In our first conversation on TECN.tv, We take a trip around the world and US. Addressing the potential threats from the Sun, PKK (terrorists), and Red Flags
The potential for further destabilization in this part of the Middle East appears to be growing. The conflict between the US and its NATO ally Turkey is widening, even as the US is being drawn into a battle of influence with Russia.
Yes, the failure of Pres. Obama to mention the 10 sailors at SOTU, followed by a quick AMERICAN apology, got our soldiers back and preserved the Nuke deal. It equally elevates the power of Iran, and decimates the power of the US. But, to Kerry this is a positive.
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
Ultimately, the Obama Administration has turned the Iran nuclear deal into an internal battle over partisan support, instead of a national safety issue.
“I go into this skeptical, I have been skeptical, and I am not going to make a final decision until that skepticism is fully relieved.” – Rep. Steve Israel
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.
America, once the guardian of nuclear proliferation worldwide, has now become a mere voyeur. Low information voters and die-hard supporters of President Obama are watching an edited play-by-play of the long-term escalation of violence that will encompass and affect the nation in ways that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan combined never reached.
While it may feel good to say that the answer to ISIS and similar fanatical terrorist groups is just ignoring them, or trying to keep them preoccupied, it is hardly an effective plan. Perhaps if President Obama and his Administration could spend as much energy and focus on restricting the territorial growth of ISIS, and on encouraging real action against Boko Haram as opposed to hashtags slogans, then there could be time and opportunity to address the other factors they are promoting.