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?

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