Tuesday, September 03, 2013
I will gladly kill you tomorrow with weapons you give me today
The "strategy" of arming those who will eventually turn those arms against you should heretofore be known as the Wimpy Doctrine, from the Popeye cartoon.
In their meeting this weekend John McCain and Obama agreed to send new weaponry to the largest rebel group in Syria to help them fight Assad's army.
This is sheer folly and stupidity. These weapons will be used against US personnel sooner or later.....it always is. We don't even know the political make-up of the various rebel groups. Are they Al-Qaeda, Taliban, Hezbollah, Brotherhood? Who knows? McCain certainly didn't which from which when he posed for a picture with Taliban fighters thinking they were pro-American rebel forces.
And what happens if and when we depose Bashar Assad? Has anybody thought that far? Apparently Obama, McCain, Lindsay, or Boehner. haven't either.