President Barack Obama on Wednesday proposed a 40 per cent increase in American aid to Pakistan, amounting to USD 1.4 billion,
Washington and its Western allies have renewed bids to expand their support for foreign-sponsored opposition militants in Syria despite growing alarms about their links to the al-Qaeda terror group.
Obama administration will be giving $60 million to a group of Syrian rebels fighting Bashsar Assad. The aid will be given to the Syrian Opposition Coalition, the ostensible counter-weight to the Islamist al-Nusra Front, deemed a terrorist organization by the United States. This hypocrisy was quickly followed up with an announcement on Sunday by Kerry that the administration will be giving Egypt’s increasingly anti-democratic Muslim Brotherhood government $250 million.
Yes, the same “destroy-western-civilization-from-within” Muslim Brotherhood that loudly proclaims their hatred of Israel, longs for the genocide of Jews, and is being armed to the teeth by Barack Hussein Obama with state-of-the-art weaponry is now (again) openly praising Al-Qaeda.
The Obama administration’s policy towards encouraging Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Islamists over the more secular members of the opposition in country after country in the Middle East is part of a very disturbing pattern. The policy is either insane because it amounts to doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results or, more likely, it represents a deliberate decision to rely on the Muslim Brotherhood as a counterweight to what the Obama administration considers to be the more dangerous al Qaeda jihadists. If so, the policy is doomed to fail because the Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda are made from the same Islamist cloth.