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Sunday, September 27, 2015

 

Obama: The Isolationist Commander-In-Chief

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Roanoke Times,  9-27-2015, Pg 3:  Ramadi Iraq stalemate raises strategy doubts
Pg 7:  Obama seeks clarity on Syria strategy as the Russians move in
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Obama has had a consistent military strategy for the past eight years.  His strategy is to downsize and marginalize the US military system while withdrawing the US presence back to the US mainland consistent with our isolationist posture back in 1910 and again in 1930.  This strategy was well articulated during both his campaigns.
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Obama’s withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan, his failure to act in the Russian invasion of Ukraine, his depiction of ISIS as a JV-team and his current totally passive stance on Syria are all consistent with his isolationist strategy.
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The Obama team mantra:  Marginalize and minimize any and all threats, foreign and domestic, so there's no need for action or reaction.
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Obama’s nuclear weapons and missile “deal” with Iran and the associated outsourcing of monitoring that “deal” to the UN is totally consistent with his strategy to detach from direct contact with the biggest threat to stability in the middle-east.
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Will history repeat itself?  US isolationism did not work out well in 1918 with WW-1, nor did it work out well in 1940 with WW-2, nor did it work out well in 1950 with the Korean War all of which resulted in the US having little or no influence in the peace-war process and thrusting our military into combat with few assets, little training or adequate weapons.
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Obama’s war on US fossil fuels is consistent with his isolationist strategy since the US will not have a meaningful roll in the middle-east and will not have the ability to physically or politically counter the next oil embargo.
This national impotence is reminiscent of the Iran, Jimmy Carter hostage crisis.
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Obama will be out of office before “the chickens come home to roost”.
Iran and Russia will be the power-players in the Mideast and Israel will be hammered by them and the UN into a very bad place.
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All this is not the bad news.
The bad news is that domestically Obama and associates have driven the US into a state of dependency and government control and massive debt that makes it very difficult if not impossible to rise to face national or international crisis and threats.
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The really bad news is that lots of people think the team of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are going to repair and fix all these issues.
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/boehner-conservative-critics-follow-false-prophets-with-empty-promises/article/2572905
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The Pope is here -- hope he's praying for us.
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/09/obama-degrades-and-destroys-his.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/09/bernie-sanders-consummate-pied-piper.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/08/obama-says-irans-ayatollahs-will-play.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/03/iran-in-charge-of-iraq-isis-war.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/03/the-audacity-of-appeasement.html
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