I have listened to Mark Levin quite a bit in the past, but of lately he seems to have become a bit of a nuisance.
As typical, Levin openly mocks those who disagree with him on public policies. He just did it today in regards to the U.S. bombing a Syrian air base after nuclear weapons were used three days ago, resulting in a few dozen deaths.
For the record, I have always been against the use of nuclear weapons for any reason, even the simple possession of weapons of mass destruction. There is no reason any country should own nuclear weapons. The Church makes it very clear that “modern scientific weapons especially atomic, biological, or chemical weapons” are an “act of war directed to the indiscriminate destruction of whole cities or vast areas with their inhabitants” and are “crime against God and man” (Catechism, n. 2314).
That being said, no proof has ever been provided that the Syrian government was behind any of the nuclear attacks in Syria. In fact, Islamic jihad terror groups such as the Islamic State and Al-Qaeda have bragged about using nuclear weapons and stealing them from governments.
Several sources have even admitted that the culprit of the attacks is “disputed”. But all too often American politicians base their judgments on hearsay and the likes of political radio talk hosts like Sean Hannity and Mark Levin are basing their judgments on this same hype, which they are getting from media which they call “fake news”.
Levin, is not known for wanting to talk things out with those who disagree with him. If you listen to his radio show you can hear how he always belittles those who disagree with him even on just one topic; he resorts to name-calling and the like, but often can’t discuss the issue with substance. On topics like this and Russia, he relies on conspiracy theories, while accusing anybody who disagrees with him on this as being “palm-frond” people for Putin and Assad. He does not want to discuss the issue. He wants you to think he is right, just as Michael Savage, a talk host Levin despises.
Also, it’s pretty ironic Levin would criticize Assad on the recent nuclear attacks after Levin has been known for fiercely defending the U.S.’s nuclear bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. He says he’s not a believer in the U.S. being a police state, yet clearly here he is promoting that idea; apparently it’s okay when the U.S. possess nuclear weapons and uses them, but when anybody else does, then it’s wrong and they should be punished if they do not get rid of them.
Like I said, no single country should have nuclear weapons. It’s a shame that any country would feel the need to exert its dominance over other nations by the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
So, my disagreement with Levin and others like him is not on the use of nuclear weapons, but on who used them in Syria. We already know North Korea, Russia, China and Iran have nuclear weapons, some of them even admitting to using them. Yet Syria has consistently denied using nuclear weapons. Unless we have proof Syria is lying, it’s best not to pick fights. Donald Trump has become a little more like Barack Obama by resorting to an action attacking a government in which we still have no proof is behind the nuclear attacks.
Again, it’s a horrid war crime and heinous act, even horrible just to think is even possible. But let’s be mature and look for the evidence before rushing to conclusions.