Sometimes it helps to pause and reflect, then evaluate for yourself:
IRAN – In 2009, from the now infamous Cairo Speech, an uprising of the student led “Green Movement” striving for a voice amid the heavy hand of hard-line Islamist governance began. President Obama chose to reach out to Iran’s leadership and ignored the calls for assistance from the young reformers. The Green Party was killed. The Mullahs reigned supreme. Through inaction Obama sided with the Islamists.
TUNISIA – (Where the West claimed the “Arab Spring” began) Tunis caught the global political elites off guard. It should not have come as a surprise. We were outlining the growing immigration powder keg for years. Tunis exploded as a consequence of Ben Ali and Quadaffi taking billions from the EU to shut the immigration gates.
Simultaneously, in the WEST, the more willing to engage ‘New Media’ began to report the speeches from UK, France and Germany that Multi-culturalism had failed. However, few connected the dots to Tunis and how the shutting of the North African gates created a bottleneck within Tunisia and Libya. It was simply a matter of time before economic anxiety exploded within the cultural petri-dish. It did, in a big way.
EGYPT – The movement within Egypt was spearheaded by a small group of students. There was great similarity between the origin of the Egyptian uprising and the Iranian “Green Party”. However, instead of a crackdown – the more radical Islamist extremists saw the opening and co-opted the cries for greater freedom.
Obama switched directions and chose to engage within the maneuvers. Eventually throwing his support to the Muslim Brotherhood. After a brutal stint in power the Brotherhood was dispatched once their mask was removed. Obama sided with the Islamists.
LIBYA – Quadaffi was able to hold on longer than his neighbor Ben Ali because he had established 40 years of rule, leverage, power and military control. However, both Quadaffi and Ali faced the same issue origination, the closing of the North African gates.
The Brotherhood used the opportunity to flood the Eastern Libyan border with al-Qaeda and Brotherhood members. Hardline Islamist radicals returned from multiple battlefields around the Middle East to engage their arch nemesis. They still could not defeat Quadaffi – so they enlisted Justice Mustafa Abdel Jalil to don the cape of disguise and get help from NATO et al, to defeat their common enemy, Quadaffi. With the help of Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice and Samantha Power, al-Qaeda took control. Obama sided with the Islamist rebels while proclaiming he did not know their ideology.
SYRIA – Now visibly burned in Libya, having failed in Egypt, and seen as weak against Iran, Obama chose to sit this one out. The original FSA (Free Syrian Army) was fundamentally the same ideological perspectives of the former “Green Party” (Iran) and Social Media Soldiers in Egypt. However, as Obama did nothing the al-Qaeda flow followed the path of least resistance into Syria – it didn’t take long before the FSA was brushed aside and radical Islamists spearheaded the movement to remove Assad.
YEMEN – Yemen has always been the hotbed of al-Qaeda. However, their northern border country of Saudi Arabia has a vested interest in stemming the tide and keeping the Islamo-Fascists in check. Together with the U.S. hundreds of billions pour in to keep buying time for the pressure lid to remain. Drones take out the provocateurs one by one.
BAHRAIN – Like Tunis, Egypt and Libya, Bahrain exploded. However, given the horrid outcomes from the previous Islamist victories team Obama chose to let the Bahrain government turn machine guns on the majority to keep stability albeit by tenuous methods. In order to stop global publicity the U.S. paid off media companies to stop showing the bloodshed to the West. The bodies were buried, the burned building rebuilt, but the sentiment remains.
KUWAIT – As a security precaution we tripled the number of deployed U.S. troops in Kuwait and activated our crisis response teams.
TURKEY – Erdogan has a vested interest in the elimination of Syria’s Assad. Erdogan is also Obama’s G-20 BFF within the region. Erdogan has crushed opposition to his dictatorial government with the same methods of other regional characters. But Obama likes Erdogan the best, so we continue to turn a blind eye to the corruption and oppression within Turkey’s borders.
JORDAN – “The house begins to twitch”, and has done so for several years. The Jordanian royals know it is important to allow the pressure valve within it’s border to release and have voice. They have been somewhat assisted by the Jordanian people seeing the horrid outcomes from surrounding conflict. Things might suck in Jordan, but they’d suck a whole lot worse if Assads’ Syrian al-Qaeda enemies turned a similar level of attention toward Jordan. Tenuous twitching remains.
AFGHANISTAN – With U.S. Troops in withdrawal a general civil war with the Taliban is a virtual certainty in the years ahead. The nation will carve up just like it did before with regional levels of Taliban Islamists, a North/South division and an ungoverned no-mans land toward the Western Afghanistan area. The country will be tribal governance – just as it has been for decades. The only time Afghanistan unites is when they have a common enemy.
PAKISTAN – Never before in the modern history of Pakistan has more hatred toward America existed. After using their geography for a decade of war and conflict, everyone within Pakistan now hates us. We have trampled their lawn and the value of our bribes has disappeared now that nothing remains except mud and muck. We’ll keep paying them indulgence fees, and they’ll keep hating us….. for now.
NORTH AFRICA – The region where the original failed multi-cultural migration to the EU began. Mali, Chad, the Ivory Coast et al, all continue to struggle with *growing* AQIM factions. Nothing on the North African continent has improved in the least in regard to the growth of radical Islam. The problem is now the absence of any geography for the people trapped within the various nations to escape to. They now have three basic options: fight, convert or die.
And then there’s Europe…. nuf said.
So what do you think – you tell me.
How is President Obama doing with regard to foreign policy ?
[ *note* – Israel, China, North Korea, Central Asia and EU specifics will come later]