Obama’s phony war

After Paris and now the Turkish shooting of a Russian plane, it looks like a big war has started with some small steps…
This could all have been avoided.. by pushing back aggression a long time ago..
It’s wrenching to see the world spiral into chaos and war, just because an arrogant and clueless person sits in power..

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/obamas-phony-war/2015/11/19/cacea0dc-8eeb-11e5-ae1f-af46b7df8483_story.html

A Syrian passport was found near the body of one of the terrorists. Why was it there? Undoubtedly, to back up the ISIS boast that it is infiltrating operatives amid the refugees flooding Europe. The passport may have been fake, but the terrorist’s fingerprints were not. They match those of a man who just a month earlier had come through Greece on his way to kill Frenchmen in Paris.

If the other goal of the Paris massacre was to frighten France out of the air campaign in Syria — the way Spain withdrew from the Iraq war after the terrorist attack on its trains in 2004 — they picked the wrong country. France is a serious post-colonial power, as demonstrated in Ivory Coast, the Central African Republic and Mali, which France saved from an Islamist takeover in 2013.

Indeed, socialist President François Hollande has responded furiously to his country’s 9/11
with an intensified air campaign, hundreds of raids on suspected domestic terrorists, a state of emergency and proposed changes in the constitution to make France less hospitable to jihad.

Meanwhile, Barack Obama, titular head of the free world, has responded to Paris with weariness and annoyance.
His news conference in Turkey was marked by a stunning tone of passivity, detachment and lassitude, compounded by impatience and irritability at the very suggestion that his Syria strategy might be failing.

..Hollande is trying to gather a real coalition to destroy the Islamic State, even as Obama touts his phony 65. For 11 post-World War II presidencies, coalition leading has been the role of the United States. Where is America today? Awaiting a president. The next president.

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16 thoughts on “Obama’s phony war

    • Fully agreed. And it is disastrous.

      Good blog you’ve got there – look forward to reading more postings. The coming years in the West will likely be very disruptive, and violent.

      • I greatly appreciate that! I feel as though we are historically somewhere iat the end of the Byzantine- Sasanian empirical wars. by that i mean: our war in the levant was long, economically and morally devastating whilst leaving our opponents territory (Iraq and now Syria) in a bloody state of constant regime change – both sides too far weakened to resist the sudden emergence of a Caliphate. like the Byzantines, turmoil in the balkan/eastern european theatre ( Ukraine and turkey in our case, being threatened by Russia) have compounded the political situation and weakened our standing among our allies, who are now looking for a way out. without a firm leader, we too shall fall in the face of Islamo-Fascism. History does not repeat, but it does rhyme from time to time. we must realize where we are, learn from our predecessors mistakes, and renew our resolve. sorry, got carried away there haha.

    • I love history! Always interesting to see parallels…
      I’m not quite sure what to make of the world and overview geopolitics these days, it’s just “off the hinges” because of Obama in my view… The inexperienced, arrogant and confrontation-averse accident of a President. He seems like a nice man, but he’s possibly leading the world towards nuclear war and decades of chaos and millions of dead people, unnecessarily. And when a long time hegemon and sole super power suddenly becomes passive and a pushover, and confusing the allies and enemies, and it creates a very dangerous power vacuum.
      However – everyone understands that this is a very temporary situation. Just 10-11 months left. Then we can start the real work of getting the world back on track again.

      You have some big ironies though – like Russia potentially doing some good versus terrorism, but also weakening itself a lot in the process.
      From the Russian point of view they have already saved the “West” twice in two centuries, vs. Napoleon and Hitler, so this is a part of their experience.

      Other big trends.. I think Europe will get/is getting back to it’s very strong mono-cultural roots and a higher degree of intolerance. Amplified by decades of naive immigration policies. This said from a neutral but pragmatic perspective, based in plain history and realism. But this might just be a minor adjustment, but also a complete change of tone in the public sphere.
      We’ll see.

      I’m very optimistic though, about 2016!

  1. It is scary to see the tension rising, and also scary to see people like Donald Trump benefiting from this with the public. We shall see what happens, but we are in for a very difficult time, that is true. It must be a bit frightening for anyone living in Europe right now…stay safe!!!

    • Thanks.. yes I hate this.. there is a war now. Europe and the US is under attack.. and it will only get worse.

      I stayed in London this weekend, hesitated on taking the tube, then went ahead with it and felt just fine. But later on it was all over the news how three people had been stabbed, including one slashed his throat, by someone who was retaliating “for Syria” in the subway http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/12/06/london-police-treating-stabbing-as-terror-incident

      It was a different part of London, but my hesitations were not so irrational after all.

      And I don’t think going back to the US will make things safer.. maybe the opposite. Australia might be better, they are cracking down on things more forcefully.

      And the lack of a President who is taking this war seriously is very concerning. Hundreds and thousands will die and get slaughtered in the coming months, and the reaction and focus on “tolerance” or gun control is very misplaced at this point. It’s too late. There’s a war – and it’s about survival and protection of one self and the country.
      Can’t believe I’m writing this – but the other side is winning.

      Stay safe you too.. especially with big crowds and anything to do with Christmas. I assume your city is one of the safer places but.. better take precautions.

      • I think Portland is not one of the major targets–but who knows? That’s the thing about terrorists–they love soft targets that nobody’s expecting. That being said, can’t live your life in fear. I’ve found myself avoiding crowded events as well…but I at least want to party for NYE! 🙂

        • I would avoid the NYE celebrations in NYC this year, ISIS i guaranteed to hit a large new years gathering. but fear not citizen! our fearless leader said there is ” zero threat of an attack during the holiday season”. just at workplace holiday parties i guess

          • Still think they will hit on NYE? When mr. fearless says “zero threat”, that’s when I start to worry..

            I read somewhere that France has kicked in about 7.000 doors now for searches and arrests w/o warrants. That should make a difference, in regards to preventing the bigger attacks at least.. maybe…

    • ..on a more happy note though – I’m enjoying the north of England a lot! It’s pretty and friendly, and calm, and very good for writings!
      My little poetry book from this summer has sold about 20 copies now, and will be sold physically through a guitar shop here in town, in addition to Amazon, starting later this week 🙂 Trying to get some Christmas sales to the nice locals! 🙂

      As for the next book, or the first novel,
      it’s coming along fine. About 115 pages now, aiming for 200 as a first draft. So still on track to be finished next summer!! 🙂

      How about you, and your writings??

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