Hillary Clinton's strategic plan at the State Department has lost the Middle East, and just about everything else
"This Is Going To Get Very Ugly" - Former Top CIA Officer Says "Obama Has Lost Control Of The Middle East"
Ugly is the understatement of the decade!
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The Amazing shrinking President!
Airstrike on Syrian Refugee Camp Kills 28
. . . Syrian refugees.
This is pathetic, as is everything coming out of Putin's Russia.
"28 people are dead and 50 wounded after what are presumed to be Russian or Syrian warplanes attacked a refugee camp, the Syrian Observatory on Human Rights reports. The BBC reports:
At least 28 people are reported to have been killed in an air strike on a refugee camp in rebel-held northern Syria, monitors say.
Images on social media showed tents destroyed at the Kamouna camxp near Sarmada in Idlib province, close to the Turkish border.
Some reports say the attack was by Syrian or Russian warplanes but this has not been confirmed.
The strike comes a day after the extension of a truce was confirmed.
The Syrian military and non-jihadist rebel forces had agreed to a temporary truce around the city of Aleppo, following pressure from the US and Russia.
All the usual caveats apply: this is breaking news from a combat zone, Russian and/or Syrian involvement has not been confirmed (although who else would it be, in that area?), and it may in theory have been an accident. However, coming a week after Syrian/Russian warplanes struck a hospital in Aleppo, killing 50, it beggars belief to think this isn’t a continuation of the Russian-Syrian policy of deliberately terrorizing and driving out unfriendly civilians from areas they intend to hold after the war is over—what TAI Editor Adam Garfinkel has termed “migratory genocide.'"
Of course it is Russia, or Syria, under Russian guidance.
With the price of oil plummeting, Russia is moribund, so much so Putin is building a personal army ensure his own safety. While Obama and his foreign policy "guru", aka, idiot remain clueless, like the blind pig they occasionally stumble upon the acorn.
SitRep: Thousands of U.S. Troops, Tanks Shipping to Eastern Europe
The military is still run by mostly competent men, but the Obama administration's competence is rubbish. The blind pig found this acorn but don't count on this happening often.
This would be an excellent time to simply shift troops from old Europe to Eastern Europe, permanently reducing our forces. This would nicely set up the US permanently leaving NATO and building new military alliances in the East. Old Europe is dying, and uncaring in their decrepitude. There is no reason to continue to provide these washed up wastrels with additional military protection.
Perhaps Obama needs a come to Jesus, using Russia to achieve our foreign policy objectives is a disaster. Yet another legacy for the President.
Progressives want to believe that the university is a cesspit of rape, it's not, but they won't let that stop them . . .
'Ban the Box' Goes to College
. . . from doing everything they can to allow it to become a cesspit of rape, and criminality.
"The long-running “Ban the Box” campaign is now gaining ground at colleges and universities. The movement aims to protect job, and now student, applicants from being asked about their criminal histories and was recently bolstered by President Obama, who is taking executive action to ban the practice at federal agencies."
Shocking, an in the tank Socialist makes the wrong decision! This will have positive results at university I am sure. What could happen?
Glenn Reynolds: Gen. Mattis declines Herculean task
. . . too bad, we need a modern Cincinnatus now. America has been lucky, our first President, George Washington was a modern Cincinnatus at the time we needed him most.
Perhaps we can luck into a good President after Obama, the candidates now running don't provide much hope, but . . .
The UN Peacekeeping missions bring only disease, pestilence, death, rape, and forced sexual bondage with them . . .
The Killer Hiding in the CDC Map
. . . and after they are done sexually enslaving, and killing, they leave having done little else to resolve the original condition.
The US needs to leave the UN today, not tomorrow, not Friday, but today.
Is my position clear enough?
This article shows how the UN Peacekeeping force in Haiti brought a cholera epidemic which killed more than 5,000, and infected, three quarters of a million. It also shows how the UN covered up this fact, and how one of the worst health agencies in the world, the US's own CDC also has successfully covered up the story. I have previously discussed the UN peacekeepers rape, and sexual slavery/brothel encampments.
The US first needs to clean house at the CDC. Anyone in the chain of command should go, immediately. Anyone who had information of this, and withheld it from the public should go, anyone in the Administration who did so, should go. But we are saddled with a President incapable of action, so nothing will happen, the world will continue to turn, and the failures will continue to mount.
The US also needs to clearly and unequivocally point out each and every time the UN, its Peacekeeping forces, or other entities runs a rape, and sex for money camp, every time it fails to follow proper hygienic procedures, acts as a vector for disease, or simply fails to act according to its mandate. It needs to take action to prosecute these criminals, if others will not. If we need to change our laws to achieve this, then so be it.
The US needs to finally realize that the UN is a failure, of which, the US can no longer be a part. We should part the sheets, and leave, post haste.
The US needs to join with Great Britain, the other Anglospheric countries, the Scandinavian countries, and the Germanic language countries to form a new international entity. One with a positive mandate, one not run by the tyrants of the world, and one which can help drive the rest of the world to accept what we know here at the End of History.
What we know is that there is a political/economic/social model which works to allow the most human fulfillment, prosperity, and wellbeing. That model is republican governance, free markets, reformed religions, highly limited government involvement in the economic, social, cultural, and business spheres, and the atomized nuclear family and the necessary reformed social institutions to make the ANF work optimally.
