Who Hijacked Our Country

Sunday, July 29, 2007

American Soldiers Killed with American Weapons

After the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in 1979, our government supplied weapons to Afghan rebels to help them drive out the Soviets. Some of these rebel groups later turned against us and mutated into Islamic terrorist groups, including al Qaeda.

In the early 1980s we poured weapons into Iraq to help them in their war with Iran (“the enemy of my enemy is my friend”). Then we were shocked by the Frankenstein we’d created, and we had to invade Iraq because they had “Weapons of Mass Destruction.”

Well, at least we've learned from our mistakes. We won't do anything like that again now, will we.

Let’s see, most of the 9/11 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia. Among the terrorists and suicide bombers in Iraq, nearly half of them — more than from any other country — are from Saudi Arabia. The Saudi government is possibly the worst police state in the world; far worse than Iraq ever was under Saddam Hussein. And there's been all kinds of speculation about the close ties between the bin Laden clan and the Saudi Royal Family.

So, whaddya say we sell a bunch of weapons to Saudi Arabia. Satellite-guided bombs, new naval vessels — come on, they're our friends; we can trust them. They’ll be our faithful allies against Iran.

The Bush Administration motto seems to be: "Every time I stick my finger in that electric socket I get a shock. I think I'll stick my finger in there again and see what happens."



Blogger Lizzy said...

Round and round we go.

July 30, 2007 at 8:49 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Lizzy: Yup, the cycle continues.

July 30, 2007 at 10:13 AM  
Blogger Larry said...

Why isn't arming the enemy treason?

July 30, 2007 at 12:51 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Larry: It certainly should be considered treason. It would be if Clinton did it.

July 30, 2007 at 2:27 PM  
Blogger LET'S TALK said...

I sure hope this is blocked by our government. Just knowing this guy cannot get his way on some of his stupid ideals are just good for this country.

July 30, 2007 at 8:26 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Let's Talk: Yeah, I hope this gets blocked. That arms sale should be appalling to everybody no matter what their political views are.

July 30, 2007 at 8:31 PM  
Blogger Larry said...

How do we know Bush hasn't secretly sold Nukes to Bin Laden!

He sells everything else to the enemy.

July 31, 2007 at 1:24 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Larry: At this point I wouldn't put anything past Bush. For all we know he and bin Laden have been secretly IMing each other for years. "25% of Americans still believe all my bullshit about 9/11. They still think I'm gonna hunt you down and bring you back dead or alive. Teeheeheehee."

July 31, 2007 at 1:50 PM  
Blogger Damien said...

I'm just thinking that George has been reaching into the bad ideas box again. Heard they were selling all the high end stuff including JDAMS.

Hmmm nukes for OBL, yeah kinda sounds legit these days.

July 31, 2007 at 4:16 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Damien: Yup, it's that ol' bad ideas box again. Every time Bush reaches in there he comes up with another doozer.

July 31, 2007 at 5:04 PM  
Blogger enigma4ever said...

no kidding.....and the hijackers of 911 were from where? trained where? .....oh never mind...That was then and this is ...then....

I will be adding your blog to the blogroll....

July 31, 2007 at 8:05 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Enigma4ever: Yup, nothing like selling advanced weapons to the country that produced and trained the 9/11 hijackers.

Thanks, and I'll add you to my links.

July 31, 2007 at 11:34 PM  
Blogger Mentarch said...

How does that saying goes again?

Ah, yes:

"You only reap what you have sown" ...

August 1, 2007 at 3:29 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Mentarch: True. Unfortunately the people who are sowing this are the Pentagon and the corporations whose bidding they're doing. And the reaping will be done by the soldiers and civilians who get killed with these weapons.

August 1, 2007 at 4:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well this is the first DIRECT sale. All others have been through middlemen and I guess the government wants a better cut.

Besides like the Iranians 30 years ago the Saudi's are paying full price


August 2, 2007 at 6:57 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Erik: Yup, the government will be getting a better cut this time.

August 2, 2007 at 7:50 PM  
Anonymous romunov said...

Have you seen this one yet?

August 5, 2007 at 9:11 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Romunov: Interesting. Thanks for the link. Or as the saying goes, "curiouser and curiouser."

August 5, 2007 at 10:24 AM  

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