US backed Sunni militants cross from Syria and into Iraq, causing US backed Iraqi army troops to flee.


I’ve been enjoying not posting about Syria constantly, but this certainly bears posting. Sunni militants crossed the border from Syria into Iraq and overran and took control of Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city. Iraq’s army troops shed their clothes and ran away with civilians. I would like to point out (before the US government cites this as a reason to take further military action in Syria), that these Sunni militants (the US government calls them “rebels” in Syria, but “militants” in Iraq) are US backed, trained and armed. So now, US backed Sunni militants are overrunning the country we destroyed to get rid of Sunni leader, Saddam Hussein. So can we all stop pretending that it isn’t actually the US GOVERNMENT (and OUR money) causing all these problems in the Middle East?

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About Leila

I am a wife and mother. I am an Orthodox Christian. I am a Syrian American with family living in Syria. I am a also a yoga teacher and freelance writer. I recently described myself in a job pitch as "a person who's lived in Portland, Oregon for over 20 years with a passion for writing and a passion for all things Portland. I'm a foodie, knitter, wine and beer lover, bee-keeper (yep, I said it), mead and fruit-liqueur maker, organic gardener, home-canner, hiker, biker, runner, and occasional skinny-dipper. I’ve camped all over the state, I sail a sailboat that’s moored on the Columbia (o.k., I'm the first mate), and I spend a large percentage of my time at our beach house in Seaside." That about sums it up.
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