posted on Sep, 11 2014 @ 02:59 PM
A while ago I finally watched Obama's speech from last night on his strategy for dealing with ISIS (which he erroneously continues to call "ISIL",
giving it more territory than even Gomer claims).
It's almost point for point what I already outlined over the past few weeks here at ATS.
He's taken a perfect plan, and injected it with a couple of details that will guarantee failure.
The most glaring detail is his intended handling of "The Syrian Problem", as if it is ours to handle. it's not. His plan is to take out a potential
ally against ISIS by continuing to arm and support it's "opposition" within Syria.
How did ISIS come about to BEGIN with again?
Furthermore, his inclusion of Syria on the opposite side of the conflict is PRECISELY the same mistake Bush made in the wake of 9/11 which led to what
we have now. Bush, instead of concentrating on the enemy in Afghanistan, decided to open a war on a second, unnecessary, front in Iraq - which
eclipsed the war he should have been concentrating on. he took his eye off the ball.
Which, it appears, Obama is all too willing to repeat.
Syria's internal problems (i.e. their "civil war") are none of our business. An effort to oust Assad will eclipse the war against ISIS, and allow
them the time to strengthen their ranks - the very thing I warned against before, over and over. Furthermore, it alienates not one, but at least two
and probably more, potential allies against ISIS. Syria, of course, but I'm sure Russia ain't gonna like that focus much, either. Iran, relations
with which are already on rocky ground, damn sure ain't gonna like it. Instead of making friends and forming a "coalition", Obama seems to be hell
bent on LOSING a war against a "JV team".
Sweet Jesus in a sidecar!
I think I need a beer...