I suppose we’ve come full circle. It is we who helped create the Mujaheddin in Afghanistan, the guerrilla army which morphed into Al Qaeda. Now again we may be fighting on the same side. We appear to have learned nothing from our 3 decades of wandering (while being shot at) in the desert.
(From The Independent)
There will be some ironies, of course. While the Americans drone al-Qa’ida to death in Yemen and Pakistan – along, of course, with the usual flock of civilians – they will be giving them, with the help of Messrs Cameron, Hollande and the other Little General-politicians, material assistance in Syria by hitting al-Qa’ida’s enemies. Indeed, you can bet your bottom dollar that the one target the Americans will not strike in Syria will be al-Qa’ida or the Nusra front.