Skip to comments.The War Intensifies. We Babble About Peace and Retreat.
Posted on 03/18/2013 5:39:20 AM PDT by IbJensen
Obama lectures about peace, but the war intensifies. North Korea has cut the hotline with the south, after threatening war, and warns of imminent attack. The Saudis have once again warned Iran to stay away from Abu Musa island. What if they dont? Meanwhile, a leading cleric warns of domestic unrest in the kingdom (h/t Drudge), where the Iranians have long incited the Shia minority to confront the Wahabbi royal family. Small and not-so-small armies are marching over and around Syria. It is said that we are training the Free Syrian Army at a base in Jordan. Cyberattacks against our corporations and government agencies are so common they barely warrant news coverage. Bombs and suicide attacks are daily events in Iraq and Afghanistan. A major Iranian port explodes. The Iranians are shipping Chinese weapons to Shia insurgents in Yemen.
Obama, leading with his behind, swears hes not bluffing, but his actions are those of a man digging deeper into his bomb shelter adding missile defense on the West Coast, pondering another site on the East Coast. Of the United States. And he locks out American tourists from the White House.
No surprise when the Taliban welcomed the new secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, to Afghanistan with a lethal attack, apparently causing the cancellation of a press conference with President Karzai. And of course theres Karzais remarkable accusation of American complicity in Taliban murders of Afghan civilians, a testament to the contempt in which he holds the United States, and the fear he rightly feels towards the Iranian-supported terrorists who operate in his capital.
The cancelled presser may have been a blessing for all concerned, actually. Have a look at Hagel talking to the journalists on his plane en route to Afghanistan. Hes not overcome his awkwardness, lets say. Quite aside from referring to his predecessor as Secretary Spinetta, he replied to a question inviting him to compare Afghanistan with Vietnam basically by saying the world is very complicated
This is not reassuring.
Meanwhile, our erstwhile friends, like Karzai, are running from us, while our enemies clearly think theyve got the wind at their backs, and that they have nothing to fear from us. The Iranians internal propaganda is grinding out stories describing a new American generosity, and the regime is telling the people that sanctions will soon be reduced. Im sure the Iranian workers hope its true, since layoffs are quite widespread. But the regimes main point, that the United States will do nothing to challenge the hegemony of the theocrats, is by now widely accepted. And why not? Our fecklessness has certainly been documented over the last many years.
Our leaders keep saying that Obamas not bluffing when he says he will prevent the Iranians from obtaining nuclear weapons, but words wont do it anymore. Unfortunately, when you lead with your behind for several years, the only way to convince an enemy that youre serious is to prove it. And with Iran, the only way to prove itshort of acts of war, which I oppose and which I do not believe Obama has any intention of orderingis to challenge the regime by supporting its internal enemies.
The course were on invites our enemies to attack us and our real and potential allies. And so the war intensifies.
You wont hear about this on the evening news, or read about it in the dying dead tree media, but thats the way it is.
This administration is barreling down the tracks without a competent sober adult on board. The problem is that we taxpayers are pulling the train and they just keeping adding more cars in the form of a burgeoning government. Read where the 'opposition's' party leader Bonehead just says he truly and lovingly trusts our phony Halfrican. This doofus leads the party some of us are trusting to put the brakes on our most transparent, gun dealing spend thrift, who has yet to tell the truth to anyone about anything.
Now we get our allies in afganistan saying he has helped the Taliban do some bombing; we still haven't heard from the survivors of Benghazi as Mr. Phony Birth Certificate has told them not to talk about it. In south america he has polititians in Venezuela asking him not to assassinate their rivals for el presidente.
Thanks for posting. The MSM isn’t really interested in covering the state department nor Obama’s foreign policy for obvious reasons, so this article is useful for putting things in perspective.
Thanks, Dennis Rodman. You managed to stir the pot in ways unimaginable, by promising that Bronco Bama “would call” Kim Jong-un. And when the call did not come, young Jong-un went into his crazy eyes act, making illogical and dangerous threats to end the sixty-year truce that has kept both North and South Korea at arm’s-length. Since it is now known the UN is a very timid paper tiger at best, only one nation actually backs up (?) South Korea, and that support is questionable.
China actually has little interest in putting the leash on North Korea, as this provides a suitable distraction for all the other southeast Asian nations, and indirectly, provides for the continued spread of the Chinese hegemony.
And here I thought Jean-Francois Kerre` was the Secretary of State.