“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Obama decides to tilt at the Libyan windmill

So the Obama administration announced, along with other UNSC member nations, that we are ready to start re-arming the newly-recognized Libyan government to help it fight against ISIS. 

Shouldn't we stop to consider what happened in Iraq when we armed Iraqi forces to fight ISIS there two years ago? At the first sign of resistance, the highly US-trained Iraqis turned tail, discarded their uniforms, and ran away, leaving all those brand new state-of-the-art weapons for ISIS to fight with. 

I realize our defense contractors would welcome the extra business of arming yet another war, but what is the end game here? What will we do when Libyan forces join ISIS or simply decide not to fight? I'll bet Washington hasn't even considered such an eventuality any more than they considered the likelihood that the mythical Arab Spring was nothing but a blank check to ISIS and the Muslim Brotherhood to take over country after country as we pulled the rugs out from under the current governments at the time. 

I wonder in '08 if Obama would have predicted that in 2016, Americans would still be dying in Iraq, Afghanistan, and probably soon Syria and Libya, for ideas of regional democracy that are nebulous at best?


Isaac A. Nussbaum said...

So I came back to see him a few weeks later, and by that time we were bombing in Afghanistan. I said, “Are we still going to war with Iraq?” And he said, “Oh, it’s worse than that.” He reached over on his desk. He picked up a piece of paper. And he said, “I just got this down from upstairs” -- meaning the Secretary of Defense’s office -- “today.” And he said, “This is a memo that describes how we’re going to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran.” ~Gen. Wesley Clark, 2001

Ed said...
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Ed said...

"Take out seven countries".......??? What does that mean? Obama doesn't want to take out ANY countries, he wants them to love him, adore him, and bow to his wish for peace, because you know, he's the great healer, the bridge personified between Islam and the West.