Thursday, September 19, 2013
Lucky Syrian rebel group wins the Obama-weapons lottery
For all Obama knows about which factions in Syria are rebels and which are terrorists, he might as well be playing pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey. By unilaterally invalidating the prohibitions in sections 40 and 40A of the Arms Export Control Act, to suit his political needs today, Obama will almost certainly be arming the very terrorists who'll use those weapons against us tomorrow.
Additionally, the 300tons of chemical weapons Assad has amassed over the years, probably from Saddam Hussein's stockpile in Iraq, are littered in small piles all over the country....at least according to our own intelligence reports.
If Assad falls, we are told, all those stockpiles of weapons could fall into the hands of who knows how many competing groups, some friendly to the US, but most probably not at all. Isn't it in the best interests of the US for Assad to remain in power and in control of the chemical weapons? Why then is Obama insistent on arming what the rebel group du jour? How does he know who he's really providing with US weaponry?
The answer is, he doesn't have a clue. He's been told by political advisers the he needs to do something alpha-male-like now that Putin has stolen all his thunder and humiliated him. So he stuck his hand in a hat and drew out the lucky rebel group who'll receive our weapons.
Boy, that's some brilliant foreign policy right there.