The UN is an antagonist to all of these outcomes, it has become a playground for the tyrants, dictators, and evil in the world. Its commissions are first and foremost cover for evil, with its human rights commission commonly ignoring actual human rights violators. So, Israel is tagged a human rights violator while actual evil like the House of Saud is not.
The US can no longer participate in this charade of evil, death, rape, sexual bondage, and terror. It is time to leave. And create anew.
Please, please, please let these idiots in the House of Saud execute this harebrained scheme to sell 750 billion in US assets!
Saudis threaten to sell $750 billion US assets if Congress passes bill that would let 9/11 victims sue Saudi Arabia
Cut the House of Saud loose, and let them swing. They are the enemy within Islam, and the real sponsors of Islamic fundamentalism/terrorism.
Let the victims of 9/1 sue the House of Saud directly, nay, build a superhighway to help the victims sue the House of Saud.
Only Obama can screw this up, and with his track record, I suspect that there is a better than 50/50 chance he will.
The House of Saud needs the security of US assets more than the US needs their money. We will be fine regardless of what Saud does. They, however, are in a world of hurt, fighting a losing battle with Iran, and faced with an economy nearly completely dependent upon oil, which is ready to plumb new lows.
Now that we have the threat in hand, we should summarily cut off any further military assistance, and access to any further military hardware, including supplies for repairs, and any US training. On the State Department side we should highly limit and any further visas both in duration (no more than 2 weeks) and in number (a few hundred per year max). The House of Saud is a cancerous evil, and massive human rights violator, we need to deal with them seriously.
The hegemon must address threats quickly, and forcefully.
At its core, foreign policy/international relations is straightforward, the Anglo-spheric, Scandinavian, Germanic, and a few other nations all play by adult rules, for the rest it is kindergarten.
At its core, foreign policy/international relations is straightforward, the Anglo-spheric, the Scandinavian, the Germanic, and a few other nations all play by adult rules, for the rest it is just like kindergarten.
Russian Jets Buzz U.S. Navy Ship at 30 Feet
Putin is a big kindergartner. And like all kinders he will push until he finds the limit. President Obama is like a yielding parent, always unhappy with the fact that the child is unruly, and unwilling to listen or obey. This is a problem with the parent not the child.
It is time to take Russia to task for its boundary pressing maneuvers, and China as well for its incursions into the South China Sea. As Mead suggests new protective treaties, including US or NATO troops could do the trick. We need to strengthen our support for the opponents of China's incursion into the South China Sea as well. Each of these proposals would sting, and would serve to discipline these recalcitrant nations.
The real problem is that such actions must be actions, and not threats. President Obama has a history of drawing lines in the sand, and when his adversary steps over the line, he simply draws another. Policy without consequences, is like parenting without consequences. It is incompetent and does not result in the desired results. Once the line is drawn, a consequence must flow from breech. Every. Single. Time.
These actions are likely to be effective and do not risk a more serious international crisis.
However, splashing a couple of planes is more dramatic, and cathartic. I can say that because Obama does not have the constitution to execute.
I suspect this problem will fester until we have a new President. With the current pool of candidates, I am at wits end over foreign policy. Hillary is the architect of the Obama foreign policy, it has been a disaster. Trump is an unknown, as is Cruz, as is Sanders.
Now would be a good time for a brilliant Cincinnatus with both foreign policy, and domestic policy experience to pop out of the woodwork, and steal the presidential election.
A guy can dream!
Behind Closed Doors, Top U.S. Commander Frustrated With Obama
. . . and it all points to a feckless, incompetent President.
"Admiral Harry Harris, the top U.S. commander in the Pacific who directs U.S. patrols in the South China Sea, seems pretty frustrated with President Obama. The Navy Times:
The U.S. military’s top commander in the Pacific is arguing behind closed doors for a more confrontational approach to counter and reverse China’s strategic gains in the South China Sea, appeals that have met resistance from the White House at nearly every turn.
Adm. Harry Harris is proposing a muscular U.S. response to China’s island-building that may include launching aircraft and conducting military operations within 12 miles of these man-made islands, as part of an effort to stop what he has called the “Great Wall of Sand” before it extends within 140 miles from the Philippines’ capital, sources say.
Harris and his U.S. Pacific Command have been waging a persistent campaign in public and in private over the past several months to raise the profile of China’s land grab, accusing China outright in February of militarizing the South China Sea.
But the Obama administration, with just nine months left in office, is looking to work with China on a host of other issues from nuclear non-proliferation to an ambitious trade agenda, experts say, and would prefer not to rock the South China Sea boat, even going so far as to muzzle Harris and other military leaders in the run-up to a security summit."
Well, what should one expect. The President has his morning coffee grounds high colonic at 10, and then lunch followed by 18 holes of golf, and a fete of some tyrannical dictator in the evening. His schedule is filled, filled I tell you.
The President might be mostly retired, and an incredibly lame duck, but such status will not keep him from dithering, damaging American foreign policy, and gutting the Pax Americana further. Take that to the bank.
We are in the midst of the Presidential candidate season, there are decisions to be made. The Burn, and The Donald wouldn't know foreign policy from flounder, so consider them appropriately. Hillary was the brain trust behind the first four years of the Obama foreign policy debacle, again consider her appropriately. Cruze and Kasich will need a bit more evaluation, but I am sure you can find your way through.
Remember, those with no executive experience like Obama become Peter Principled and fundamentally, and permanently incapable of moving forward. More executive experience is better, it allows the person to continue to learn and broaden on the job, less is worse, it moves the individual closer to Peter Principling.