ISIS Got The Good Stuff (From US)
ONCE AGAIN AMERICA IS ARMING EVERYBODY IN THE NEW “WAR ON TERROR”
There’s a post up from Michael Isikoff – we found it over on Yahoo! News – which exposes the sheer and utter inanity of U.S. foreign policy.
And yes … we meant to say “inanity” not “insanity,” although American foreign policy is totally insane, too. Like … in the membrane.
Anyway, Isikoff’s story is about the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the inroads it’s been making in Iraq – where U.S. forces are currently conducting airstrikes in an effort to keep them away from vital oil fields in the region.
Of interest in Isikoff’s report? A line in which U.S. counterterrorism officials say ISIS has scored what they call a “significant” arsenal of U.S. weapons – “including hundreds of tanks, heavily armored Humvees, assault rifles, and rocket-propelled grenade launchers.”
The sources add this cache of weapons makes ISIS “the most potent military force” of any terrorist organization in the world.
We’ve said repeatedly “it’s hard to get killed where you ain’t” in reference to America’s oil-centric global interventionism, but it’s also hard to inadvertently arm militants in countries where you don’t abandon huge stockpiles of weapons.
Yet another unintended consequence of America’s “liberation” of Iraq, right?
Now, terrorism experts tell reporters they are “seeing an expansion of (ISIS) external terrorist ambitions.”
“As it carves out territory (in Iraq), it wants to go beyond that and do attacks outside,” one said this week.
Great … which of course is precisely the sort of rhetoric that gets warmongering politicians like U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham in a fearmongering tizzy, which in turn results in fresh interventions. Which in turn results in the cycle repeating itself.
Is there to get off this multi-trillion dollar merry-go-round?
That’s what we wanna know …