07-16-2016, 01:16 PM
Erdogan is a monster as are many dictators' juntas the U.S. military trains and arms . It's bad enough they repress, torture and murder huge numbers of their own people with our weaponry and training, but when the U.S. military trains and arms these despots to overthrow governments that are no threat whatsoever to the U.S. homeland i have a _real_ problem with that.
The U.S. military needs to stop training and arming the militaries and police forces of despots in countries like Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, etc. In the 1950s thru the 1980s (and still to a smaller extent ) the U.S. miitary trained the death squads in Latin America that tortured and murdered hundreds of thousands of innocent people. Our military trained and armed Osama Bin Laden and the Taliban (Mujahadeen) back in the late 1970s thru the 1980s to orchestrate the overthrow of the democratically elected leader of Afghanistan (in the 1960s women in Kabul wore mini-skirts/hi heels and looked like American women (today they live in mud huts and wear garb where only their eyes can be seen). Our military actually trained neo-Nazis who swore allegiance to Adolf Hitler in Ukraine in 2014. Our military trained one of the highest commanders in ISIS today back in the 1990s for the Yugoslavian war. And of course as we all know our military and cia trained and armed the jihadists in Libya to overthrow Gaddafi (hence Benghazi) and then sent those jihadists to overthrow Assad. Two Russian pilots in Syria died last week because ISIS brought down their helicopter with a U.S. made TOW missile. This past week the same happened only ISIS brought down Syrian planes with U.S. TOW missiles. Ask yourself: why does ISIS have U.S. made TOW missiles to bring down airplanes? A Univ. of Oklahoma professor specializing in Syria says 80% of U.S. weaponry are in the hands of al Qaeda and ISIS in Syria. There are no "moderate" rebels: the handful that exists fights on the battlefield right next to (and takes orders from) al Qaeda.
There might be some very tiny exceptions to this "training" the world's armies and police, but imho the vast result of this is a huge increase in the U.S. debt, millions of repressed people who hate us because of it, destroyed countries/cultures in total anarchy, and endless blowback against our country.
If it were up to me, the first thing I'd do is stop all the training.