originally posted by: mOjOm
a reply to: Willtell
This would be great but you're probably right, it won't pass.
Face it, we arm terrorists and fund them all over the world. Because we ourselves our terrorists and supporters of terrorism as long as it's against
other nations we disagree with or want to remove.
It's not exactly that.
The problem is that you need an adversary
to maintain your strength and keep your forces in a state of readiness.
The reason that the US funds terrorism, is that all of the nations of the world have caught on, and no nation wants to be the punching bag for the
mighty US military.
Given that the nations have opted out, by refusing to play, the US had no choice but to seek out and fund adversaries that recognize no national
borders, but are still too naive to understand the game.
If the US doesn't support its own adversaries, then the US military will become fat and lazy, and incompetent, just like the Russian military, sitting
on their butts all day, doing nothing significant, sailing about ships that should really be in the junk yard, and flying ancient aircraft that belong
in the museum.
Everybody sees how the US played Saddam Husein, treating like a good friend one day, giving him all his weapons, encouraging him to oppose Iran,
inviting him to invade Kuwait, and then turning against him, claiming he had WMD (which the US had given him, so they knew he had this at one time),
and unloading all their old military hardware on him in "the mother of all battles war games", just to give the US military a reality stage to
practice their war-craft and test out their readiness for battle.
The real problem with an adversary that has no national borders, however, is that they don't make a good counterpart for a nations military, since
nations battle well-defined nations, with well-drawn borders and easily recognizable uniforms.
Hence the creation of ISIS, or ISIL, or whatever you want to call them. Give them uniforms, and carve out some territory to call their own, give them
a "nation forming goal" like a "Caliphate", so that they can play the role of opposer in a traditional military context.
This nonsense will only stop when Aliens invade the earth, and as Ronald Regan says, "Gives us all a reason to come together to oppose the
edit on 9-12-2016 by AMPTAH because: (no reason given)