Wednesday, September 4, 2013

If we invade, they will pay says Kerry

How about this.  Unnamed Arab countries have offering to foot the entire bill for our usurpation of Assad and Kerry appears to say the administration is thinking about it.

Are you f#*king kidding me?  Sorry for the profanity kids but is this real?  Would it be even legal?  The implications of this are staggering; if we agreed to take their money we would be nothing less that Al-Qaeda's hired guns.

If we did what they are asking, what would the new regime in Syria look like?  Think Afghanistan 2.0 and you would have some idea of the trouble we would have created.

This is insane, I would hope there is no serious consideration of accepting.  Then again, Obama has done some weird stuff as President so as impossible as it sounds, there is an air of plausibility.

From The Washington Post August 4

Kerry: Arab countries offered to pay for invasion

Secretary of State John Kerry said at Wednesday’s hearing that Arab counties have offered to pay for the entirety of unseating President Bashar al-Assad if the United States took the lead militarily.

“With respect to Arab countries offering to bear costs and to assess, the answer is profoundly yes,” Kerry said. “They have. That offer is on the table.”

Asked by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) about how much those countries would contribute, Kerry said they have offered to pay for all of a full invasion.

“In fact, some of them have said that if the United States is prepared to go do the whole thing the way we’ve done it previously in other places, they’ll carry that cost,” Kerry said. “That’s how dedicated they are at this. That’s not in the cards, and nobody’s talking about it, but they’re talking in serious ways about getting this done.

So that statement implies that with us or without us, the removal of Assad will happen.  I wonder what our price would be, I mean over and above the actual cost of the attack.  Would we do it for 100B?  200B?  Everyone has their price, if that price was met by the Arab countries, would we really say no?

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