For the second time in as many years, Thomas Friedman has explicitly advocated that the United States use the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria as a proxy force against Syria, Russia, Iran and Hezbollah. The New York Times foreign affairs columnist made this suggestion in his Wednesday column, “Why Is Trump Fighting ISIS in Syria?” (4/12/17):
Friedman is not advocating the US stop bombing ISIS on anti-war grounds or because US bombing has led to thousands of civilian deaths—all perfectly correct and sensible reasons to oppose the US “War on Terror” in Syria—but because giving ISIS space to breathe will kill more Syrians, Iranians and Russians.
He doesn’t advocate finding peaceful ways of lessening the power and appeal of groups like ISIS (like, say, sanctioning governments that support them or export their vulgar brand of Wahhabism), but rather using them, and in effect empowering them, to do the United States’ dirty work in Syria
It's always fun to watch the media stick our toes in the water, trying to lessen the shock we'll get when they throw us in.
We all know people who would punch us in the nose for telling them that the CIA created ISIS. How long did it take to ease them into being perfectly happy that all Qaeda is our buddy? Ten years? ISIS won't take that long.
Of course, ISIS just allegedly beheaded a few people. Al Qaeda took the rap for some major urban renewal--and saving some companies the cost of printing up layoff notices, too. So, this operation surely won't take more than five years.
Last Edit: Apr 16, 2017 16:42:24 GMT -8 by acptulsa
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