I contend that even the election of Barack Obama was a case of national Stockholm Syndrome.
The effect of these deliveries is to deter a UN resolution approving creation of a no-fly zone in Syria, as occurred in Libya which evolved into a NATO air combat campaign with limited ground intervention.
After President Barack Obama decided to intervene militarily in the Libyan revolution -- and after he reportedly signed a finding authorizing covert action there -- weapons went from Libya to Syrian rebels, Algerian terrorists and al-Qaida in Mali.
Ten years ago this week, Americans were about to be introduced to a strange new concept, as they awaited the U.S. war to bring regime change in Iraq. Coined by American military officers, it encapsulated a situation in which everything went right until everything went wrong. The term was "catastrophic success."
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