A few days or so ago my iPhone pinged me with a message from one newspaper or another; congress has authorized the arming of rebels in Syria. I thought about it for a while.
Weren't ISIS rebels that were armed once upon a time? Who are these new rebels? Does anyone even know what the hell is going on there that we can give this or that guy MORE weapons?
This, to me, seems like a ploy by the military industrial complex to throw fuel into the burning fire of the Middle East, for a quick buck. And how sad it is that the US government continues to fund them with complete disregard to human life. Because really, if you think that arming more 'rebels' is going to help humanity, you are either stupid or corrupt.
Is the U.S. Congress that thick headed, or worse yet -- been bought out by interests to a degree, that they don't mind throwing more weapons into the region and they think it will... help?!
I feel like politicians, and "public servants" -- if there is such a thing anymore, because let's admit they do not serve us at all, have multiple personalities that they put on for different occasion. Kind of like the little black dress for weddings, the suit for work, and the casual jeans on Sunday, they change into whatever mode, face and rhetoric they need to in, in order to fulfill verbiage expectations that have nothing to do with the reality of their actions and votes. They say what they think we want to hear and consistently do what we don't want them to do. I guess if they keep getting away with it to a point where to us it seems ok to arm more rebels in Syria as a solution to our arming of rebels two years ago, it really is our own fault.
The point is, or at least one of the points -- the United States is authorizing the never-ending arming of the world and then complains about people using it against each other or against it at home. And we say nothing. It's like the selling of firearms to whoever wants it; what the hell did you think was going to happen?
The solution of continued arming is one of the U.S.'s favorites, and it has produced the best results, only not for us. Al Qaeda and ISIS are two such examples. Are we trying to create a third armed group that will turn on us and on its own population? Does congress and the United States become so inhumane that the lives of anyone is not longer important next to campaign funds?
Is it me, or does anyone else think it is a bad idea to arm more people in the Middle East, or anywhere else for that matter?
Is it me, or is this decisions the clearest possible example of a self fulfilling prophecy?
Is it me, or are we all choosing to ignore the fact that our governments are sacrificing our lives for their money?
Is it me, or is this idea very very stupid?