There is scant doubt that since the advent of the present Cro-Magnon race in each era of our existence someone has proclaimed to the people their security is at risk from some strange outside group. In America, we had to extend to the west coast and since Mexicans were in our way, we just had to wipe them out and take their land. The Spanish government had ruled the island of Cuba for nearly four hundred years but the explosion of an American naval vessel by some unknown factor was a threat to our national security and we simply had to do something. Every nation makes such claims at one point or another. Today, the current “national security” issue confronting America is the evil nation of Syria.
President Bashar al-Assad is a violent, evil, horrible man whose crimes against his own people have earned him top quarters in Hell. Catherine Ashton of the European Union terms his actions, a “blatant violation of international law, a war crime and ac rime against humanity.” Absolutely accurate. But, those charges have nothing to do with national security. Assad is a criminal, but he poses no threat to the national security of the United States of America. Hate him for his evil, but not for national security issues.