Monday, June 05, 2006

What could possibly go wrong?

Blowback - when helping the enemy of your enemy turns out to be a mistake.

1917 - Germany finances the Bolshevik revolution, as they oppose Russia. The Bolshevik Revolution succeeds, forming the USSR, which eventually takes East Germany.
1981 - Regan finances the Contras, as they are against the Sandinista socialist movement. They do this via missile sales to Iran. The resulting scandal leads to an injunction against the US by the world court, and destroys the credibility of Reagan.
1980-1986 - US finances the Mujehadeen, as they oppose Soviet Russia. The Mujehadin kicks the Soviets out of Afghanistan, and twenty years later, destroy the World Trade Center.

And now...

2006 -
The United States has been funneling more than $100,000 a month to warlords battling Islamist militia in Somalia, according to a Somalia expert who has conferred with the groups in the country.


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