nothing left to bury because if you can't answer that mom and dad you have no business advocating for military.
-- -- -- -- seriously Syria is none of our business I mean if there are not posing a threat.
To our national security.
Should the United States in the future going forward.
I stay out of I would be very careful that -- -- touch extreme some sympathetic to what you said I do think that -- is fascinating to hear my none of our businesses that we should not be getting involved should we feel for these people yes morally.
Do we want to help of course it.
But should we get involved militarily.
-- you just mentioned Arizona Senator John McCain referring to the lack of US military involvement calling this a quote shameful moment in US history.
An abdication of everything America stands for and believe them.
-- -- and I'm sure that's well intentioned and I actually have tremendous respect for Senator McCain and he has fought overseas and he was imprisoned overseas so he appreciates these issues.
This is not about sincerity it's not about his integrity is not about his values but to look at a country with more than 6000 dead overseas and say this is shameful.
It strikes me as a little bit unfair and inappropriate I get it.
Our heart strings are appropriately -- when this goes on but the fact that our heart strings are tied.
Doesn't mean we should be putting people in harm's way all right thank you very much rabbi Brad -- fields we --
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