FROM every rational geo-political perspective, the PURPOSEFUL (mis)reign of Barack HUSSEIN Obama has precipitated untold disaster, not only for the entire Mid East but for the western world. And it is entirely understandable that most are left in a state of perpetual confusion, wondering, not only, how could this happen, but why would the POTUS aid and abet both Sunni and Shia sides? Yet, it is really not such a head banger, but it is exponentially diabolical. Machiavellian.
Al-Qaeda’s ISIS: Behind the Group That Took Mosul
But before we delve into Barack HUSSEIN Obama’s Islamic goals, the reader must internalize where things stand right now, with the “news” that Washington will “cooperate” with Iran to beat back the ISIS’s destructive swathe in Iraq, as reported in various forums
Kerry: US open to working with Iran on Iraq
Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday in an interview: “I think we are open to any constructive process here that could minimize the violence, hold Iraq together, the integrity of the country and eliminate the presence of outside terrorist forces that are ripping it apart.” He said that President Obama was vetting “every option that is available,” including drone strikes.
Shortly before Kerry made the comments, Islamic fighters captured the northwestern Iraqi town of Tal Afar, the largely Turkmen town that is key their plan for an Islamic caliphate spanning Iraq and Syria.
In fact, it is more than noteworthy to cite: yes, historically, nations “cooperate” with those whose general worldviews are diametrically opposed, not unlike the allies working with Stalin during WW 2. Nevertheless, that was then and this is now, with the caveat being: the POTUS is working AGAINST an American victory! Herein lies the crux.
In any case, it is through this “cooperation” that Barack HUSSEIN Obama gets to assist both Sunni and Shia, and this is where it is at. On the one hand, if not for his wildfires in the Mid East – chiefly to empower the Muslim Brotherhood Mafia – Al Qaeda’s offshoot, ISIS terrorists, wouldn’t be in a position to destroy Iraq.
Nevertheless, after all the American/western blood and treasure spilled on behalf of Iraq, one would expect that the ascension of an Al Qaeda Islamic State in Iraq and Levant – ISIS – endangers not only all of the Mid East and beyond, but the entire free world. Surely any POTUS would fight against this outcome – or so one would believe.
Effort under way to set up channel separate from nuclear talks, as one top Republican lawmaker warns of threat to Jordan.
WASHINGTON – Reflecting rapidly changing events on the ground in the Middle East, the United States is readying a new, direct channel with Iran that will allow the two powers to coordinate strategy against the menace of ISIS, a terrorist militia conquering territory throughout eastern Syria and northern Iraq.
The Obama administration is already preparing a channel separate from its efforts to forge a comprehensive agreement with Iran over its nuclear program, and hopes to begin talks this coming week, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.
Independently, The Jerusalem Post could only confirm that deliberations are under way among administration officials over what the nature of such a line of communication between Washington and Tehran should look like.
“Whatever dialogue may or may not be taking place [with Iran] would take place on the sideline or outside the mainstream of the nuclear talks” in Vienna, US Secretary of State John Kerry told members of the press on Friday in London, standing with European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton. “We don’t want that linked and mixed.”
Kerry phoned his counterparts in Doha, Riyadh and Amman on Sunday over the crisis, which unfolded with dramatic speed last week as ISIS, a Sunni militia seeking a caliphate throughout Iraq and the Levant region, took control of Mosul and threatened an attack against Baghdad.
The group already claims domain in Syria, where the insurgent group formerly concentrated in Iraq managed to recalibrate its tactics and its funding. ISIS began a military campaign in October 2013 with the explicit aim of conquering territory for its own.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that he and US President Barack Obama have exchanged letters, and that Iran stands “ready to help” in coordination with US military operations.
A similar exchange took place under the George W. Bush administration, the Journal noted, over a shared interest in toppling the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001.
But Rouhani’s overture marked a dramatic shift in relations nevertheless, after decades of near-silence between the two governments. A public rapprochement began last September— the first of its kind since the Iranian Revolution of 1979— when Obama called Rouhani congratulating him on his election, and expressing hope for better relations between the two nations.
Talks resume this week in Vienna over Iran’s nuclear program, and US officials might choose to speak on the sidelines of that negotiation with their Iranian counterparts over the ISIS threat.
Qasem Suleimani, commander of the elite Qods Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, was already in Iraq this weekend for consultations over how Iran might assist in Baghdad’s efforts to fight the small Sha’ria army.
Top Republican lawmaker Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Sunday suggested that a deal with Iran might be necessary in the short term to stop ISIS from marching on Baghdad— not dissimilar to America’s alliance with Stalin’s Soviet Union at the height of the Second World War.
“We’re going to have to have some dialogue with the Iranians,” Graham said.
