The following is an editorial written by Richard Allen Jones and slightly edited by Aubrey Baily, who posted it on social media to help it go viral. It is so brilliant that we couldn’t resist posting it on YouTube to get the word out further and to give credit to its original author, whose editorial clears up nothing–but that’s the whole point.
Are you confused by what is going on in the Middle East? Let me explain. We support the Iraqi gov’t in its fight against the Islamic State, otherwise known as ISIS or ISIL. We don’t like the Islamic State; but the Islamic State is supported by Saudi Arabia, whom we do like. We don’t like President Assad in Syria. We support the fight against him, but not ISIS–which is also fighting against him.
We don’t like Iran, but the Iranian government supports the Iraqi government against The Islmaic State. So, some of our friends support our enemies, and some of our enemies are our friends, and some of our enemies are fighting our other enemies, whom we don’t want to lose; but we don’t want our enemies who are fighting our enemies to win.
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If the people we want to defeat are defeated, they might be replaced by people we like even less. And, all this was started by us invading a country to drive out terrorists who weren’t actually there until we went in to drive them out – do you understand now?
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