With revelations that the Obama White House armed al Qaeda militants in Libya in its ultimately successful attempt to overthrow Muammar Gaddafi it is fascinating just how many Muslim extremist groups the U.S. government has supplied with arms thus fueling their insurgency and dogged attempts to overthrow the governments of Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya.
The U.S. is the largest arms dealer in the world. So far ahead of number two Russia, we sell almost twice as many armaments around the world as they do. It's a safe bet that we remain the largest supplier of arms to the Middle East, outpacing Russia and China combined.
And what are these arms mostly used for?
Why the overthrow of foreign governments of course and all the misery and chaos that goes with it. The U.S. has backed every major Muslim offensive with guns and ammo for the last ten years. We supply the al Qaeda “Freedom Fighters” in Syria for example. You know the people who are systematically and brutally killing and running Christians out of the country? Yes, THOSE people.
Our new al Qaeda friends in Libya also needed guns and we were more than happy to help out. Of course there was that little problem with al Qaeda attacking the U.S. consulate and killing Ambassador Chris Stevens, Tyrone Woods, Glen Doherty and Sean Smith with their U.S. supplied mortars and AK-47s but that’s all just part of the larger business of changing the destinies of sovereign states. What's next on the crazy list, arming the Mexican drug cartels? Oh wait, never mind, thanks to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, we've done that too!
As we have seen, if you have a group that wants to take over a country in the hopes of establishing a religious state, then call the United States.
Oh, except for Israel. The U.S. government only wishes to back Muslim nation building, thank you very much.
BUT, if you want to secure your fledgling democratic nation from overthrow by a powerful and aggressive neighbor, well, you are on your own, no guns for you!
And the ironic thing about that is that the U.S. actually HAS a defense treaty with Ukraine. I guess that wasn't worth the paper it was printed on. Sorry Ukraine, I guess there just wasn't enough "Political Will" to justify sending arms to help you all defend yourselves.
The United States also has a defense treaty with Japan.
Japan should start to take an interest in its own defense and make it sooner than later. If actions in Ukraine haven't proven that nations shouldn't depend solely upon the United States for their protection, then I don't know what other motivation it will take. How about Chinese gun boats in Tokyo Harbor? The sooner Japan can get their hands on a big load of missiles, the better. All that sheltered living, the Hikiomori, the
It is this strategic “giveth and taketh away” arms policy the U.S. uses to continually tip the balances of power in the favor of U.S. business interests. You play our way and we don’t upset your apple cart, right Muammar?
Oh that’s right, he can’t hear me ‘cause he’s DEAD.
With the United States vowing to be on your side your safety is thus assured.