Thursday, March 31, 2016

That's Their Story and They're Sticking to It

I'm glad the French navy intercepted these weapons in the northern Indian Ocean, but were they really bound for Somalia?

Hundreds of assault rifles, machine guns and anti-tank weapons were found.

They seized the weapons under a UN embargo to prevent arms from getting to Somali Islamist militants.

Perhaps it comes from decades of living with Clinton parsing of words, but the article reports that the French said the weapons for bound for Somalia, as in, regardless of what is true, they "said" that.

But were they bound for Somalia? Or is that just a convenient story to get weapons off the streets going to Yemen, Gaza, or Sinai because a UN embargo authorizes seizure of weapons going to Somalia?

Good job. No matter where the weapons were going, you can be sure they would harm our interests and kill innocents.