As the Middle East continues to spiral into chaos as a result of the mess that the US has created in that region, it is remarkable that the very same people who were responsible for that disaster are being invited back by the media to provide analyses of what should be done now. And their advice tends to be uniformly the same: send more weapons to one of other faction in that conflict to fight on behalf of the US.
Jon Stewart in an epic rant on The Daily Show says that even the CIA, a rogue agency that has been funding various militant groups around the world for decades to fight wars by proxy, finds that it almost never works as anticipated and can point to only one short-term ‘success’, and that too ended up as a long-term disaster.
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