Arming Terrorist is Always a Bad Idea

According to media reports, the Obama administration is considering aiding the rebels fighting to depose Syria’s Shiite-Muslim dictator Bashar Assad by providing them with arms and other support.  Since Assad is a tyrant this may sound like a good idea; that is, until you consider who these rebels are.  Their main fighting arm consists of members of the Sunni-Islamic terrorist groups Al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood offshoot, Hamas.

On the other side of this conflict, Assad is allied with the Shiite-Islamic terrorist group Hezbollah and its state sponsor Iran.  In other words, two rival Islamic sects, with their associated terrorist groups and state sponsors, are at war with each other and Obama, rather than allowing these two belligerent enemies of the West to exhaust themselves fighting each other, is poised to ally the United States with one of these head-chopping jihadist groups by arming them with state-of-the-art weapons systems that will eventually be used against us.

This is very similar to the debacle scenario that played out in Benghazi, Libya.  As reported by Roger Simon, we now know that the purpose of Ambassador Chris Stevens’ secret trip to Libya was to recover the high-tech surface-to-air missiles and other arms the US State Department – on the orders of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, and against the advice of the defense and intelligence communities – secretly sold to the rebels fighting against then Libyan dictator, Mohammar Qaddafi.  These rebels were of course actually radical Islamic terrorists and were apparently in no mood to gratefully return these weapons to Mr. Stevens upon the death of Qaddafi.  This may be why the administration sent no help to the ambassador and his staff when they came under attack: it was an illegal and covert operation gone bad and dead men tell no tales.

Since Recent intelligence suggests that al-Qaeda now has its hands on advanced surface-to-air missile systems capable of taking down commercial airliners, I guess we know where those Benghazi weapons ended up.  The bad news is that thanks to the Obama White House, terrorists can now take down civilian airliners without stepping anywhere near an airport; the good news is that this fact now renders the TSA obsolete.

After the assault on the US delegation in Benghazi ended with four brave Americans dying alone and abandoned by their country, the administration immediately went into spin mode, blaming a videotape for the whole bloody conflagration.  They even went so far as to send its innocent scapegoat producer to prison without trial as a compliant and incurious lapdog media ate up this absurd cover story without question.  This story is now unraveling, but at least they’ve learned their lesson: always sell arms openly to Islamic terrorist groups and for good measure give it the appearance of bi-partisanship by recruiting the support of hapless RINO’s like John McCain!

This strategy of arming revolutionaries in the Middle East is also consistent with the policy debacle in Egypt wherein the administration backed the rabble opposing US ally Hosni Mubarak and eventually leading to his ouster by what turned out to be the Muslim Brotherhood, the Sunni-Islamic terrorist group that now controls the billions of dollars’ worth of US arms we have been providing Egypt over the years.

To sum up this administrations Middle East foreign policy, let’s review: when a true grass-roots movement of secular pro-Western liberals in Iran challenged the Mullahs iron grip on power, Obama did nothing while the movement was crushed with ruthless and brutal efficiency.  Soon thereafter, when Islamic terrorists revolted against US ally Hosni Mubarak, we backed the terrorists.  It was only after handing Egypt to the Muslim Brotherhood that Obama decided to once again choose sides in an internecine Muslim conflict, this time in Libya in favor of the radical Islamic terrorists against Mohammar Qaddafi.  Now in Syria, once again Obama is poised to back one band of America-hating Islamic terrorists in a civil war against another band of America-hating Islamic terrorists.  They call this the Arab Spring; let’s just hope it doesn’t turn into an Arab Nuclear Winter!

Coincidentally, this is the same strategy employed by President Carter in the 1970’s via-a-vis Iran; a policy which ushered in the modern iteration of jihad among pious Muslims, starting with our new friends holding 52 American hostages for 444 days.  They’ve since gotten bolder; and much more violent.

Not content to arm only hyper-violent Muslim terrorists half a world away, this gang also ran Operation Fast and Furious, the program under which the Obama Administration sold thousands of semi-automatic “assault rifles” to known Mexican narcoterrorists right on our own southern border.  Ironically, he did all this gun-running while simultaneously attacking the right of US citizens to keep and bear arms.  The weapons this administration sold to the Mexican drug cartels under this program have been used to murder hundreds of Mexican citizens and at least two US lawmen, so far – that we know of.

Cumulatively, these facts beg two questions: whose side are these assholes on, anyway? And when can we expect the articles of impeachment?   

About michaelstjoseph

Michael St. Joseph is the pen-name of a Catholic conservative citizen of the greatest country in the history of civilization. He has a law enforcement background and lives with his family in the New York area. He can be reached at
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