They can’t even keep the story straight from one paragraph to the next. Was it 2013 or 2012, New York Times?
When Mr. Obama signed off on arming the rebels in the spring of 2013, it was partly to try to gain control of the apparent free-for-all in the region. The Qataris and the Saudis had been funneling weapons into Syria for more than a year. The Qataris had even smuggled in shipments of Chinese-made FN-6 shoulder-fired missiles over the border from Turkey.
The Saudi efforts were led by the flamboyant Prince Bandar bin Sultan, at the time the intelligence chief, who directed Saudi spies to buy thousands of AK-47s and millions of rounds of ammunition in Eastern Europe for the Syrian rebels. The C.I.A. helped arrange some of the arms purchases for the Saudis, including a large deal in Croatia in 2012.
Seymour Hersh exposed these criminal deals already. And those with working bullshit detectors have known all along.
“…even some that American officials were concerned had ties to radical groups like Al Qaeda.”
Really? You’re kidding! You mean after Rep. Kucinich and many were shocked in 2011 that Nato and the USAF were becoming “Al Qaeda’s Air Force” against Qadaffi in Libya?
” “If this is purely a conversation about counterterrorism cooperation, and if the Saudis are a big part of the problem in creating terrorism in the first place, then how persuasive of an argument is it?””
One might say: Impeach Obama and his henchmen? For supporting terrorism? For engaging in Crimes Against the Peace? For Treason?
US propaganda against Qaddafi was fraudulent from the start, as usual…
Lest you think that bombing a sovereign government to help Al Qaeda linked terrorists take over doesn’t matter to you then you need to consider what happened afterward: shipping Libyan weapons to Syria, the creation of ISIS, Al Nusrah, and more endless terror into the foreseeable future.
The reckless provocation of Russia in stark terms. Skip the ignorant blowhard gibberish until 2:41:00…
German MP voices similar case.
Sahra Wagenknecht, deputy chair of the German Die Linke (Left Party), criticized the government’s decision to send a military party to battle Islamic State terrorists in Syria.
In an interview with Die Welt she said that the decision, agreed upon in Vienna, was “sheer lunacy” that could precipitate a Third World War.
“Germany is entering a big war with a huge potential for an escalation… If in Syria we are also going to fight Russia, the conflict may degenerate into WW3,” Wagenknecht warned.