Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Really, Is This a Good Idea?
Back in the days when General Motors ruled the world it was said that the business of America was business. That's what came to mind on reading an item today about the US ordering more than a thousand Hellfire missiles on behalf of Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Iraq and Qatar.
Just what is Saudi Arabia going to do with hundreds of Hellfire missiles? They don't go to war. We do that for them. They do fund Islamic extremists of the sort that we wind up having to fight. They do use their militaries to brutally suppress dissent, especially of the democratic kind.
We've been arming those fanatical buggers, the princes and sheikhs who quietly fund outfits like al Qaeda and ISIS, to the teeth and what good has come of it?
Let's hope these Hellfires don't find their way into the wrong hands, the guys who could use them against us.