This video is courtesy of C-Span. It shows an American senator grilling fellow Senators and an Army General on America’s futile strategy in Syria and the Middle East. It will hopefully shed a bit of light on the complex system of alliances and conflicts that exist between the The West, states in the Middle East and Jihadist groups like ISIS.
Please watch and share.
And if you are still confused I have quoted here the following lines from Aubrey Bailey of Fleet, Hampshire, when she wrote in to the Daily Mail on September 5. She wrote:
“Are we confused by what is going on in the middle East? Let me explain.
We support the Iraqi government inthe fight against Islamic State. We don’t like IS, but IS is supported by Saudi Arabia, whom we do like.
We dont like President Assad in Syria. We support the fight against him, but not IS, which is also fighting against him.
We don’t like Iran but Iran supports the Iraqi government against IS. So, some of our friends support our enemies, and some of our enemies are our friends, and some of our enemies are fighting against our other enemies, whom we want to lose, but we don’t want our enemies who are fighting our enemies to win.
If the people we want to defeat are defeated, they might be replaced by people we like even less. And all this was started by us invading a country to drive out terrorists who weren’t actually there until we actually went in to drive them out. Do you understand now?”