For you youngsters, this is a flashback to the glories of Woodstock. A young guitarist and crooner, Country Joe, made quite a name for himself and left a mark on a generation disgusted with an unnecessary war in Vietnam:
So now we have Barack Obama. Nobel Peace Prize winner, but instead of peace a war monger and sponsor of terrorism. Obama is intent on starting a new bloody quagmire in Syria. Just like Lyndon Johnson, Obama wants to plunge mindlessly into a civil war and, to make matters worse, wants to fight on the side of the very Islamic extremists who attacked us on 9-11, more than 12 years ago.
Washington Post has the bad news. The rebel groups are rallying under the banner of those keen on imposing Sharia law on the people of Syria:
American hopes of winning more influence over Syria’s fractious rebel movement faded Wednesday after 11 of the biggest armed factions repudiated the Western-backed opposition coalition and announced the formation of a new alliance dedicated to creating an Islamic state.
The al-Qaeda-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra, designated a terrorist organization by the United States, is the lead signatory of the new group, which will further complicate fledgling U.S. efforts to provide lethal aid to “moderate” rebels fighting to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Others include the Tawheed Brigade, the biggest Free Syrian Army unit in the northern city of Aleppo; Liwa al-Islam, the largest rebel group in the capital, Damascus; and Ahrar al-Sham, the most successful nationwide franchise of mostly Syrian Salafist fighters. Collectively, the new front, which does not yet have a formal name but has been dubbed by its members the “Islamist Alliance,” claims to represent 75 percent of the rebels fighting to topple Assad.
Gen. Salim Idriss, the head of the moderate Supreme Military Council and the chief conduit for U.S. aid to the rebels, cut short a visit to Paris after the announcement of the alliance overnight Tuesday and will head to Syria on Thursday to attempt to persuade the factions to reconsider, according to the council’s spokesman, Louay al-Mokdad.
The new alliance stressed that it was not abandoning Idriss’s council, only the exiled political opposition coalition, which, it said in a statement, “does not represent us.”
These are the assholes that Obama is now arming. Let there be no doubt–Barack Obama has made America into a State Sponsor of Terrorism. While Obama will try to find ways to excuse and justify such reprehensible behavior, the facts are clear–we are backing terrorists committed to forcing all who dare to call Syria home into the tyranny of Muslim religious rule.
So, it is one, two, three, what are we fighting for? The Russians should have a field day blasting Obama and the United States for its hubris and hypocrisy.