The White House’s man in Syria HAS FLED THE SCENE
General Salim Idriss, supreme leader of the Supreme Military Council of “moderates” the United States was backing, noticed the other day that his Islamist allies were seizing his group’s warehouses, which contained trucks, food, medical supplies, laptops and radios.
And so he put two and two together AND DECIDED TO SPLIT.
So long Salim.
He’s in Turkey, which coincidentally might not be a bad codename for President Obama’s Syria policy.
Long ago, when there was a chance of installing someone a little better than our enemy, Bashar Assad, as president of Syria, the White House decided to think on it. Bashar would soon be gone anyway.
Begone, Bashar! said Secretary of State Kerry.
Then the Russians and the Iranians, who don’t dawdle, gave Bashar lots of heavy weapons. And al Qaeda, which doesn’t dawdle unless we have a gun to its head, dispatched its fighters to “join” the rebellion.
And so Kerry and the White House noticed Bashar wasn’t leaving as he’d been asked. Meanwhile the al Qaeda Islamists were starting to kick our guys around. And so America began, hesitantly and with much hand wringing, to give our fellas some light arms to play with.
Well, alas it didn’t work, and the United States looks feckless to the world once again. Better to have just not gotten involved than look like we’re a bunch of indecisive ninnies.
As a public service, White House Dossier has decided to provide Obama and his aides with this video, which we believe explains what happens when one side has superior arms to the other.