Originally Posted by T-post Tom
All that blood and treasure...
Anyone who thinks that we can buy friends in that region with blood and treasure are solely mistaken.
You would think that if we give American lives to help you, that would cement a friendship. Done deal, right?
Just a matter of time before our friends become our enemies. But, WTF can we do about it? We can't just embrace dictators, Kings who toe the USA line. They will eventually be overthrown and the citizens that were oppressed are madder than ever at us and want to kill us.
there are no good options until the extreme parts of the muslim community are rejected by the majority.
It's going to be a long hard haul but its not hopeless. The unarmed citizens of Benghazi on their own threw out the militia that attacked our embassy.