Neocon War-monger and Israel-firster Thomas Friedman Writes Trump Should Leave “ISIS” Alone and Send More Weapons to Al-Qaeda

by Scott Creighton

Sean BUTTERS Spicer said it the other day: the first goal is destabilizing Syria. Making ready for “regime” change.

Over at the New York Times, neocon Thomas Friedman, who has never met a war he didn’t like, wrote an Op-Ed that takes that credo and turns it into a plan of action that he suggests Trump follow. After all, as he puts it in the end, Syria is a dirty, devious, merciless place where anything goes apparently… and that should be right up the Duke of Orange’s alley.

Being remarkably candid, Friedman says he thinks Trump should let “ISIS” be and instead focus more time and resources on arming al-Qaeda so they can better protect themselves from the villains in this story, Iran, Syria, Russia and Hezbollah who are clearly villains because… they’re fighting al-Qaeda and “ISIS”

“… But when pressed, there is one idea everyone on the team seems to agree on: “The defeat of ISIS,” as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson put it.

Well, let me add to their confusion by asking just one question: Why?

We could dramatically increase our military aid to anti-Assad rebels, giving them sufficient anti-tank and antiaircraft missiles to threaten Russian, Iranian, Hezbollah and Syrian helicopters and fighter jets and make them bleed, maybe enough to want to open negotiations…

We could simply back off fighting territorial ISIS in Syria and make it entirely a problem for Iran, Russia, Hezbollah and Assad. After all, they’re the ones overextended in Syria, not us. Make them fight a two-front war — the moderate rebels on one side and ISIS on the other.” Thomas Friedman

In the annals of bad ideas put to paper, these kinda top the charts if you consider U.S. foreign policy history that it. Didn’t we arm al-Qaeda once before over in Afghanistan to undermine the Russians way back when? And how did that work out?

Truth is, we’ve BEEN arming al-Qaeda .. or whatever name they go by now.

And Obama never once bombed “ISIS” in Syria before the Russians came over and started doing it and he felt he had to do something to make it look good.

So what Tommy-boy here is writing is simply an announcement of existing Deep State policy. He’s apparently floating it out there to see the reaction from the public on social media. That would be my guess anyway.

And more than likely they are doing that because they know the situation in Syria has gotten so bad for their “regime” change operation they need to do some drastic if they want to keep the project going.

I wonder how long before Thomas suggests we arm “ISIS” and have our troops embedded with al-Qaeda to make sure the dreaded Russians and Iranians don’t bomb them?

Oh wait. Obama already did that as well.

Image result for soldier i will not fight for al qaeda

Apparently the soldiers don’t want to fight for al Qaeda but Thomas Friedman will write for them. And the Times will publish for them.

It’s a different world, ain’t it?

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10 Responses

  1. We invaded Syria to “fight ISIS.” We must destroy the Syrian government because it “fights ISIS.” The USA must become a harsher police state in order to “fight ISIS.” Russia and Hezbollah are evil because they “fight ISIS.”

    I suspect that the Empire deliberately issues self-contradictory lies in order to keep the public bickering and submissive. Cognitive dissonance is useful. For example, even “progressive” and “anti-war” blogs (most of them) chatter about how best to “fight ISIS.”

  2. “Didn’t we arm al-Qaeda once before over in Afghanistan to undermine the Russians way back when? And how did that work out?” ~ S.C.

    Actually it turned out well. After nine years the Russians had enough Russian deaths in Afghanistan, and they pulled out (and collapsed as a nation two years afterward). The U.S. government later made Afghanistan into the world’s top source of heroin, and everyone connected with genocide has been getting richer than ever, because…”Babies!” (And beautiful, beautiful cruise missiles.)

    Things don’t change. Statistically, most of the Roman Empire’s troops were foreigners hired by the Empire as terrorist mercenaries. The Romans referred to its terrorist mercenaries as “auxiliary legions.”

  3. U.S. Central Command says that an airstrike on 11 April 2017 meant to kill ISIS in Syria (i.e. meant to kill Syrians on behalf of Barzani gangsters) instead killed eighteen “Syrian Democratic Forces” personnel (i.e. killed 18 terrorists working for the Barzani gangsters).

    The location was the Tabqah Dam, which the gangsters want, since it will let them control the Euphrates — and thereby increase their power and riches. When the stupid gangsters called in the U.S. airstrike, they gave the wrong coordinates, causing their own creeps to be killed. Central Command extended its “deepest condolences” to its terrorists. http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/04/13/523746461/misdirected-air-strike-by-u-s-led-coalition-kills-18-allies-in-syria

  4. “We could dramatically increase our military aid to anti-Assad rebels.
    We could simply back off fighting territorial ISIS in Syria.”

    That is what they have been already doing just not pubically and there is no difference between the “rebels” and “isis”. These war mongers wont take no for an aswer will they. It’s going to be alqeada in afghanistan, the nicaraguan contra etc. All over again.

    We need to just completely pull out of Syria.

  5. If they try to say we need to get rid of alqaeda in syria. The syrian government is more than capable with help from other countries, that the syria people actually wants help from.

    “The free syrian army”, “isis”, “al-qaeda”, “tahrir al-Sham”, “ahrar al-Sham” “al nursa”, “southern front rebels”, “jaysh al Islam rebeld”, “rojava kurds” etc. All have allot in common, I don’t see any differences.

  6. Friedman is a joke. It’s hard to reconcile why he still has a gig.

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