It's suddenly big news that "rebels" the US and her proxy hand-maids have been busy weaponizing in Syria for the past three years decided to go next door and put the run to the Iraqi army that the US has invested $20 billions in training. Those trainees can't doff their kit quick enough to get out of the way of the jihadist tsunami sweeping across the west of Iraq.
There is of course much hand-wringing, soul-searching, and gnashing of teeth in the Nations of Virtue about how things could possibly have come to this. Some Beltway think-tankers now claim to have seen this coming...
Well no shit!
America and her NATO flunkies destroyed a perfectly viable and stable country with the invasion of 2003. This latest spasm is just the most recent twist in the bloody death spiral that America unleashed then.
But what's becoming ever more difficult to deny is that the American taxpayer, the little guys who never wanted this war in the first place, have been paying to arm all sides in this catastrophe.
A reasonable question at this juncture would be; does any of the money lavished on all sides in the Middle East make America safer?
Or does in merely make the war-profiteers richer?