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."
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