70,000 Kalashnikovs: Cameron's "Moderate" Rebels

Fisk, Robert
http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/11/30/70000-kalashnikovs-camerons-moderate-rebels/

Publisher:  CountePunch
Date Written:  30/11/2015
Year Published:  2015  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX18467

Not since Hitler ordered General Walther Wenck to send his non-existent 12th Army to rescue him from the Red Army in Berlin has a European leader believed in military fantasies as PR Dave Cameron did last week. Telling the House of Commons about the 70,000 "moderate" fighters deployed in Syria was not just lying in the sense that Tony Blair lied - because Blair persuaded himself to believe in his own dishonesty - but something approaching burlesque. It was whimsy - ridiculous, comic, grotesque, ludicrous. It came close to a unique form of tragic pantomime.

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