Tag: Syria

Weak Country, Weaker Leadership

I really hate writing about this stuff. It is painful to even think about how our once great country has been weakened, and how we have forfeited our world-wide leadership role to a tin-horn dictator like Vladimir Putin.

It took Barack Obama only five years to achieve this seeming monumental task of taking the greatest nation in the history of the world and making it an also ran nation of sponges and nere-do-wells. Strong language?

Who can forget Barack Obama’s maiden apology tour in the beginning of his administration? In that period he sucked up to the French because we do not speak that language. He threw the Israeli’s under the bus because he thinks that he can suck up to terrorist run Islamic organizations to bring about middle-east peace.

How can anyone forget Obama’s attempt at “restarting” US/Russian relations when there was nothing wrong with our positions, anyway? Then, our fearless leader killed plans for a missile shield in Eastern Europe, a move that threw our best allies under the bus, and for what? The whole thing was theater to try to make Obama look good.

Did I mention the Arab Spring debacles? Remember Obama’s apology speech to the world of Islam that we have been wrong in out approach to Muslims? Do you remember when Barack Obama did not support the Egyptian military, but instead let the leadership of that country go to the Egyptian Brotherhood? Why did Obama praise this process.

Don’t forget about Libya where Barack Obama coined an expression that will forever haunt him and his administration. Leading from behind, indeed!

Our Maximum Leader, Barack Obama, has drawn another line in the sand in Syria. He has called for an end to the Assad regime. Where has he been while Assad has been cementing his control, and murdering thousands? That’s real leadership of the Obama kind.

I haven’t talked about Obama-care, a bad idea executed very badly. Nor have I written about the foolish idea of surrendering the management of Internet domain names to the United Nations, the first step in increased fees and content control of the most important technological and sociological developments in the last thousand years.

Weak leaders do not make just weak leaders. Weak leaders most often give no leadership. This is the story of Barack Obama, no leadership.

What Did The Congress Do?

I wrote an article the other day titled, What Will The Congress Do?. It was about the problems in Syria, our threat to take action against the Assad regime for using poison gas against innocent women and children in the Syrian civil war, and what the President or Congress might do about the situation. I don’t think I left much hope for anything intelligent happening.

I was right, and I was wrong. The Congress did not vote, and if they would have, apparently the President would not have gotten the votes to attack the Syrian government forces. In the meantime another player has appeared to take charge.

Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, has stepped into the international leadership vacuum caused by the lack of leadership of Barack Obama. Wisdom has never bothered to visit Barry’s tortured mind. As a matter of fact, it can be said with only a little levity that Obama has been unconscious ever since he entered office in 2009.

On the off-hand remark of an unremarkable Secretary of State, John Kerry, Vladimir Putin has painted Obama and company into a corner, assuring that the Assad regime will survive, and the United States faces a middle-east as the largest irrelevant power in the history of the world.

So, Congress hasn’t done anything, and the President hasn’t done anything.

What else is new?

What Will The Congress Do?

It will be interesting to see how the US Congress will vote on Obama’s recent Syrian bombing proposal. As we know, Obama, after muddling around with the Syrian question for three years, has decided that now is the time to do something. Well, except he wants the Congress to cover his rear.

Barack Obama never makes a decision alone. He always has somebody available to take the fall.

It is my estimation that the Congress will vote to let Obama bomb Syria, not because it is the right thing to do, but because our misbegotten President has another week to twist arms. Who knows how much dirt the CIA, FBI, and NSA can dig up on a Congressman in that length of time? Obama will do anything to get the Congress to vote for his initiative.

There was a time when we could have decided to aid the Free Syrian Army. But, with Obama’s muddling, that time has passed. Al Queda militias have ascended into the lead. Bombing the Syrian army assets will primarily aid Al Queda. Who in their right mind would aid Al Queda? Would Barack Obama do that?

Plus, there are legitimate questions about who is lobbing sarin gas, and killing hundreds of innocent non-combatants. In spite of what Secretary Kerry has said, there is anecdotal evidence that Al Queda has used sarin gas in the war, according to the Russians.

Turkey reveals that they raided a terrorist cell in their country, and confiscated a 2 kg container of sarin gas that was intended to kill innocent Turks. Therefore, we know that extreme Islamic terrorists have access to sarin.

If we take all the stories as evidence, then we don’t have a clue who is the angel, and who is the devil in this fight. Have we heard about this doubt from the White House?

We need much more information before we should start killing people in Syria. It is pretty plain that the Administration has data they are not sharing with the public, and we need to know exactly what is going on.

As we put up with a muddling Presidency, we also have an uninformed Congress. In my opinion the Congress should recommend AGAINST the bombing, and let the President make whatever decision he must that is in the interest of the United States of America.

So far, all we have from Obama is the inability to identify those interests, and his embarrassing talent to back terrorist groups like the Egyptian Brotherhood and Al Queda.

Every Thing Is Normal

Mother Earth is still in her orbit around Sol, and the crickets are still doing their job in the Georgia nighttime symphony. Football season has arrived, and Barack Obama has done the absolutely predictable thing of dodging responsibility for his actions.

I am watching the Georgia football team get whipped by a hot Clemson team and Alabama beat an over-powered Virginia Tech. The really big news in other locales is that President Obama will put the question of Syrian military strikes to the US Congress.

Wow! His stated reason for doing so is because it is a really important decision, and it is important for the US Congress to have their say in the situation, regardless of the fact that Obama has already decided to kill some Syrians whether we have a vital interest in the Syrian situation, or not.

The time to worry about our interests in Syria are long past. Like melons and other fruits of the field, the longer you wait, the more ripe and rotten things get. Obama was not capable of ascertaining our interests in Syria, or who we should support. Now, all options are bad options, and the fool will wind up supporting a bunch of radical Islamist terrorists in the agency of Al Queda, and other terrorist groups. What a loser Barack Obama has turned out to be.

The Syrian revolt has been going on for about three years, and Barack Obama has made the huge mistake of not identifying our goals in that part of the world. Could it be that he thinks we have no legitimate place in the affairs of the Middle-East? That would partially explain his initial ass-kissing tour after his first election.

The news Sunday morning will be, Alabama wins, and Obama flounders.