Thursday, February 23, 2012
IT MAY NOT BE A GOOD IDEA TO ARM SYRIAN REBELS
Ben Shapiro talks on Big Peace about how GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum supports the idea of arming the opposition in Syria, as he told Hugh Hewitt in the podcast above.
But it's something easier said than done. The problem is that a lot of the opposition themselves are Muslims, and what if, like in Egypt, once they've overthrown the previous government, they too seek to impose a regime with quintuple the sharia? And what if they turn against any and all Christians in the region too? Then the US will have only succeeded in replacing one problem with more of the same.
That's why just giving arms to Syrian rebels may not be advisable if we don't know what their next moves after overthrowing Assad would be. If they too are Muslims, then we could wake up one day to discover that the only way they're thanking the western world is by imposing a continued dictatorship with additional sharia upon their country, laced with more socialism to boot, instead of emulating the concepts that the USA championed to great effect in days gone by.
Posted by Avi Green at 1:25 PM