Saturday, March 2, 2013
A French Report on Our Involvement in Syria
"Your shoes are fantastic, Francois."
"So are yours, Jean."
According to a report in Le Figaro, US Special Forces are training Syrian rebels in Jordan.
For those of you who don't read French (like me and John Kerry), here is a report in English from the Times of London:
In some respects, this can be defended since the regime of Bashar Assad is killing its own people in a frenzy. It would also represent a defeat for Iran and Hezbollah in Lebanon, both of whom are allied with the Syrian regime. On the other hand, we have the experience of Libya. Do we really have a handle on whom we are supporting here? Or will we see another Islamic regime take over with elements who will turn those weapons on us? We know that some of the fighters are tied into Al Qaeda.
The Middle East is a boiling cauldron with all kinds of fractions, tribes and religious sects killing each other. How deeply do we want to get involved in this trying to find governments that will be friendly to us? In the end, I think it is a fool's errand.
I guess that's why John Kerry is now running around over there.