There's been a disturbing rise this week in Syria-related propaganda and calls for US intervention, so let's ask the ever-inconvenient question - WHO ARE THE GOOD GUYS?
fundamentalist insurgencies against the governments of Syria and Iraq,
who are aligned with Al-Qaeda and funded by the Taliban and rogue
elements of the Saudi, Pakistani, and Qatar governments.
B. The Shi'ite fundamentalist
government of Iran, and their respective Shi'ite lapdogs in neighboring
countries - Al-Assad in Syria, and the clown government we left in
Iraq, and Hezbollah in Lebanon.
If you think this is a poor
pool of potential allies for the US; that's the point. If we arm/fund
either side - they will decimate the other and then turn on us, just
like they did in Afghanistan. Let them eat each other. The notion of
intervening to "put moderates in charge and bring peace" has failed
everywhere we've tried it. I DO feel compassion for the millions of
people in those countries forced to live in the middle of a perpetual
conflict between two brands of under-evolved fundamentalist idiocy - but
they have to organize themselves politically to stop it, we can't do it
for them and our presence only delays it.