Is there some unwritten rule saying the US has to commit the same tragic mistakes over and over again?
It’s not our business!! Guaranteed, if we arm any of them, those people and weapons will be turned against us.
Young people won’t remember this, but, at one time Iran and the US were allies. We supported them. It’s worked out so well for us.
We armed the Afghans to fight the Soviets. We sure won their hearts and minds.
We’re still giving aid to Pakistan, they only housed and protected Bin Laden for years. And, they’ve imprisoned and have tortured the fellow who told us where he was hiding. It sure feels good to help those people out!
Remember how we helped Muslims in Bosnia? We killed a bunch of Christians to defend their sorry asses. And they repaid us with fighting in Iraq, against the US.
Libya? How much money and munitions did we give those people? Well, they only killed our ambassador and a few others.
No, we can’t arm the “right” Syrians. Regardless of who we arm, they will turn on us. Our best approach is to grab some popcorn and watch despots and tyrants kill each other. Or, don’t watch if your stomach is queasy. Harsh? Perhaps, but, that’s the reality. We’ve no business picking sides or even involving ourselves in the slightest of ways. If we do, we know it will cause the loss of American lives and treasure.