We're Just Trying To Help?
A writer at antiwar.com explains the causes and results of recent U.S. involvement overseas. I was unaware of the skullduggery going on in Syria before things got out of hand:
"The US had been involved in fomenting unrest in Syria at least five years or more before violence broke out. A WikiLeaks-released cable from 2006 shows how hard the US Embassy in Damascus was working to figure out a way to overthrow the government. Shortly after the partially manufactured protests devolved into violence, the CIA moved in and began arming (and importing) rebels to finish the deed. In five years the country has been destroyed, hundreds of thousands killed, millions left without homes."