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Obama 'chronically incapable' of military strategy & 'clueless about what he wants to do'
The London Daily Mail ^ | January 15, 2014 | James Nye

Posted on 01/16/2014 3:08:09 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

President Obama has been judged to be 'chronically incapable' of conducting a coherent military strategy and 'has no sense of what he wants to do in the world', according to Oxford University professor, Sir Hew Strachan - one of the UK's most respected and senior military advisers.

The damning verdict from a governmental insider of the United States' closest military ally comes days after the president was heavily criticized by his own former Defense Secretary Robert Gates who said that Obama was indecisive and lacked any passion for his nation's armed forces.

Claiming that America and Britain had committed total strategic failure in their near decade-long Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns, Strachan said that the recent failed attempts to intervene militarily on behalf of Syrian rebels 'has left them in a far worse position than they were before.'

Strachan is currently a member of the United Kingdom's Chief of Defence Staff's Strategic Advisory Panel and claims that the 'crazy' mismanagement of the Syrian crisis at the end of the summer was the worst example of the military planning in evidence since 9/11 and that at least President George W. Bush had a plan and stuck to it....

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Egypt; Foreign Affairs; Germany; Government; Israel; Russia; Syria; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; egypt; germany; iran; iraq; israel; jordan; lebanon; nationalsecurityfail; obama; russia; syria; turkey; unitedkingdom; waronterror

1 posted on 01/16/2014 3:08:09 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The fact that it has taken five years for some folks to figure this out says a lot about cluelessness elsewhere.


2 posted on 01/16/2014 3:10:02 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

You beat me to it; GMTA!


3 posted on 01/16/2014 3:11:41 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama isn't hot on economics either.

Frankly, I also have been unable to discern clear strategic goals in Administration policy. I am releived that I wasn't just imagining it.

4 posted on 01/16/2014 3:12:36 PM PST by Lysandru
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To: Izzy Dunne

Wow!

So Odumbo doesn’t know what he is doing? I never knew this...


5 posted on 01/16/2014 3:13:12 PM PST by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This on top of Israel bitch-slapping Obama's bellman servant, John Kerry, back to the 60's.
6 posted on 01/16/2014 3:16:17 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The only reason to believe this is if you believe Obama has US interests as a goal. He does not.


7 posted on 01/16/2014 3:16:21 PM PST by Ray76
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Capable, competent, and having a clue....is racist, sexist, and homophobic. Elderly lesbians hurt the most.


8 posted on 01/16/2014 3:17:28 PM PST by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: Ray76

But he had a beer summit! That policeman has not harassed another educator (as far as I know).


9 posted on 01/16/2014 3:18:14 PM PST by patriotsoul
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think we all already knew this on day one.


10 posted on 01/16/2014 3:18:52 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Once you admit that he sides with the enemy, it becomes much easier to understand.


11 posted on 01/16/2014 3:19:06 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: TexasCajun
Kerry = Obama

In an incident that may deepen strains between the two governments, Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon was quoted in the Israeli daily Yediot Aharonot as saying that Kerry is “inexplicably obsessive” and “messianic.” He added that “the only thing that may save us is if Kerry wins the Nobel Prize and leave us,” the article said. up

12 posted on 01/16/2014 3:19:18 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Anytime I hear anyone in Europe complain about Obama, my blood pressure skyrockets. Those dingbats all but begged for us to coronate him, and we handed them exactly what they said they wanted: a non-cowboy, anti-capitalist, multicultural sponge. Live with it, jackasses.


13 posted on 01/16/2014 3:19:57 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He has OSCDD! Obsessive Compulsive DemocRAT Disorder.
14 posted on 01/16/2014 3:21:04 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Has it ever occurred to you that this incompetence is just a case of smoke and mirrors to hide his real intent — the destruction of this country?

In that respect, he is very capable.


15 posted on 01/16/2014 3:22:15 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah, but Obama is real good at discussing European philosophers. And that crease in his pants....why, you just can’t beat it.


16 posted on 01/16/2014 3:23:18 PM PST by driftless2
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To: Ray76

Precisely. It is folly to believe that Obama’s actions are the result of ineptitude or stupidity. The man has an agenda to form his new America that requires him to destroy traditional America. With that as his goal I would say his actions have been extremely capable, focused, and effective.


17 posted on 01/16/2014 3:24:05 PM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: Lysandru

Obama Policy: ‘Skilled high-income groups are bad.’

Motivational speaker? NOT


18 posted on 01/16/2014 3:24:26 PM PST by 4Liberty (Mr President 'If you Like your college transcripts...can we see them?')
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To: Georgia Girl 2
I think we all already knew this on day one.

