Friday, October 2, 2015

The World turmoil and America’s involvement

The thing that kept the lid on things in the mid-east for so many years, was the fact that most of the countries there were ruled by a King or Dictator or whatever you wish to call them.  Most of these countries were NOT under an Islamic government, and most had a powerful military to discourage an invasion.

Keep in mind that the ultimate goal of Muslims is world wide domination.  They seriously want to rule the world.   The first non-Islamic country to fall was Iran.  This was during the Carter administration, and he did nothing to help the Shah remain in control.  It then became an Islamic republic under the Ayatollah Khomeini.

The second problem to arise in the Middle East was when the dictator of Iraq became hungry for more power and more oil money.  His solution was to invade Kuwait; a small country which had a LOT of oil but no military.  This was when George HW Bush was President, and the United States intervened to stop the invasion and drive the Iraq forces out of Kuwait.   Once that was accomplished we ceased all military action against Iraq.

The third problem, in my opinion, was the election of Bill Clinton as President.  He used the Middle East to divert media attention away from all his many scandals.  If the news of the day was one of his scandals, a simple solution was to bomb something in the Middle East, like an aspirin factory for example.

When Clinton was elected, we basically had two enemies in the Middle East; Iran and Iraq.  By the end of Clinton’s eight years of blundering, I doubt that we had a single friend left over there, except perhaps Israel. 

On September 11, 2001, at 8:45 a.m. just eight months after George Bush became President, Islamic terrorists from Saudi Arabia and several other Arab nations attacked the World Trade Center.  Reportedly, they were financed by Saudi fugitive Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda terrorist organization.   It was the popular assumption that they were acting in retaliation for America’s support of Israel, our involvement in the Persian Gulf War.  

This attack had been in the planning stage for at least three or four years because some of the terrorists had lived in the United States for several years, and had been taking flying lessons at American commercial flight schools.

Bush responded to this attack by launching the War on Terror, an international military campaign which included the war in Afghanistan, launched in 2001 and the war in Iraq, launched in 2003.  At the conclusion of the war in Iraq, President Bush left an ample number of troops there to keep the piece until Iraq had a strong enough Government and strong enough Military to do so.

In January of 2009 the disaster of all disasters happened.  A Muslim by the name of Barack Hussein Obama II became President of The United States.  Obama knew Many Americans were tired of the war, and one of his campaign promises was “As a candidate for president, I pledged to bring the war in Iraq to a responsible end,”

In his book, former Defense Secretary and CIA Director Leon Panetta suggests that President Obama failed to heed his advisers who wanted to leave troops in Iraq past December 2011, which may have contributed to the rise of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

This was going to be a very long post pointing out the fact that most if not all of the turmoil in the world today is a direct result of American Foreign Policy.  However, I just discovered a recent column by Pat Buchanan which sums it up very nicely.  Here is the link…Please read:

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