Approximately, one month ago, President Trump tasked the Pentagon with delivering him a plan to defeat the Islamic State or IS. What Trump failed to understand was the same people he tasked to solve the IS problem, were the same people that in a very large way created it. His trusted circle of advisors not only are all products of an institution with a heavily flawed system of promotion, but collectively failed to deliver a winning strategy when they were in combatant command roles. What kind of “solution” to IS does President Trump honestly think he will get from a group of institutionalized generals? Does anyone want to bet it will be a “solution” that requires more war? President Trump is literally asking “the swamp” to create his war policy and this is a fool’s errand. Based on a 100% failure rate of our Generals this century, this is unfortunately another juncture where it is very easy to assess with high certainty that the “solutions” President Trump will be presented will turn into another policy disaster. Both Presidents Bush and Obama suffered this hard lesson. President Trump needs to trash these recommendations and look at completely different ways of soliciting policy if he is to defeat IS and make America great again. This article is my attempt to speak truth to power and warn President Trump of the mistake he is making before it destroys his presidency. Read more
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At first it might be hard to decide what candidate for president to believe, but the answer in truth is easy. NEITHER. Both have been part of the lies and corruption too long to provide any real positive substance to the debate. Beyond more of the same political spin on old failed policies, you will hear no new ideas, many excuses, lots of finger pointing, and most importantly, no real strategy that departs from the failings of at least the last 11+ years.
For almost four years President Obama has continued many of the Bush-era policies while adding his own flavor of failure. Libya is just one of the most recent examples of an Obama owned foreign policy disaster as the return of four dead Americans can attest. By arming and supporting known jihadists, he set the stage for greater bloodshed throughout Africa and the Middle East. Even worse, Obama also quietly sold American sovereignty down the river to push an internationalist agenda. By allowing the United Nations Security Council and not Congress to be the single authoritative body to send Americans to war and placing Americans under foreign command without objection, Obama intentionally set a new precedent in international law that further erodes American sovereignty. Obama just recently was stating how Al Qaeda was decimated, but unfortunately for him and his propaganda machine, reality reared its ugly head all across North Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia. To illustrate his colossal failure in the Middle East and beyond it is worthwhile to highlight some key events from just a couple short weeks in September. During this very short timeframe a US diplomatic motorcade was blown to pieces in Peshawar, Pakistan wounding an American diplomat, four Americans to include an Ambassador were assassinated in Libya, numerous NATO forces were killed and wounded in Afghanistan by “friendly” troops and the Taliban, our embassies and consulates were attacked and torched in countries like Egypt and Sudan, Syria continued to deteriorate, and bomb blasts ripped through Iraq to name just SOME of the major events that affected Americans. Moving beyond our unending wars with Islam, Japan and China moved closer to war, Russia reinforced units with elite combat troops on the border with Georgia, North Korea threatened America and South Korea with a nuclear attack, and the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant continued to release massive amounts of radiation…again, to just identify a few highlights. On the economic front a near imminent disaster is facing Europe that will certainly collapse the global economy and take the US down with it. Further, the US debt has spiraled past 16 Trillion and is picking up speed with no end or even cuts in sight for spending. The true magnitude of the impending economic disaster will only be seen after the election and the temporary Band-Aids placed on the world economy to support President Obama’s re-election fall away. No Mr. President, Al Qaeda is not on the run, we are. No Mr. President, the world is not safer. No Mr. President, our debt and spending have not decreased. No Mr. President, our economy has not recovered. No Mr. President, you do not deserve another term!
As for Romney, this is a man with no foreign policy credentials. He is the man who somehow managed to already offend even the British before he was in the U.K. for a day. This is a man who has already kissed the ring of Netanyahu and sworn allegiance to a foreign power in exchange for political support. This is a man who thinks the policy era of George Bush was a success and should be brought back. So much so, his advisors and potential appointees are all Bush-era retreads reshuffled. To think America would allow Bush-era policy “experts” back into the White House after what we already lived through and expect anything to improve is simply beyond comprehension and must be put squarely in the court of idiocy. In respect to Romney’s stated Middle East policy, war mongering would be an understatement. Even though Romney is nothing more than a well-endowed draft dodger, he apparently thinks nothing of putting your sons and daughters lives in danger as he plots an even more disastrous round of wars with Syria and Iran for Israel’s security. I guess he didn’t get the memo regarding how “well” the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq went. Nonetheless, he seems to think he can start a war with Iran and that somehow will benefit America although I would challenge him to justify this argument in the upcoming debates. Further, he somehow believes that by giving more tax dollars to the incredibly over funded Department of Defense and starting a war with Iran he can simultaneously balance the budget. In one of the rare cases of Bill Clinton being right, Romney’s numbers just don’t add up. As a purported businessman, Romney must know this flaw in his arithmetic so it is fair to conclude he is stupid or lying to the public. Beyond the Middle East, Romney has also managed to pick a premature fight with Russia and risks restarting the Cold War. If Romney can’t even understand the consequences of wars in the Middle East, he is woefully unprepared to take on the likes of Russia and China in strategic policy.
America, your candidates chosen for you by the elites will not return peace and prosperity as they claim. Instead, you will get greater debt, a worse economy, unending bloody and costly wars, and further destruction of your freedom and liberties at home. We have seen both parties’ policies and they are abject failures, ignore the rule of law, and trash the Constitution. Neither is acceptable. Only by ditching the two very unqualified candidates and their establishment parties en masse can America hope to avert total disaster during the next four years. The Democrats and Republicans do not represent your best interests unless of course you are an extremely wealthy donor, financial institution, or mega corporation. Whether you disagree or agree, you, the citizens of the United States of America, will get the government you collectively deserve come November so choose wisely.
Below are links to a few recent articles illustrating the US strategic failure in Afghanistan: