Friday, March 27, 2015
Obama in the Cockpit
This week we are all trying to make sense of a German pilot deliberately steering his plane into the side of a mountain in the French Alps. Many of us are also trying to make sense out of the foreign policy of President Obama.
Consider this: While the entire Middle East is burning, our president is singling out the one democratic country in the region, the country that is our closest ally in that God forsaken part of the world for criticism. While Isreal is fighting for its very survival, Obama prefers to make nice with the forces who seek to destroy her especially the murderous mullahs of Iran. That leads us to the insane drive to emulate Neville Chamberlain's capitulation to Hitler over the Sudetenland in 1938.
If ever there was a regime less trustworthy to make a treaty with that would be Iran. But that is precisely what is about to happen, peace in our time.
And just look at who we are backing in the various and sundry wars that are breaking out.
In Yemen, we are backing the Saudis, Egyptians, And Jordanians, who have sent forces in the battle against the Iran-backed Shia Houthi rebels, who have routed Yemen's president, our ally.
Now it gets tricky. In Iraq, we are backing the Shi'ite government that is battling ISIS (Sunni). Also backing the Iraqi government is Iran and the Shi'ite militias. In effect, for the past two days, we have been providing air support for the militias as they fight to take Tikrit.
So, we are opposing Iran in Yemen and fighting on the same side in Iraq.
Meanwhile in Syria, we don't even seem to know which side we are on except we are against the government of Bashar Assad, which is supported by Iran. But we are against ISIS, which is also one of the rebel forces fighting against Assad.
Is there a method to Obama's madness? Is this all part of a deliberate plan? Can our president really be so blind, so foolish, so incompetent?
Or is he calmly flying the plane into the side of a mountain while some of us are trying desperately to break down the cockpit door?