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Senior UK Defense Advisor: Obama Is Clueless About ‘What He Wants To Do In The World’
The Daily Beast ^ | 01.15.14 | Nico Hines

Posted on 01/16/2014 2:03:22 PM PST by MarkBsnr

Sir Hew Strachan, an expert on the history of war, says that the president’s strategic failures in Afghanistan and Syria have crippled America’s position in the world. President Obama is “chronically incapable” of military strategy and falls far short of his predecessor George W. Bush, according to one of Britain’s most senior military advisors.

Sir Hew Strachan, an advisor to the Chief of the Defense Staff, told The Daily Beast that the United States and Britain were guilty of total strategic failure in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Obama’s attempts to intervene on behalf of the Syrian rebels “has left them in a far worse position than they were before.”

The extraordinary critique by a leading advisor to the United States’ closest military ally comes days after Obama was undermined by the former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who questioned the President’s foreign policy decisions and claimed he was deeply suspicious of the military.

Strachan, a current member of the Chief of the Defense Staff’s Strategic Advisory Panel, cited the “crazy” handling of the Syrian crisis as the most egregious example of a fundamental collapse in military planning that began in the aftermath of 9/11. “If anything it’s gone backwards instead of forwards, Obama seems to be almost chronically incapable of doing this. Bush may have had totally fanciful political objectives in terms of trying to fight a global War on Terror, which was inherently astrategic, but at least he had a clear sense of what he wanted to do in the world. Obama has no sense of what he wants to do in the world,” he said.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: failure; foreignrelations; obama; wars
Elections have consequences, folks.
1 posted on 01/16/2014 2:03:22 PM PST by MarkBsnr
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To: MarkBsnr
About what ?

They never explain what he's clueless about.

He knows a whole BUNCH of commie shit and how to impliment it.

2 posted on 01/16/2014 2:05:07 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: MarkBsnr

“according to the UK”

Well, that settles it, then.


3 posted on 01/16/2014 2:05:19 PM PST by rightwingcrazy
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To: MarkBsnr

What did Obama build?
Did he do “Hard Work?”
He didn’t build Obamacare!
“Somebody else built that!”

BTW, isn’t a symptom of a chronic victim that nothing is EVER his fault?


4 posted on 01/16/2014 2:05:50 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: MarkBsnr

Useless, yes. Clueless? Not hardly.


5 posted on 01/16/2014 2:06:53 PM PST by albie (ve`)
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To: MarkBsnr
Obama has no sense of what he wants to do in the world,” he said.

Disagree. obohomo hates America and is doing everything his muslim marxist handlers want him to do, namely, to weaken America militarily, economically, and morally, in the hopes that global islamofascism will fill the void after our collapse.

6 posted on 01/16/2014 2:08:59 PM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: MarkBsnr

OBAMA IS LIVING PROOF THAT GOD HAS A SENSE OF HUMOR


7 posted on 01/16/2014 2:09:02 PM PST by al baby (Hi MomÂ… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: MarkBsnr

We already knew he was clueless - din’t need a Brit to point out the obvious.


8 posted on 01/16/2014 2:09:51 PM PST by SkyDancer ("How Can People Ask Forgiveness If They Won't Forgive Others?")
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To: al baby

The worm in the apple.


9 posted on 01/16/2014 2:10:43 PM PST by februus
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To: MarkBsnr

Give Bammy a clue by hitting him on the head with a bust of Churchill.


10 posted on 01/16/2014 2:13:12 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: MarkBsnr
Sir Hew Strachan, an advisor to the Chief of the Defense Staff

It is indicative of how little respect the British government has for Obama that this was a public statement with attribution. The UK government is apparently not worried about blowback from the Fraud-in-Chief.

