THE decision by the United States and Britain to suspend military aid to the Free Syrian Army underscores the stupidity of the venture in the first place.
Many people warned that the aid sent to the Syrian “rebels” would end up in the hands of fanatical anti-western al-Qaeda-linked Jihadists and so it has happened.
While failing to unseat Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, the Saudi Arabia/United States/UK-financed insurgency has razed much of Syria, killed more than 100,000, forced seven million from their homes, stoked Shia-Sunni tensions across the Middle East and enabled al-Qaeda and its allies to carve out a sizeable enclave in northern and eastern Syria.
Washington and her allies have carried out a monstrous crime in Syria, organising and arming the most reactionary forces so as to remove a regime viewed as an obstacle to unbridled western domination of the world’s most important oil-exporting region. The propaganda they sprout dresses up a US- Saudi-fomented Sunni Islamist insurgency as a “revolution”.
Just as 9/11 was a consequence of the stupidity of arming Jihadis against the Russians, so future terrorism here and abroad will be by people the American and British governments helped in Syria.