Didn't learn a thing. After spending $billions in Iraq, training and arming their forces, we were told to leave by the existing government there. We did that. Concerned and somewhat pessimistic, we honored that request. (If one could consider it request).
Along comes some 2000 ISIS fighters and as many as 10,000 Iraqi forces drop there arms, abandon their post and haul ass down the road swapping uniform for civilian garb. I didn't realize that 'bust and run' was a part of their training. It wasn't ever a part of mine. At that point I said; screw 'em. If they can't defend their own country after training, supplying and arming them, The country obviously doesn't mean anything to them and it's not worth fighting for, don't come crying for help. Apparently our government sees something there worth fighting for. Any ideas as to what that might be?
Our government supports Two opposing factions in Syria to fight against that government. How's that working out for the civilians?
Libya? I still scratch my head over that one and I can't close my eyes while thinking about it 'cause all I envision is cackles Hillary saying we - ---- ---- -- - -- --and he's dead, cackle, cackle ha ha. Apparently Gaddafi was becoming to powerful and independent to control more oil than the Saudis have.
I saved a link on Libya. Interesting reading. http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/10/20/libya-from-africas-wealthiest-democracy-under-gaddafi-to-terrorist-haven-after-us-intervention I guess that'll teach 'em.