11 posted on 01/16/2014 2:15:04 PM PST by T Ruth (Islam shall be defeated.)
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To: februus; null and void

~~~The worm in the apple.~~~

I’d say closer to the image in Yigael’s Wall


12 posted on 01/16/2014 2:22:06 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: albie

Yes, he knows exactly what he’s doing.

And where he’s taking America - chaos.


13 posted on 01/16/2014 2:23:02 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: rightwingcrazy

Don’t dump on Strachan; I’ve read his history of World War I; he’s a very good historian.


14 posted on 01/16/2014 2:23:57 PM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: al baby
OBAMA IS LIVING PROOF THAT GOD HAS A SENSE OF HUMOR

The equivalent of a flaming bag of dog poop left on the front porch. What a kidder.

15 posted on 01/16/2014 2:25:44 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: knarf

LOL! It’s posts like this that I wish FR had a LIKE button!

Spot on my FRiend!

Obama is clueless about America & Americans.


16 posted on 01/16/2014 2:26:15 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory ... Thomas Jefferson)
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To: MarkBsnr

Obama cares about certain things. One is expanding government. Two, taking white America down a couple notches. Three promoting homosexuality. Four expanding Islam. Anything outside of these 4 things he has touched is an utter disaster.


17 posted on 01/16/2014 2:26:28 PM PST by Organic Panic
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To: MarkBsnr

it is unsubstantiated at best to assume that O wants American victories or successes anywhere

(now now, isn’t that expressed TACTFULLY....!?)

the one consistent theme to nearly all his actions, or inactions, is to pull America, American defenses, American values, American morals, American allies, the American economy, American jobs, American business, or traditional American religions (Protestant, Catholic, Jewish) DOWN.


18 posted on 01/16/2014 2:29:59 PM PST by faithhopecharity (C)
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To: Sirius Lee; AJFavish
EVERYTHING obama does either:
a) Weakens America
b) Distances America's allies
c) Strengthens America's enemies
d) Serves Islam
e) Harms Israel
Or some combination of the above.
I have yet to have anyone raise a single substantive counter example in several years of posting this.

(Although AJFavish did point out that I missed "increases dependency on the government")

19 posted on 01/16/2014 3:00:57 PM PST by null and void (We need to shake this snowglobe up.)
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To: henkster

Strachan seems spot-on; I just thought the title of the posted article was a bit overreaching.


20 posted on 01/16/2014 3:08:00 PM PST by rightwingcrazy
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To: al baby
OBAMA IS LIVING PROOF THAT GOD HAS A SENSE OF HUMOR

I disagree. I think Obama is living proof that God is angry with America. Obama is God's judgement on America.

21 posted on 01/16/2014 3:10:53 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: F15Eagle
I’d say closer to the image in Yigael’s Wall

Agreed...


22 posted on 01/16/2014 3:52:01 PM PST by null and void (We need to shake this snowglobe up.)
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To: null and void

And now, I finally know how to spell “Yigael’s Wall”.


23 posted on 01/16/2014 3:56:41 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Mark17

It may well be that God is allowing him to destroy America.

I was discussing this with someone last night.

He’s basically Pharaoh, Herod Agrippa, etc.


24 posted on 01/16/2014 3:58:38 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: MarkBsnr

He wants an Islamic c@liph@te and the destruction of Israel and the U.S.A. Pretty simple and obvious.


25 posted on 01/16/2014 4:06:26 PM PST by Old Yeller
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To: null and void

Oh, and it is from The Daily Beast ....


26 posted on 01/16/2014 4:20:54 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle

The net effect of Obama’s policies seems to be a slow descent of the Muslim world into a civil war between Sunni and Shite factions.

Call me callous, but the more I think about that, the less it bothers me.


27 posted on 01/16/2014 4:40:54 PM PST by rbg81
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To: rbg81

If only the nuclear fallout would be limited to two terror states. But there are also a small Christian minority in Iran, too.


28 posted on 01/16/2014 4:52:22 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: null and void

Obama is turning out far worse than we feared in 2008. He is destroying lives.

Check out my blog for more: http://obamaclarifier.blogspot.com


29 posted on 01/16/2014 10:59:18 PM PST by garjog (Obama: making the world safe for Sharia.)
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