Saturday, July 18, 2009
Spengler on Obama
"Obama doesn't want to betray the [US]; he only wants to empower America's enemies. Forcing Israel to abandon its strategic buffer (the so-called settlements) was supposed to placate Iran, so that Iran would help America stabilize Iraq, where its influence looms large over the Shiite majority. ... In Obama's imagination, a Sunni Arab coalition--empowered by Washington's turn against Israel--would encircle Iran and dissuade it from acquiring nuclear weapons, while an entirely separate Shiite coalition with [NATO] would suppress the radical Sunni Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan. ... Iran has already made clear that casting America's enemies in the leading role of an American operation has a defect, namely that America's enemies would rather lose on their own terms than win on America's terms. ... The trouble is that Obama has promised to withdraw American forces from Iraq, and Iran has sufficient influence in Shiite-majority Iraq to cause continuous upheavel, perhaps even to eventually win control of the country. ... While the Pakistan army holds nothing back in attacking the Taliban, American troops in Afghanistan have been told they can no longer call in air strikes if civilians are likely to suffer. That will put American forces in the unfortunate position of the Pirates of Penzance, who exempted orphans. Once this became generally known, everyone they attempted to rob turned out to be an orphan. The Taliban need only take a page from Hamas' book, and ensure that civilians are present wherever they operate. ... Obama's policy reduces to empowering America's enemies in the hope that they will conform to America's interests out of gratitude. Just the opposite result is likely to ensure", Spengler at Asia Times, 30 June 2009, link: http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/KF30Ak02.html.
I agree with Spengler. Again. The more I see of POTUS Obama, the more convinced I am he is an irresponsible, ignorant child. At best. At worst? Who knows? Does anyone know the story of Czechoslovakia in 1938 and how its being forced to abandon the Sudetenland left it virtually defenseless? What is Obama doing to Israel? Why? Is Obama that STUPID?