The US Senate last week voted to supply terrorist militias in the Middle East with anti-aircraft missiles, causing widespread concern among allies, enemies and moderate Middle-Eastern governments.
The resolution is part of a $US619 billion plan for military action in the Middle East before Trump comes to power. The plan continues the strategy of opposing the emerging alliance between Turkey, Russia, Syria, Iraq and Iran while also claiming to be fighting a war on terror.
The US is propping up an increasingly unpopular regime in Saudi Arabia as part of this plan. Alliances between moderate Sunni Muslim nations and the Saudi people are weakening the Saudi family hold on absolute power that has enabled them to fund terrorists while selling oil to the West.
ISIS has so many US weapons that it has been selling them on facebook.
Saudi Arabia’s Glass: Half Empty or Half Full?
The people of Saudi Arabia have long accepted the bargain imposed by the founding king, Abdul Aziz al-Saud, in which they are disenfranchised but acquiesce in political powerlessness as the state provides them with security and a comfortable life. Now they are being asked to do more for themselves while the government does less, regardless of the price of oil.
Congress Votes To Give Jihadists Anti-aircraft Missiles
The Senate passed a bill that puts every American who travels by plane at risk. It is among the stupidest pieces of legislation ever written – to provide shoulder-launched ground-to-air missiles to lunatic jihadists who will undoubtedly use them to take down American or Israeli jetliners. The argument that these Islamic militants are fully vetted is complete nonsense as both the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal have repeatedly shown. Rebel groups “have entered into battlefield alliances with the affiliate of al Qaida in Syria formerly known as al Nusra to render the phrase ‘moderate rebels’ meaningless.”