Required Reading: Funding Jihad


You owe it to yourself to read Sy Hersh's latest piece in The New Yorker, in which he reports that the U.S. Government is now covertly funding Sunni extremists — al Qaeda sympathizers at the very least — in an attempt to constrain Shia / Persian power, particularly in Lebanon.

Because this administration sees the rise of Iran as the greatest geopolitical threat, Hersh says, it is now cynically funnelling money to Sunni jihadists — adherents of the same "evil" ideology as bin Laden and his followers.

The criminal stupidity of treating the enemy of our enemy as our friend, when the enemy of our enemy is the enemy that attacked us on 9/11, is nearly impossible to overstate.

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