Incredible but true. The word this morning is that the same country which spent ten years trying to convince the world that it occupies the ‘moral high-ground’ in it’s supposed “War Against Terror” is now un-ashamedly working with the terrorists in Syria and helping to train them!
This is according to the Fox News here and would apparently signal an about-turn in US policy, as the previous ‘Bush’ administration were at least publicly, very anti-terrorist. One can only imagine that this new policy of the Obama administration would cause significant friction between the two leaders (assuming that Bush was genuine in his dislike of terrorism).
John Kerry, the US Secretary of State went on to confirm, according to Fox News, that the US had pledged a further $60,000,000.00 (that’s 60 million dollars for those whose eyes fog-up at the sight of so many zeros), on top of whatever they have already given. This comes at a time when the US people are being told to tighten their belts as massive cuts in public spending take affect across the US.
This certainly raises a few questions. Not least, the following:
- Does the US have the support of it’s citizens for using their hard-earned taxes for such a cause of arming anti-government terrorists in a country that most American’s have no reason to ever visit or do any business with?
- How much money has the US previously allocated or already given to those terrorists?
This author is wondering how the US would respond if roughly 50% of it’s citizens (say the Muslims, since in Syria it’s a religious conflict), were to rise up against the authorities with the aim of forcibly replacing their government with their own leadership? Are we to believe that the US would not use everything at their disposal to quash the uprising? Given their heavy-handed response to a handful of peaceful demonstrators, I find that hard to believe. So how can they wag their fingers at Assad for his use of heavy military to combat the heavy weaponry being used against his leadership
Comments very welcome.