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Re Arming the Terrorists

Updated on February 12, 2012


Overthrow of Assad
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Saudi Arabia, Israel, most of Europe and the United States are lending morale support to the rebels in Syria, who are trying to over throw the government of President Bashar Assad.

Sanctions, talks and diplomacy all seem to have had little effect on Assad. This is perhaps due to the fact that both Russia and China are in support of the Assad government.

Now though it would appear that the United States are contemplating upping the stakes. They are considering Financing and arming the rebels.




Now the head of Al Qaida, Ayman al-Zawahri is calling for all supporters of Islam in, Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan to support the revolutionaries in the overthrow of Assad.

Why would this terrorist group, a sworn enemy of the US now seem to want to help the American cause?

Could it be that the terrorists have longer memories than the US Government?

Could it be that they still remember that it was Assad, who allowed his special forces to work with the American special forces and that it was due to this assistance that led to the US finally tracking down and killing Ben Laden?

Could it be that they remember that it was America’s generosity and perhaps carelessness, that originally financed, armed and equipped the terrorist group in the first place?

Why is it that America seems to have forgotten these things and why is there no mention of these in the US media?


Short Memories
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When will America learn from the lessons of the past?

Whenever they distribute weapons to revolutionaries, they inevitably end up in the hands of people intent on killing Americans.

Interfering in other countries politics seldom turn out as expected. Egypt for 30 years had been at peace with Israel. Now “liberated”, the new government has stated that it will support the Palestinians in their plight for sovereignty.

Now that Libya has been “liberated” they have become embroiled in a virtual civil war.

America, sometimes it is better to deal with the devil you do know, than taking chances on Crowning a devil you don’t.


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      breakfastpop 5 years ago

      Here's the point. We don't learn. If e did , we would have climbed out of the mess we are in by now.

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      soumyasrajan 5 years ago from Mumbai India and often in USA

      Hi! rafken

      Nice article - though on a sad topic.

      "When will America learn from the lessons of the past?

      Whenever they distribute weapons to revolutionaries, they inevitably end up in the hands of people intent on killing Americans."

      Indeed a question which should be discussed much more in USA but rarely I see discussion on such issues in mainstream media press or politics not even so much in off-mainstream like blogs etc., as it deserves.

      After that Bin Laden event in one article I had noted similar phenomena

      "Problem lies with the policies USA has been following for last several years. As a result it has been unable to stop financing and supporting these rulers and army top in Pakistan Saudi Arabia etc. For last several years rulers in USA seem to be fond of putting their country in quagmire situations, where they are fighting a war (or some cause) from both sides. ....

      I wonder some thing which a research scholar can find out easily why CIA and all the American might could not find out. Or perhaps some in USA agencies also may have known but had interest just like Pakistani agencies in not getting it disclosed. These are the questions which puzzle every one. While Pakistan has to change whole its idea and style of ruling by army top with such mentality, one wonders whether such aspects will be discussed at all in USA. Will some heads role in USA also? These are the question Michael Moore also asks (see links 11 below)"

      (link to article

      In another article earlier I had noted how American policies have made the country to fall into such quagmires of fighting from both sides in several countries and causes and all affecting American economy and prestige towards downside heavily.

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      somethgblue 5 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee


      You have more guts than I do as you publish some very revealing hubs, however the whole Iran situation reeks of Israel and Saudi Arabia, pushing America to fight their battles for them.

      The USA has 45 military bases in the countries surrounding Iran, so what possible reason do we have to fear this third rate country that ATM doesn't even posses nuclear weapons.

      Israel is a lot closer to America than Iran is and even now new evidence is beginning to emerge that the Mossad was responsible for 9/11.

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      Deforest 5 years ago from USA

      It would be wise asking ourselves why America gives away, lends, loans weapons to support any rebellious movements? Maybe to benefit from this movement, once in power! Or by displaying their artillery Syria will have America as its provider.

      I too believe like somethgblue that the U.S. and Al Qaida are one entity and only one!

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      diogenes 5 years ago

      Today's friend is tomorrow's enemy. We should stop arms trading to the Middle east NOW.

      I really think mankind has genuinely had it and I'm just waiting for a bullet, actually, or some other terrorist attack.


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      somethgblue 5 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

      Perhaps the Al Qaida have been working with America all along and it was just a scam to create a reason for War where one didn't exist, after all we never got rid of Al Qaida and Bin Laden died in 2001 or 2002 in my opinion.

      Did you ever see Charlie Wilson's War?

      We are great in arming rebels but we never follow up, so after we get rid of all the older rebels the only ones left are the youngsters and all they know is America equals warfare, destruction and poverty, so it is easy to hate us!