Oct
16
2015

Some idiot Obama administration official opened his/her pie-hole on arming Syrian Kurds.

FIND OUT WHO LEAKED THIS, AND HAVE HIM OR HER ARRESTED.  I am not joking.

Last weekend, the White House announced that the U.S. had dropped 50 tons of ammunition to Syrian Arabs fighting the Islamic State. Some officials now say that the new Arab coalition was a front and that Kurdish groups received most of the weapons — as the U.S. intended.

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One senior administration official who works on the issue told us that the White House knew that the coalition was likely to pass on most if not all of the weapons to the Kurds.

You do NOT talk about this! You do not BRAG about this! You do not tell a reporter, you do not tell your mother, you do not tell your priest, you do not tell your spouse, you do not tell YOURSELF! You do not mutter this in your sleep!  You just do it, and never ever ever say, breathe, mutter, sub-vocalize, or visualize a word on the matter.  Because if you do all of that, then you can do it again.

God save the Republic from tough-guy politicians. And other fools of that ilk.

Via Hot Air Headlines.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

PS: Yes, I know that nobody will be arrested. I am resigned to nobody getting arrested. But… you don’t talk about this stuff!

PPS: I asked myself at one point, Where were these people during the Cold War, anyway? Then I remembered: half of ’em were busy being useful idiots for the Other Side.

10 Comments

  • nicklevi86 says:

    RE: “Were busy being useful idiots for the Other Side.”
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    What is this “were” you speak of? Was there a change in status we didn’t hear about?

  • Antoninus Pius says:

    instead of arrest, i saw we air-drop him/her over ISIS-controlled territory. they will no doubt treat that person appropriately.

  • acat says:

    I would settle for this individual never again being able to find work that requires any level of security .. selling used cars, for example.
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    Mew

  • Luke says:

    Whereas the state of Iraq we made treaties with no longer exists in any meaningful sense, any agreements made with that state are now null and void.
    Whereas the Islamic State is self-evidently an enemy of ours and a threat to the stability of the region, it is in our national interests to arm those allies that are willing and able to repulse the attacks of the Islamic State.
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    Therefore, it is American policy to arm the Kurds in the face of that threat. May they be victorious.
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    No skullduggery necessary. No macho posturing. Just state the obvious, and take a side.
    And if it happens to put the squeeze on Edrogan, so much the better.

    • Mikey NTH says:

      Yes, that is fine. Now – you don’t acknowledge that you are actually arming the one group in the area that is competent, not anti-American, and that is considered an enemy by Turkey. Turkey – who is also a NATO member, controls the Dardenelles and Bospourus, could allow Russia to overfly its territory, could also permit Iran public access through its airspace and over its ground – that Turkey.

      • Luke says:

        Turkey siding with Russia and Iran would be an improvement at this point.
        Right now, they’re de facto allies of the Islamic State.
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        Nor have I forgotten the active betrayal Turkey pulled with respect to the Iraq invasion.
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        Or the Turkish government making and distributing anti-American propaganda.
        Not to mention the chaos Turkey is actively sowing in Europe.
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        Not to mention Edrogan purging of secular elements of his country, up to and including public assassinations. As his government systematically becomes more and more militantly Islamist.
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        I sure remember how helpful they were when Russia invaded Geogia.
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        And how they delayed the rescue mission in Somalia.
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        I’m pretty sure I can come up with other examples of what a superswell ally Turkey is if you’d like me to.
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        You want to invoke Realpolitik?
        Fine.
        Signing a piece of paper does not make Turkey an ally in any meaningful sense.
        They are not a client state.
        This so-called “alliance” benefits us in no way, shape, or form.
        They currently act as a satellite state for the Islamic State. Which I must note, is our declared enemy.
        Turkey becoming a satellite state of Russia would be a marked improvement over the status quo. And Putin is just ruthless enough to make that happen.

        • acat says:

          Note that cutting off U.S. aid to Turkey would put both Edrogan and Putin in .. “Interesting Times”…
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          Mew

  • Darin_H says:

    I’m ready for the Fredo (I’m smart, not dumb like everyone says) Administration to end and the Adults to be back in charge.

  • Herp McDerp says:

    You do NOT talk about this! You do not BRAG about this! […] God save the Republic from tough-guy politicians. And other fools of that ilk.
     
    You mean tough-guy politicians of the sort that bragged of having seized Osama bin Laden’s computers in the raid on his compound? Let’s see … who was that …

  • shadowofashade says:

    “Some officials now say that the new Arab coalition was a front and that Kurdish groups received most of the weapons — as the U.S. intended.”

    Is the administration just trolling us on this? I’m not really certain that the current US administration would do something as rational as arming the Kurds.

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