The apparent depth of stupidity (and Presidential guile) is truly astounding in Washington, D.C. at this moment. Republican House Speaker John Boehner, Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham, and others with the big (R) behind their names, are beating the Obama Orwellian war drums to bomb Bashar al Assad’s Syria – on behalf of al Qaida. What a novel idea. Provide more U.S. military force to assist in the Muslim Brotherhood’s jihad revolt against the Middle Eastern evil dictators. Freedom with prosperity for all of them will follow. Not exactly.
With thanks to Diana West for the link, lookit where Libya is today – yes, the same Libya which our military forces bombed on behalf of al Qaida’s jihadis – to oust Muammar Ghadaffi from power. So, I ask you now – is bombing Syria really a good idea?
From the Independent:
Libya has plunged unnoticed into its worst political and economic crisis since the defeat of Gaddafi
Patrick CockburnTuesday, 3 September 2013
A little under two years ago, Philip Hammond, the Defence Secretary, urged British businessmen to begin “packing their suitcases” and to fly to Libya to share in the reconstruction of the country and exploit an anticipated boom in natural resources.
Yet now Libya has almost entirely stopped producing oil as the government loses control of much of the country to militia fighters.
Mutinying security men have taken over oil ports on the Mediterranean and are seeking to sell crude oil on the black market. Ali Zeidan, Libya’s Prime Minister, has threatened to “bomb from the air and the sea” any oil tanker trying to pick up the illicit oil from the oil terminal guards, who are mostly former rebels who overthrew Muammar Gaddafi and have been on strike over low pay and alleged government corruption since July.
As world attention focused on the coup in Egypt and the poison gas attack in Syria over the past two months, Libya has plunged unnoticed into its worst political and economic crisis since the defeat of Gaddafi two years ago. Government authority is disintegrating in all parts of the country putting in doubt claims by American, British and French politicians that Nato’s military action in Libya in 2011 was an outstanding example of a successful foreign military intervention which should be repeated in Syria.
Read all of it. And wonder where all manners of reason and common sense have gone in our nation’s Capital.