Graham, long a harsh critic of the Obama administration, joined a chorus of his peers from across the American political aisle in warning of the dramatic consequences of what might come next without a campaign to counter the terrorist group.
“We had al Qaeda in Iraq, the predecessor of ISIS, on their backs,” Graham said, calling on Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to resign. “We had this place in a good spot. They were playing politics, rather than killing each other.”
ISIS “will eventually march on Jordan and Lebanon,” Graham warned. “They’re going to take the king of Jordan down.”
US President Barack Obama remained in Palm Springs, California, over the Father’s Day weekend while his national security team weighed military options to offer the president. In preparation for any possible campaign, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel moved the USS George HW Bush aircraft carrier to the Arabian Gulf, equipped with Patriot missiles with reach throughout the country.
The US intelligence community estimates that ISIS has roughly $1.2 billion in cash flow from the black market trade of oil, pumped by the organization in eastern Syrian fields, and from the takeover of Iraq’s central bank of Mosul, where the group seized nearly $500 million.
That makes ISIS the richest terrorist organization in the world: for perspective, Al-Qaida was said to be rich before September 11, with estimated wealth at that time at $30 million.
MORE specifically, think of the POTUS as both the arsonist and the firefighter. Since he is the one who (through his Mid East adventures) set the stage for Al-Qaeda’s takeover, his intentions, his objectives, are steeped in Islamic rewards.
So from a series of precipitous Mid East fires (think: Mubarak, GO NOW…head over to the illegal war in Libya….) Obama Inc.’s strategy has been to set the region alight. This is no longer up for debate. And, as a bonus, “negotiating” with the mullahs gains a tailwind! The point being, in the Islamist-in-Chief’s worldview, it is a win-win situation. How so?
Well, the ultimate goal is to resurrect the Caliphate, come what may. Now, while he would prefer to see Sunnis astride the Caliph’s seat, the fact of the matter is that he knows that Sunnis and Shias will fight to the death for hegemony. Ain’t much he can do about that one. Nevertheless, we must see the forest from the trees and not become bogged down with their centuries old tribal warfare.
Inherently, geo-politics is never static, but its “players” surely understand certain constants: various pressure points become necessary – manufactured or otherwise – in order for the desired outcomes to prevail. Dominoes falling.
In the end, according to Barack HUSSEIN Obama, Islam wins and that is that.
The American public has trouble understanding why Obama is supporting and arming Islamic extremists in Libya and Syria. He has yet to explain what Chris Stevens was really doing in Benghazi and why on G*d’s good earth our Benghazi consulate was guarded by an al-Qaeda-affiliated militia instead of the U.S. Marines or a diplomatic security team. What is Obama’s justification for granting entry into the United States to Muslims who provided “limited material support” to terror groups, while turning away the multitudes of displaced Christian refugees from Syria, Libya, and Egypt who live in absolute fear for their lives from the mindless hatred of Islamist jihadists?
Obama might even explain why he apologized to the entire Muslim world for a YouTubevideo, but he had nothing to say when Khaled Al-Zaafrani, founder of the Egyptian Justice and Progress Party, went on a major Arabic television network and said,
“It’s well known that during the Passover, they [the Jews] make matzos called the ‘Blood of Zion.’ They take a Christian child, slit his throat and slaughter him. Then they take his blood and make their [matzos]. This is a very important rite for the Jews, which they never forgo…They slice it and fight over who gets to eat Christian blood.”
Al-Zaafrani then put a bright ribbon on his package of slander by throwing in a bit of Holocaust denial for good measure, finishing with: “When this subject is raised, the Jews consider it to be a problem, just like the problem of Hitler and the Holocaust.”
Of course, unlike the angry hordes of Muslims across the Islamic world who went on a rampage of burning, beating, and killing over the Mohammad video, the world’s Jews didn’t commit a single act of violence in reaction to the blood libel on Arabic television. Obama, ever so eager to defend “the Prophet of Islam” from the insults of a badly made YouTube video, was strangely silent when Al-Zaafrani’s words were broadcast across the Middle East to millions of Muslims, who were already chomping at the bit to wipe Israel off the map and exterminate every Jew on the planet Earth. While this sort of infantile fantasy may be laughable on one level, we must also remember that many thousands of Jews have been slaughtered over the centuries as a result of insidious blood libels.
Watching Obama ignore the constant demonization of Jews and Israel is distasteful enough, but we must not overlook the crippling instability Obama has fostered in the region. We have seen one relatively secure Islamic state after the other descend into chaos at the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood and their Islamist allies — armed to the teeth with the latest American weapons, financed by American dollars, and bearing the blessings of the Obama administration.
IF this is not quintessential Machiavellian, what else qualifies?