Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Our Troops As Hired Mercenaries: Kerry Says Arabs Will Pay Cost Of Syria Invasion
According to the Washington Post, Secretary of State John Kerry once again pointed towards what the Obama Administration ultimately wants..a boots on the ground, Iraq-style invasion and occupation of Syria.
In today's hearing, Secretary Kerry told Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) that the Saudis and GCE countries are happy to hire our troops as mercenaries in Syria.
“With respect to Arab counties offering to bear costs and to assess, the answer is profoundly yes,” Kerry said. “They have. That offer is on the table.”
“In fact, some of them have said that if the United States is prepared to go do the whole thing the way we’ve done it previously in other places, they’ll carry that cost,” Kerry said. “That’s how dedicated they are at this."
And that's the kind of contempt they hold us in. Of course the Arabs would pay us to take out Assad, put a nice Sunni dictatorship in place and bug out. That's what you hire mercenaries for. What they won't pay for is the sacrifice and damage to American families who are going to have to figure out how to go through life without a cherished family member, or the rehab costs for someone who comes home without an arm, eyes or legs. And no wonder..such sacrifices are pretty priceless, especially when there is no American interest at stake, merely President Obama's political agenda.
Nor are the Arabs going to reimburse the American taxpayer for rebuilding Syria after decades of Assad family's mismanagement and two years of civil war, although a number of politically well-connected contractors will certainly reap a bonanza. Or for building up yet another shiny new U.S. trained and equipped Muslim army that would happily turn their guns on Americans in a nanosecond. Syria would make the fourth one of these we've built at America's expense.
If the Saudis want Assad out that badly, they have tanks, planes, and troops available and they can put some of their own boots on the ground for a change. Let them suffer the losses, let them pay to rebuild Syria instead of buying it on the cheap with American blood and treasure.