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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
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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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