Must We Pay Them To Fight?Posted: 20 April 2012
Syria is well….Syria. And it has been in the news almost daily, even though American minds are on other issues……we hear candidates talking about what should be done….and Congress people have opinions……bloggers have a variety of opinions on the subject……but with all that what is to be done in Syria? Do we stand by and left sh*t happen? Or do we have an all out push to change the regime? Should we target the bad guys with drones? What is it that the American people want? (that is a rhetorical question for those making the decisions could really care less what us mere mortals want on Syria or otherwise)……
Just to catch my readers up…….the al-Assad regime is killing everyone in its way to retain power….it is destroying towns, villages and lives……the world has put sanctions into place….the destruction continues…….the UN has sent a peace mission to Syria….and the killing continues….and now what will the end result be…a civil war…a peaceful conclusion to the hostilities…..a more democratic country?
To answer all those questions…..absolutely NO one can answer them but the Syrian people and so far we, the US, have know idea who they are……we are giving our undivided support to the resistance….problem there is….who is this resistance?
But we, the US, has joined into a new dimension to finding a solution to this situation…..guess what it is……
he United States and dozens of other countries moved closer on Sunday to direct intervention in the fighting in Syria, with Arab nations pledging $100 million to pay opposition fighters and the Obama administration agreeing to send communications equipment to help rebels organize and evade Syria’s military, according to participants gathered here.
The moves reflected a growing consensus, at least among the officials who met here this weekend under the rubric “Friends of Syria,” that mediation efforts by the United Nations peace envoy, Kofi Annan, were failing to halt the violence that is heading into its second year in Syria and that more forceful action was needed.
There remains no agreement on arming the rebels, as countries like Saudi Arabia and some members of Congress have called for, largely because of the uncertainty regarding who exactly would receive the arms.
There is the answer to all our concerns….we will throw money at whoever the rebels are and we will be sitting pretty when they win……..also keep in mind that many jihadist have also joined in the fighting on the side of the FSA…..the same types that sided with the Afghans in their fight against the USSR.
My analysis of this turn of events……..ever hear of Afghanistan?