Reunited and It Feels So Good

Secretary of State John Kerry has signaled that the United States is reversing its policy of supporting the uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad because the opposition became dominated by ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria). Now the U.S. wants to keep Assad in power as a bulwark against the (previously) US-backed rebels.

7 thoughts on “Reunited and It Feels So Good

  1. Please make it stop.

    We are the *cause* of all the unrest down there. By “we” I primarily mean European Christians. (by which I mean not me) The first Crusade was 1099, for cryin’ out loud, we’ve been creating ‘unrest’ for nearly a thousand years.

    The Ottoman Empire stood for centuries, but was in decline by WWI. What would have happened if we’d let that part of the world follow its own course, instead of dissolving its government and declaring ownership? Iran had its own democratically elected government in the 1950’s. If we’d just left them alone they would have grown into the most progressive country in the region. Instead, the CIA kicked it over, restored the Shah and set up the situation which lead to the revolt and the rise of the Ayatollahs.

    They could have been our freakin’ allies, a shining example of democracy and freedom in the region. But no, BP wanted the oil, and figured they could get a better price out of the Shah because he felt no need to share with the little people.

    Time for my favorite (and only) Dr. Phil quote, “How’s that been working out for you?”

    • «They could have been our freakin’ allies, …» Indeed, but in that event, CrazyH, the Iranians would have allied to a state very different from today’s United States….

      Henri

  2. These Bozos-in-charge are the best that America can do. It is so sad to be a member of this insane herd.

    If there wasn’t already an entity known as the Insane Clown Posse, the name would be appropriate here.

    Like Carlin said, Garbage in garbage out.

    • Mr Assad makes some excellent points. Alas, you are unlikely to read them in your local rag, or even – or rather,especially – in the New York times or the Washington Post…..

      Henri

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