There were, of course, many, many reasons for the fall of the Roman Empire. Often times, it’s difficult to determine a cause from a symptom, such as it is when considering the mercenaries Rome hired.
Many of the mercenaries Rome hired had a natural antagonism towards Rome to begin with. But, Rome would hire them, thus, enriching and strengthening the mercenaries which had a natural antagonism towards Rome. With the better view of hindsight, we can now see and understand how Rome’s actions were of supreme idiocy, and this alone was a huge contributor, if not the primary cause, of the fall of Rome.
Fortunately, history doesn’t repeat itself …….. Oh, wait!!!!!!!
When researchers such as myself have reported that the United States is funding al-Qaeda, Nusra, ISIS and other related terror organizations in Syria, we were not kidding. Still, despite the fact that even the U.S. government itself has admitted that it was funding terrorists– directly and indirectly through Saudi Arabia, the suggestion was met with disbelief, ridicule, or either entirely ignored.
Now, however, the United States government has admitted that it funds terrorists on the ground in Syria yet again, this time placing an individual dollar amount on the assistance provided.
According to the Pentagon, Syrian “rebels” being trained and “vetted” by the United States are receiving “compensation” to the tune of anywhere between $250 to $400 per month to act as America’s proxy forces in the Middle East. Reuters reports that the payment levels were confirmed by the Pentagon and also that the Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and Navy Commander Elissa Smith both separately admitted the fact that these “new” terrorists are receiving a stipend.
Reuters also reported on alleged obstacles the Pentagon claims it is facing regarding the ability to train the death squad volunteers due to a lack of ability to “vet” them appropriately as well as a bizarre incident where fighters abandon the mission after having received training from the US military. The reason provided by the Pentagon was that the fighters did not want to sign a contract to avoid fighting Assad. But, in the same report, the Pentagon states that there was no such contract – only one requiring them to “respect human rights” and “the rule of law,” so the reason provided for the disappearance of these fighters lacks legitimacy. One can only speculate as to where these “trainees” disappeared to. …..
Read the rest at the link.
Well, anyone with an operating synapse knew this was happening. But, for our government to admit is ….. well …. it crushes my spirit.
Don’t get me wrong, I think Assad is a scumbag, and he truly is a tyrant. However, it isn’t just questionable, but, supreme idiocy to fund even greater scumbags and tyrants to overthrow Assad.
ISIS was created by the funding of the US and our allies in this madness.
This is what happens when leftards, who reject history and make up pretend worlds, (such as believing Cuba is some sort of ecological Nirvana) run things.
May God be merciful to my children and grand-children.