Thursday, July 10, 2014

U.S. Support of Syrian Rebels Dangerous, Futile

-Ron Paul
Here’s more evidence that our foreign policy makes no sense: the Obama Administration, urged on by neocon hawks like McCain and Graham, for years has been giving support to the rebels trying to overthrow the Assad government in Syria.

We have now further evidence of the futility and danger of such a policy. The 1,000-strong Dawud brigade, along with American weapons and vehicles, has defected to ISIS. As our intervention in the region grows, so does the strength and determination of the radicals to make our 11-year wasteful and useless effort in Iraq a war of folly.

The neocon hawks demand more weapons, troops and money to continue this nonsense. I say it’s time to quit our intervention in the entire region. The sooner, the better.