Economist, columnist, radio host and international speaker Jerry Robinson uses his "Follow the Money Weekly" program this week to address the issue of a coming war with Syria, and questions whether America really has the moral superiority to condemn the deaths of noncombatants, as has been alleged in Syria's civil war.
War, which always impacts the world's economy in a major way, appears to be looming in Syria, with U.S. President Barack Obama telling Congress that he wants approval for his plan to conduct military operations there.
Robinson explains that Secretary of State John Kerry has said that Syria President Bashar al-Assad's use of chemical weapons "defies 'any code of morality' and called the killing of innocent civilians a 'moral obscenity.'"
"Where are the voices demanding justice for the deaths of innocent women and children through U.S. drone strikes?" he wonders. "Just last month, a leaked report showed that U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan had killed 147 innocent civilians, including 94 children from 2006-2009.
"I don't remember seeing those images on my TV screen, do you?" he said.
He noted that a study discovered 98 percent of all casualties from drone strikes are civilians.
"For every one 'terrorist' the U.S. kills with a drone strike, 50 innocent civilians are also killed," he reported.
"If the U.S. wants the world to stop killing innocent people, then they should lead the way."
Robinson also discusses the real reason behind the war in Syria.
He points out that Obama has painted himself into a corner with Syria and the Pentagon cannot afford another war right now.
Also on the program is Tom Cloud, who has the precious metals market update.
Podcast is 53:53.
Jerry Robinson is an economist, published author, columnist, radio talk show host, and international conference speaker. Robinson has been quoted as an economic authority by USA Today, FoxNews and many other news agencies. His columns have appeared regularly in numerous print and web publications, including WND. In addition, Robinson is also the editor-in-chief of the popular economic newsletter, "Follow the Money Quarterly."