Members of Congress have pointed to the violence in Syria as an opportunity to launch a humanitarian effort, i.e., a military endeavor, to aid the anti-Assad forces. However, increasing evidence indicates that the “rebels” are indiscriminate terrorists seeking to overthrow the Syrian government at the expense of civilian lives. In fact, the most recent indication of the rebels' lack of concern for "collateral damage" came last week in the bombings in Aleppo that killed approximately 40 civilians and wounded many more.
The Associated Press (AP), quoting Yemeni security officials, reports that a drone believed to be American fired missiles at two cars late Thursday morning, October 4, in Yemen. The officials quoted in the AP story report that “at least five” people were killed, all of whom were traveling in one of the two cars targeted by the drone.
A suicide bomber on foot attacked a joint patrol of coalition and Afghan forces in the crowded center Khost in eastern Afghanistan Monday, killing three international service members and 16 Afghan police officers and civilians, according to witnesses and hospital officials. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
The recent wave of Islamic terrorism and radicalism in the Middle East, from the Arab Spring to the recent September 11, 2012 Benghazi and Cairo attacks, which led to the murder of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and two Navy Seals, were not the work of spontaneous attacks, but rather the result of a decades-long carefully planned Soviet operation by former KGB chief and Soviet leader Yuri Andropov to bring about communist revolution.
United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon called for an end to arms shipments to both sides in Syria’s brutal war between Western-backed rebels and the Bashir al-Assad dictatorship before the conflict spirals out of control. In a speech at the UN General Assembly, however, President Obama promised to continue supporting the jihadist rebellion with U.S. taxpayer funds until the Syrian regime surrenders. Other governments were divided on whether diplomacy or military intervention would be most appropriate.