posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 12:53 PM
reply to post by TinfoilTP
Every time you see a weapon in someones hands, in the middle east or Africa etc, it is an AK47.
Saddam had Russian tanks.
Assad has Russian arms for his entire military.
Go blow smoke up someone elses a$$.
Ahh, dissembling as usual. At least you're consistent.
You know well and good that even though you can provide some examples to the contrary, the point still stands - we arm (and train) the world, and have
at multiple times directly armed and trained those we later condemned and invaded with chemical weapons and worse (as well as those who just commit
atrocities we don't really seem too concerned about)...some famous examples being Operation Fast & Furious, the Iran-Contra Affair, the arming of
both Iran and Iraq against each other in the 80s, arming Al Qaeda against the Soviets in Afghanistan, the IMET program, our indirect contributions to
the Guatemalan genocide, and so on.
To assume that the government itself, let alone arms manufacturers, US-based contractors, and others who likely have even less restraint, have stopped
at this point - or that we won't end up fighting/condemning/invading some of those we now consider our "allies" and are arming/training at some
point in the next few decades - is a willing delusion or blatant falsity.
So I'll keep my smoke right where it's at, thanks. You can act like what I've said isn't true, but the only people buying that are those who
simply don't like the moral debt we bear for it.