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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:09 PM

We (the US) realize that the Syrian rebels will turn on us, right?

Here's what I don't get about this conflict - why in the world would we want to help the side win that will turn on us 5 years down the line and attack us with our own weapons?

The rebels have Al Qaeda heavily amongst their ranks. Many are the same type of crazy extremists that attacked us on 9/11.

Isn't it common sense that the rebels are just playing us, with the ultimate goal of hostility towards us in the future (including likely sponsoring terrorism against the west)? Why would people like John McCain want the rebels to win?

They may be warm to us now, but it's bull crap. They just want our weapons. There is no "good guy" in this fight - whoever wins, the world loses.

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Reply We (the US) realize that the Syrian rebels will turn on us, right? (Original post)
Dash87 Jun 2013 OP
russspeakeasy Jun 2013 #1
Recursion Jun 2013 #2
sabrina 1 Jun 2013 #3
Dash87 Jun 2013 #4

Response to Dash87 (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:11 PM

1. They will not turn on us.....johnny mclame said so.

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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:12 PM

2. We're paying Al Qaeda to fight Hezbollah

Frankly, couldn't have happened to two nicer groups...

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Response to Dash87 (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:15 PM

3. True, but on the plus side, it would keep the Great WOT going for another couple of decades.

It's a business decision. Once you start adjusting your brain to try to think like the MIC and multitudes of subsidiary Military 'Contractors' a lot of things that don't make any sense, suddenly start to do so. And that means, not caring about human beings, which is why it is so hard for the average person to do.

I'm sure it's all been carefully calculated, including the fact that Americans have very short memories. Five years from now when we are told we need more billions of dollars to fight Al Queda in Syria, most Americans won't remember who created them in the first place. Same as Afghanistan and all the other dictators we are currently supporting. Looking at our history, which I had not done until a few years ago, it is really shocking to see who our 'allies' usually are. They are NOT generally democratically elected leaders in countries whose resources our war profiteers want control of.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:17 PM

4. You're right. This is the consequence of running government like a business.

'Ethics be damned - where ever there's money to be made in the short term, let's make it now. We'll worry about future events when they happen.'

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