After meeting with Al Qaeda-aligned rebels in Syria, McCain describes the “moving experience” that he had:
“It was a very moving experience to meet these fighters who have been struggling now for over two years.”
McCain then followed with a plea for more U.S. assistance to the rebels:
“Their message was, to be frank with you: they do not understand,” he said. “They do not understand why we won’t help them.
McCain also cannot understand why Americans are against intervention in Syria. Here are a few reasons:
- The American public (not the government) is overwhelmingly against any type of Syrian entanglement. The public, much to the dismay of the neocons, is largely unmoved by the interventionists’ propaganda about the necessity to intervene there. Everywhere the U.S. military gets involved (see Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, etc.) the situation ends up much worse than before the intervention. Hopefully more and more Americans are starting to realize this.
- Military adventurism is bleeding the U.S. economy dry. The tremendous amount of money and resources needed to keep the military empire going has the U.S. economy on life support.
- The U.S. has a horrible track record with arming rebels. Back in the day, the U.S. armed Osama Bin Laden and other “freedom fighters” in Afghanistan. Most recently, the U.S. armed rebels in Libya. Those guns ended up turning on the U.S., taking out the lives of Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans.
In these times, the American public being overwhelmingly against something doesn’t necessarily stop it from happening anyway (See TARP, etc.). This is yet another irony considering that many U.S. invasions are sold to the public as “bringing democracy” to those other backwards nations.
Unfortunately, the U.S. government will likely continue to use roundabout ways to become more involved in Syria, while always staying alert for an opening to go all in. The fact that Free Syrian Army rebels have annihilated an entire Christian village, including women and children, will be an afterthought.
The War Machine is on a mission.