Split Decision

The U.S. formally recognizes the Free Syrian Army, while declaring the Al-Nusra Front a terrorist group.

4 thoughts on “Split Decision

  1. This one took some googling, but Al-Nusra has declared itself an army of “Islamic Jihad” and practices suicide bombings.

    Must I be friends with all the friends of my friend? Even if one of his friends is a jerk?

  2. “Because I do it with one small ship, I am called a terrorist. You do it with a whole fleet and are called an emperor.” A pirate in “City of God” by St. Augustine

    Message: don’t be too concerned about the micro-jerks – especially when your taxes support the empire.

  3. This phenomenon is called “plausible deniability”. Meaning, the US supports the so-called “rebels”, but are not responsible for any atrocity that is committed by said rebels. Also called “passing the buck” or “limited liability”.

    Convenient, huh?

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