There are loads of “stupid” people

Early days, and all that, but one of the main threads that is coming out in the aftermath of the flight MH17 is that Putin provided these pro-Russian forces with some pretty advanced weaponry. Take a look at Josh Marshall, for example, whose key paragraph is:

The audio tapes posted by The New York Times might as well be from some future Russia-based version of Waiting for Guffman or Best in Show, a comical rendering of rustics and morons stumbling into an event of vast carnage and international consequence mainly because they’re hotheads and idiots – the kind of people no one in their right minds would give world class weaponry to. It’s like finding some white supremacist/militia types on their little compound in the inter-Mountain west and giving them world class missile launchers and heavy armaments.

Not sure what evidence there is that these guys are morons and/or hotheads, and that no one in their right minds would give weapons to, but America has been giving some pretty stupid people, like, say, Saddam Hussein, and any other pro-Whatever forces some weapons to do some stupid things with.

I’ll leave that train of thought, first because America didn’t directly give Hussein actual weapons, but instead arranged to make sure he had some, and secondly because the bigger train of thought is this:

All this weaponry that is laying around, eventually will be put into the hand of a “moron” or just plain troublemaker, who could do some pretty stupid things with it, including the initial act of a war that results in the death of our very planet.

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