Not to split hairs, but I think we all knew this WAY before his day one in office.

19 posted on 01/16/2014 3:25:17 PM PST by Hoffer Rand (If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. *Asterisk.*)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Watching “Restaurant Impossible” last night I realized that Obama was the ignorant businessman that had to be told he was living in the past, not making any money and not trying to make improvements — out of pride.


20 posted on 01/16/2014 3:26:55 PM PST by LurkedLongEnough
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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21 posted on 01/16/2014 3:29:33 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“President Obama has been judged to be ‘chronically incapable’

I just LOVE that Headline....:-)


22 posted on 01/16/2014 3:34:18 PM PST by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416,Feisty Old Vet !!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama 'chronically incapable' of military strategy & 'clueless about what he wants to do'

In all fairness, it's not just Obama. His non-experience renders him simply a puppet. His cabinet, "advisors" and czars are all players in the takeover of the economy, the educational and the social structure of the United States since the seventies. The famed "Fundamental transformation of the United States of America."
That, somehow, the citizens of the U.S. have meekly accepted five years of that type of continuing abuse is mind-boggling. Doesn't bode well for the next three years, since things that "couldn't get any worse" have indeed gotten worse with no end in sight.

I guess we shall see the limits of the U.S. citizenry's toleration for predatory totalitarianism. I hope it's just a matter of time.

23 posted on 01/16/2014 3:37:02 PM PST by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama wants to be the president for life and rule by monarchical fiat. And play golf when he tires of ruling over the peasants.


24 posted on 01/16/2014 3:44:14 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The War on Drugs has been used as an excuse to steal your rights. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: publius911

DITTO.


25 posted on 01/16/2014 3:46:20 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (I forgot what my tagline was supposed to say)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
And play golf when he tires of ruling over the peasants.

...and he's not very good at either one.

26 posted on 01/16/2014 3:47:28 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (I forgot what my tagline was supposed to say)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have said since the beginning that he’s nuts and is and has been on meds since before becoming president.


27 posted on 01/16/2014 4:24:49 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...Obama was indecisive and lacked any passion for his nation's armed forces.

Indecisive, yes. And definitely lacks passion for but possesses great passion against our armed forces!

28 posted on 01/16/2014 4:28:59 PM PST by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

obama is an evil incompetent, capable only of destructive actions.


29 posted on 01/16/2014 6:01:41 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: Cicero

...Yes Sir! Put another way, I seriously dis-agree with Strachan because I totally believe this man knows exactly what he wants in this world founded upon his hate for America. Everything in his background screams that hate. To name just a few: ...his love affair with Jeremiah Wright of “God Damn America Fame”, his bowing to those vermin Saudi Arabian Leaders that funded 911, his upbringing by admitted and proud communists, Obamacare, Eric Holder, his dis-respect for the flag, his dis-respect for the military, his wifes statements about hating American, and his daily assault on the constitution. The list is endless.

So, what does he want? He wants a World Government with him it’s initial head communist/socialist dictator..........pure and simple. And, destroying the US in the process is no big deal to him.


30 posted on 01/16/2014 6:38:59 PM PST by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: Sacajaweau
I have said since the beginning that he’s nuts and is and has been on meds since before becoming president.

I wish there were a way to post Free Republic threads from 2007 when Obama was an unknown, with no executive experience in government or executive experience in any real business not related to political pork.

Freepers had him pegged from the start, unhampered by political correctness or the fear of the accusation of racism.
We all saw him as the incompetent he was then. Arrogance, later, only exacerbated an already hopeless leadership case. Most here today would be surprised how accurately he was perceived at this site.

31 posted on 01/16/2014 6:47:44 PM PST by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

32 posted on 01/16/2014 6:48:45 PM PST by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: Izzy Dunne
WRONG !
The ILLEGAL ALIEN IN CHIEF is NOT clueless>
He knows EXACTLY what he's doing.
He's arming our enemies, and intentyionally destroying tyhis country.



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33 posted on 01/16/2014 7:20:57 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hope this new rhetoric is not too little too late. We are a very distressed nation; government= silent coup.


34 posted on 01/16/2014 7:44:27 PM PST by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28- 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: Lysandru
Frankly, I also have been unable to discern clear strategic goals in Administration policy.

There are indeed clear strategic goals and they've been announced: "Reward our friends, and punish our enemies."

35 posted on 01/16/2014 9:56:50 PM PST by Dr.Deth
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

bump


36 posted on 03/07/2014 10:21:31 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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