Friday, June 13, 2014

Obama's greatest challenge .

 Pres. Obama Can't fix the Mess Bush made in
Iraq is going to be Pres. Obama's great challenge .  Islamist armies are literally carving up Iraq , and now Obama weighs on military action --- sorry it's way to late . Two years ago the Obama administration had enough intelligence on the situation in Iraq was deteriorating , like Benghazi Libya the call to arms was long on the waiting call. The third Iraq war has just begun in earnest. And it's created what may be the most devilish foreign policy problem of Barack Obama's presidency, pitting two pillars of his administration's foreign policy against each other: his strategy of using drones to counter violent extremism versus his ironclad commitment to ending Bush's war in Iraq.So which way is Obama leaning? As of now, it looks like he's trying to keep America out of this fight. Emboldened militants, backed by Sunni tribal leaders, pushed toward Baghdad on Friday as increasingly nervous U.S. officials mulled their limited options to help slow the militants' advance.---- *** the President will not send troops , most likely airstrikes . The mess in Iraq certainly is our American problem & our politicians created a vary serious  situation . Let me get this straight, the U.S. arms and trains al Qaeda in Syria and now we are to believe they are an enemy in Iraq? Iran has deployed its Al Qods Brigades chief Gen. Qassem Soleimani to Baghdad to teach Iraq how to fight al Qaeda the proper way! Iran and the U.S. can become allies in this fight in Iraq, how sweet things turn around these days.. Obamas foreign policy seems to be a mess right now; Why do they spend billions building up the Iraqi army, while at the same time funding and arming these jihadists across the border in Syria, who these Iraqi soldiers are battling? Hypocrisy at its height among the western media and leadership. The good thing is that fewer Americans are getting brainwashed with the advent of alternative media and the establishment loosing much control over the media. First, his Friday speech on Iraq set a very high threshold for US military involvement in Iraq. Obama blamed Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's Shia sectarian government for the rise of Sunni extremist group (1). ISIS. His core argument, repeated throughout the speech, is that the crisis can't be solved without Iraqi political reform. Obama genuinely does not appear to believe that a few American bombs would help that much in this case, even though he left the possibility open.

The Reality : Let's get out of Iraq.  Why are we in Iraq any how , bottom line our nation invaded Iraq , and Afghanistan in the wake of  9-11 , we overthrew "governments" hostile to us , replaced their rulers with "puppets" .The Iraqi invasion is the last geo-political action of the industrial age. It is not a sign of American strength, but the final last-gasp of the American empire. President Obama said Thursday he won't "rule out" any options to stem the growing violence in Iraq that has left an al Qaeda splinter group in control of two major cities and on a march to Baghdad. Sure enough Iraq had become a costly problem to the United States.

*** Throwing away victory: Obama refused to treat Iraq like Korea or Germany. He declined to leave any American troops or American bases in Iraq. And so he is throwing away the victory that Bush left to him. Mar 2013 update"American military forces are long gone, and Iraqi officials say Washington's political influence in Baghdad is now virtually nonexistent. ... Overall, Iraqi officials and analysts say, Washington has pursued a policy of near-total disengagement, with policy decisions largely relegated to the embassy in Baghdad. Some tribal leaders complain that the Americans have not contacted them since U.S. troops left in late 2011. ... "The Americans have no role. Nobody listens to them. They lost their power in this country," said Deputy Prime Minister Saleh Mutlaq, a Sunni, commenting on the disappearance of the Americans as a broker for most of Iraq's disputes. The vacuum has been filled in large part by Iran and by Iraq's Sunni neighbors". (1). ISIS , The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (alternatively translated as Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) (Arabicالدولة الاسلامية في العراق والشام‎ ad-Dawlat al-Islāmiyya fī’l-‘Irāq wa’sh-Shām), abbreviated as ISIL or ISIS, is an unrecognized state and active Jihadist militant group in Iraq and Syria influenced by the Wahhabi movement.[27][28] In its unrecognized self-proclaimed status as an independent state, it claims the territory ofIraq and Syria, with implied future claims intended over more of the Levant—for example, Lebanon.

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