To put this into perspective with clarity, the thinking that promotes the concept that policy change will improve relations with radical fanatical Islamic terrorists and nations promoting terror is akin to saying that since children are innocent suicide bombs won’t kill them. The statement, and mindset behind it, is both ludicrous and offensive at every level.
An attempt to attack the US Marine Corps, and civilians in Manhattan, have yet to be defined in what seems to be the most clear and obvious definition possible. Which should bring to question why.
If the sentencing of Elfgeeh is an example of the direction of the nation in such cases, Bergdahl and Khweis may be facing long prison sentences.
According to the Amnesty International analysis ISIS has US weapons mainly due to “…decades of irresponsible arms transfers to Iraq and multiple failures by the U.S.-led occupation administration to manage arms deliveries and stocks securely, as well as endemic corruption in Iraq itself.”
Ultimately the question many could be asking this holiday is if our inaction and absentee leadership is worth the partisan dream of a slightly less carbon-filled world
The warning signs seem to be in front of the nation now. But will the Obama Administration notice, or just scoff at the next “JV” team in the Middle East?
It is a plan without a clear end-point, either in time or proof of success. Perhaps most importantly, to-date it (debatably) has not been an effective plan. But it now is (once again) America’s plan under the Obama Administration.
What does all this mean? One interpretation can be that the Obama Administrations international policy, especially in regard to the Middle East and specifically Iran, is convoluted and focused on the impression of success rather than the reality.
“At this moment, no country has been ask to put boots on the ground…” – Secretary Kerry. “…airstrikes alone, can backfire on us and actually strengthen our foes’ credibility.” – Retired Marine Gen. Mattis. Khorasan Group “…is focused on trying to build bombs capable of being sneaked onto airliners…” Bob Orr. And finally “”…the Obama Administration would like us to do the right thing in as chaotic and confused a way as possible.” – Jon Stewart
So the plan is to arm Syrian anti-Assad rebels to fight another group of anti-Assad rebels that were previously armed by the US. And without any nation’s ground troops present, it essentially relies on the honor code that this next batch of armed rebels won’t turn around and be a threat next. How well has that plan worked so far?