2015 / 11 / 10
San Diego. CA
Ever since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, not much has been achieved in the war against terrorism. The status quo and the emergence of ISIL as the most dangerous threat to US national security are the natural result of Obama’s incompetent administration and lack of a clear strategic vision for the collapsing Middle East. Former US president George Bush and his administration, despite their mistakes, have had a vision to achieve and create a moderate democratic Middle East-;- a vision that they deemed the only solution to rein the rise of terrorists and extremists in a crucial sensitive area. Taking down the Taliban and Baath regimes in Afghanistan and Iraq was a part of a comprehensive plan to change the dictatorships threatening US national security.
It is ironic that US Congress members wanted to turn Iraq⎯-;-the state that lived for 40 years in dictatorships and successive wars⎯-;-to a “Scandinavian democratic” model in a record time! (Did they deliberately sink it?) The Obama administration sought with all its might to abort this achievement in Iraq ⎯-;-for the first time since 1958, the Iraqis were able to peacefully change the government, enjoy media plurality and the freedom to demonstrate⎯-;-by freeing the terrorists in Guantanamo, Obama apologizing for what Democrats call the “Bush wars” in his speech in Cairo on June 4th 2009, handing Syria and Yemen to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Qatar, despite the outright support these two countries provide to Qaeda, ISIL, and Hamas.
It is also noted that Obama turned the USA from a sponsor and supporter of democracy and human rights to a country that sponsors corrupt regimes, to the extent of being involved in supporting terrorists (is the US government an Al-Qaeda ally?) Obama and his supporters argue that “democracy cannot be spread by tanks”. It is as if they are saying “It is okay to spread a brutal Shari’a⎯-;-in the case of ISIL and Qaeda⎯-;-with American weapons!” The American people will pay with blood and lives, as in the attacks on the embassies and the army, and recently within the USA-;- an inevitable outcome of the White House’s criminal policies in support of the same regimes that killed Americans.
Weakening and dividing Iraq was, and still is, a policy enacted by the Democratic Party, under the auspices of Biden and Hillary, even during the Bush administration. This policy shook the Middle East, divided Syria and turned it into an incubator for terrorism, and the “non-creative” chaos in Libya. Is it in our interest as Americans to close down more embassies in the Middle East? Note that currently there are no US embassies in five Middle Eastern capitals: Tehran, Aden, Damascus, Mogadishu, and Benghazi. It is also possible, with the growing discontent over the US policy in Iraq, that our embassy in Baghdad will also be closed down maybe in soon future, unless the US government and Congress⎯-;-involved in suspicious transactions⎯-;-start supporting Iraq, taking instant actions to dissolve militias, and unite those fighting against ISIL under the leadership of the Iraqi army. I believe we are nearing the point of no return, when the Americans will discover that their government and congress support killers and terrorists, who killed Americans, with money and weapons. This is the policy that increased the Iranian power and control in an Iraq that fought against the Iranians in the near past for eight years.