. . . growing homegrown terrorism, and attacks against Americans related to our military adventurism abroad.
We need to take this seriously. We need to stand back from all of our military adventurism, and realize that it is not producing the results we want. It is not producing the democratization of the Middle East as Bush advertised. It is not resulting in peace as Obama/Clinton advertised. It is resulting in a metastasizing cancer spreading across the world, from the Middle East, and North Africa outward. It has attacked into Central Africa, and Europe (through the idiotic EU decision to accept "Syrian Refugees" who were neither Syrian, nor refugees), and it has been spreading into the Southern Arabian peninsula, and the Near East as well. This will continue, and likely accelerate.
These home grown terrorist elements are a nascent attempt to infiltrate America. This will be generally unsuccessful unless Obama, and subsequently a President Hillary were to allow in large numbers of Syrian Refugees, who will be neither Syrian, nor refugees. If this happens, America will likely import the same problem that the EU imported, with the same result, widespread sexual assaults, murder, and terrorism.
We need to stop our military adventuring, and re-strategize our long term military plan. Primarily we need to allow the Sunni/Wahhabi/Salafi, and the Shia to iron out their religious, and social differences whether this takes a full on war, or not. This would require the US to rethink its alliances in the Middle East, most specifically the US/Saudi alliance, although others need a review as well. We need to strengthen the US/Israel alliance, and make it more explicit.
The House of Saud is the enemy, not an ally, nothing we do will change that, and we should begin to act accordingly. With Russia already befriending Iran, allowing the Islamic Reformation to play out will ensure serious changes to the Wahhabi sect, and the more radical elements of the Salafi. This is the wellspring of Islamic terrorism in the world today, it is both the religious genesis, and the funding source for ISIS, and the majority of the "international" Islamic terror elements.
Iran is presently focused on preparing its economy to grow. It is also focusing on its proxy conflicts with the House of Saud, meaning its proxy wars in the Middle East, primarily in Yemen, Syria, Lebanon, and its smaller proxy conflicts throughout Africa. Iran is not a large scale source of international terrorism, today, it is a source of anti-Saud, and regional anti-Saud terror, and warfare.
If we play this right, by avoiding these conflicts, and by cutting our ties, and relations with Saudi, and removing most if not all troops from the Middle East, we can likely allow the Islamic Reformation to play out. At the same time we need to continue to make trade inroads with the Iranian business community, and the other business communities in the region. This will begin to force the Iranian hardliners to modify as the people become more wealthy, and demanding.
Just as the Chinese peoples demands have altered the structure of China, so can the Iranian peoples demands alter the structure of Iran. This is the long game, however, so don't expect quick results. This is a multi-decadal play, not a weekend event, then WIN!
We should have been pursuing this back immediately after the end of the Reagan Presidency, but this is yet another failure of the Bush, père, Presidency. The other glaring failure was not snuffing out the Hussein government before the end of the Gulf War, and allowing the war to end in stalemate/ceasefire. Allowing war to end in stalemate/ceasefire is the worst possible outcome, it always results in greater conflict, and substantial world economic loss, see WWI, the Cold War (really the failed continuation to conclusion of WWII), the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, among others. The US has become enamored with this outcome, but is it the worst possible outcome.
Hillary will not follow this course, she is a unreconstructed Democrat/progressive/Neoconish warmonger who wants to go to war in the Middle East, and who will likely push Russia to the brink of war. If we do not go to war with Russia, it will not be due to Hillary's superior diplomatic skill, or acumen, but skill, and acumen on the other side. It will be the Cuban Missile Crisis in reverse.
She is also highly likely to trigger extensive conflict, and use US troops to inflame the Middle East, North Africa, and increasingly areas of Central Africa. None of this will result in positive foreign policy outcomes for the US. The real question mark is what she will do in the Near East, and the Indian region. Her heavy hand is likely to create serious conflict between India, and Pakistan, two nations which do not need any push to conflict.
Frustrated, angry, and belligerent, Hillary is likely to be a shock to the American, and world psyche.
God help us, since this will do nothing to tamp down our home grown terror problem.