2013 May 05 Sunday
US Siding With Al Qaeda Against Iran In Syria?
Why has the United States decided to side with Al Qaeda against Iran?
By Randall Parker at 2013 May 05 10:42 AM
Of course, the CIA helped create Al Qaeda in 1979 to fight the Soviets in Afghanistan. We also started arming Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq to combat the influence of Iranian Islamic militancy in 1979 as well. Hell, we supported Stalin's USSR in war against the Nazis. We have proven time and again since WWII of creating new enemies for us to fight.
What else is new?
Why side with Al Qaeda? Probably due to Saudi influence on our foreign policy. Blame Huma Abedin. Israel is likely OK with going along just because Hezbollah and Iran are currently bigger threats to them than the various Sunni-aligned countries, though I'm sure they'd just as soon support Alawite/Shia forces if it made sense for them on any given day.
Simple. Al Qaida is a U.S.-created entity for doing all kinds of U.S. dirty work when necessary. Al Qaida is really just a branch of the CIA.
"Simple. Al Qaida is a U.S.-created entity for doing all kinds of U.S. dirty work when necessary. Al Qaida is really just a branch of the CIA."
That would mean that the US has clever operatives at work in foreign affairs. Do you really think that that is the case?
A: Israel feels threatened more by Iran.
Al Qaida is really just a branch of the CIA.
Not the branch that controls the weather.
Great question! As I've posted previously, these diaper heads have been at war with each other for thousands of years......and they'll be at war with each other (and whoever intervenes in their affairs) a thousand years from now. Our strategy should be to let them kill each other and intervene ONLY when our own nation security is compromised - and even then we should intervene only briefly and with maximum force and then leave taking the spoils of war to pay for our costs. These people need to be dealt with as the uncivilized, barbaric heathens they are. We should have learned our lesson, but we continue to replace bad guys with worse guys. If we understood that their baseline political situation is uncivilized, barbaric tribal thugs ruling over other uncivilized barbarians, we might realize that our efforts at establishing "freedom" in these areas are futile.
"That would mean that the US has clever operatives at work in foreign affairs. Do you really think that that is the case?"
Good point. Maybe we can say that the U.S. USED to have clever operatives. Now the whole U.S. foreign policy has become too shamessly blatant.