There’s what the American people are told, then there’s the truth.
The truth is America funds terror groups in order to topple regimes to put in more favorable presidencies.
Sometimes this works, sometimes it doesn’t.
The American government funded Al-Qaeda in Libya to overthrow Gaddafi.
The American government funded Ukranian rebel groups to take over the sale of natural gas to europe. (Thanks Victoria Nuland)
Hillary Clinton fought to keep Boko Haram off the terror list because we fund them AND Al-Shabab.
This is what the whole Iran Contra thing was about.
We’ve been funding ‘rebels’ in Syria. That’s how it gets portrayed to you, the American people. Most people don’t ask too many questions past that because they’re concerned about Dancing With The Stars, or the Kardashians, or some other incredibly important business that keeps them from bonding with their families.
These rebels are ISIS, yeah, the same ISIS that’s destroying Iraq and setting up a caliphate that centers around scooping up all the most important gas lines.
So, yes, President Obama is doing what other Presidents have been told to do before. Fund some terror group, because we’re all going to make more money on the back end.
Republicans and Conservatives have only taken notice of this since Obama has been President because political parties blind us. They hinder our development as a society and ultimately ruin America. Because if a Republican gets elected in 2016 every conservative that feels so politically aware and active because they’ll “Like” or “share” this story on facebook will go to sleep HARD for up to eight years, or until the next democrat is elected.
So, get mad. Be incredibly upset with the President for doing this. But don’t let it stop there. Don’t go to sleep when a Republican takes office. Don’t be how the Democrats you despise are acting now. America needs you to not go to sleep.
For the future’s sake.
“The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge natural to party dissention, which in different ages & countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders & miseries, which result, gradually incline the minds of men to seek security & repose in the absolute power of an Individual: and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of Public Liberty.” — George Washington, September 19, 1796
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(HT: NY Times)