Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Is Obama Bombing the Right Targets?
Maybe Obama needs to expand the target list for his bombers trying to thwart Islamist extremists in Iraq. Why not bomb a few royal palaces in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and other Gulf states? These crown princes and sheikhs unleashed Sunni outfits like Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda and lavishly funded them for years. Many believe they're still funding them under the table.
What sanctions are being imposed on these prominent Arabs by the West? None. Why not? Because they're our friends, supposedly. Or at least they sell us oil and buy our weapons. But what kind of friend supports Wahhabists and Salafists? That would be an underhanded, double-dealing friend and that's no friend at all.
It's time our "friends" were handed the Butcher's Bill for their perfidy. They've got oodles of weapons. We saw to that. They've got plenty of people to use them. We trained those guys. It's time we told our "friends" that it's on them now. It's on them to intervene to defeat ISIS and hunt down Islamist terrorists wherever they have spread.
This is their mess. They can damned well clean it up. Or else we can just start leveling their palaces until they see the light.