In what may be one of the most stunning political reversals of military-won objectives since Viet Nam, President Obama and his cadre of progressive socialist democrats have allowed the Russians to set-up a theatre-wide headquarters in the Middle East; taking full advantage of all of the American purpose-built infrastructure and amenities. Not to mention the re-arming of the region using Russian arms and the necessity to look towards Moscow for additional support. The same Moscow where the Americans spend hundreds of millions of dollars to allow Americans to fly to the International Space Station. The same Moscow that sees its criminal families taking over American cities and its oligarchs living under American law and protections.
There is no doubt in my mind that President Obama and many high-ranking political and military leaders represent a clear and present danger to America in that they are weakening the military, disadvantaging our allies, and strengthening and empowering our enemies. Even to the extent of illegally supplying military-grade weaponry to al Qaeda or its various offshoots. In fact, it might be that the lies told by President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and others to the American people about Benghazi might have been a failed cover-up of an illegal arms transfer without Congressional approval.
Perhaps this is what President Obama meant when he was captured on a “hot microphone” telling Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to tell the incoming President Vladimir Putin: “This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility."
Consolidation and coordination of command and control …
Iraq steps up anti-IS coordination with Iran, Syria, Russia
Iraq, Russia, Iran and Syria have agreed to set up an intelligence committee in Baghdad, the government said Sunday, a further sign of Moscow's growing role in the region's conflict. Baghdad said the cell would help harmonise often competing efforts in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group, although Washington objected to Syria's role.
"It's a committee coordinating between the four countries, with representatives of each country, in the field of military intelligence and aimed at sharing and analysing information," Saad al-Hadithi, a spokesman for Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's office, told AFP.
He said the cell would focus on "monitoring the movements of terrorists... and degrading their capacity".
Iraq's Joint Operations Command said the deal with Moscow comes amid "growing concern over the presence of thousands of Russian terrorists engaged in criminal acts with Daesh (IS)".
The United States has a $500-million programme to train and equip vetted moderates recruited from among the rebels fighting Assad, but it has faced repeated setbacks.
Committee my ass, more like a theatre-wide command center to exert command and control over much of the Middle East. And, maybe the only harmonization would be the singing of “Death to America” in the same place that 4,400 Americans were killed trying to bring freedom, peace, and stability to Iraq? Even worse, it appears that the Russians are going to be taking over infrastructure in the “Green Zone” formerly occupied by the CIA and is well-equipped with fiber cables and other infrastructure needed to support secure commination's and command actions. All thanks to the American taxpayers and courtesy of President Barack Obama.
About that $500 million and the leader of the drawdown that created the power vacuum that bred ISIS …
The commander of CENTCOM (U.S. Central Command), General Lloyd Austin III, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that after spending nine months to train and equip “moderate” Syrian rebels that there were only four or five soldiers in the field and that a few dozen more may be on the way. It also appears that many of the weapons provided to the New Syrian Front trained in Turkey would up in the hands of al Qaeda.
He is the 12th and current commander of United States Central Command (CENTCOM). Austin is the first African American to head the organization.
Prior to current assignment, General Austin served as the 33rd Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army from January 31, 2012 to March 8, 2013.
His previous assignment was as the last Commanding General of United States Forces - Iraq, Operation New Dawn, which lasted until December 15, 2011.
On December 6, 2012, the Pentagon announced that President Obama had nominated General Austin to lead the U.S. Central Command. Austin was confirmed by the U. S. Senate on March 5, 2013, and assumed command on March 22, 2013.
Of his service in Iraq, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said:
Even with the expenditure of $500 million, this effort is little more than window dressing to insure Obama is not regarded like Bill Clinton bombing an aspirin factory for effect. Painting the false picture that America is fighting ISIS – especially when our planes never fly below 10,000 feet and drop blind ordinance.
Of course, who else would Obama choose for the job if not a staff weenie and another “historic” selection of someone beholden to Obama and his radical philosophy. One wonders if his chain of command includes Valerie Jarrett and Ben Rhodes above his military bosses?
Bottom line …
President Barack Obama’s foreign policy, administered through incompetents like Hillary Clinton and John Kerry has been a disaster. Only one question remains: was this by design?
America needs to wake up and see the disaster created by the democrat party – from President Jimmy Carter, the father of Islamo-fascism, through Bill Clinton, his technology transfer to the Chinese and allowing North Korea to go nuclear, to President Obama who has materially weakened the United States in both domestic and foreign policy. And, this party promoted a corrupt, lying Hillary Clinton as our next Commander-in-Chief. Absolutely outrageous and unthinkable if not for a coalition of disaffected minorities, union workers, entitlement recipients – with nary a patriot in sight.
Are the same vetting procedures used to vet the Syrian rebels to be armed the same vetting procedures the government is going to use for refugees entering the United States?
We are so screwed.
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius