Obama recently made it known his current foreign policy is to focus on killing Bashar al-Assad of Syria. He will leave the White House reminding us of his ineptitude to carry out the position of commander in chief.
The New York Times obtained a memo written by upwards of 50 diplomats of the State Department. The memo urged the president to carry out attacks against the al-Assad regime, spending military budget in an inappropriate venture. The memo said that American policy has been “overwhelmed” by the grisly violence in Syria. It also called for “a judicious use of stand-off and air weapons, which would undergird and drive a more focused and hard-nosed U.S.-led diplomatic process.”
They complain that during the five-year civil war, Mr. al-Assad’s regime has cost the lives of some 400,000 Syrian individuals. The problem with stopping the al-Assad genocide has been the threat posed to America by the enemy. That is the Islamic State in Syria.
The State Department is urging Obama to place the blame for the situation in the war-torn region in the corner of al-Assad. And President Obama is listening to them. They urge in the memo that the “root cause of the instability that continues to grip Syria and the broader region.” But they fail to cite the domestic dangers of ISIS cells in the States. They are trying to build a leftist empire as powerful as the caliphate known as Islamic State.
For example, please recall the case of Libya. In 2011, an Obama-sponsored military intervention ended up costing the United States more than it cost NATO. The rag-tag rebels killed Ghadaffi, but what become of it? It was military disaster, just months after, when American blood soiled the Libyan ground at Benghazi. Al-Qaeda had taken over. Both Clinton and Obama were directly responsible.
On the other hand, Donald Trump’s policy on Syria and Libya has been going in the right direction, especially compared with President Obama’s. It is in fact, among the Republican presidential contender’s strongest points.
To see the strength of Trump’s diplomacy on foreign policy in the Middle East check with Russian premiere Vladimir Putin. He called Trump “bright” last week for the press. Putin also agrees that small efforts must be taken on the issue in Syria, from all of the many sides, at the same time. And for agreeing with him on this, he called Donald Trump “bright” and “outstanding” for the ears of one Fareed Zakaria of CNN. Putin called Trump “talented.” “Mr. Trump says he’s ready to restore full-fledged Russian-American relations. What can be bad about it?” he said.
Vladimir Putin knows it and more importantly Donald Trump knows it. But United States President Barack Obama does not know that a hit on al-Assad is a dollar in the bank of al-Nusra or worse, ISIS. It is simply too drastic a step.
The United States and Russia co-chair a 22-nation group which supports a UN-backed process to end the five-year civil war through negotiations. Last Wednesday, according to Russian RTE News, United States Secretary of State John Kerry told both Russia and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to respect a very fragile ceasefire, saying that United States patience was running out.
But Mr. Kerry sounds about as illiterate as do Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. When it comes to the situation in Syria which is an internal one, who needs patience? The United States has all the time in the world.
Russia says it agrees with the United States’ positioning in the region, both military and financial. Russia has been joining forces with the al-Assad Baathist side of the fighting and bombing out targets held by ISIS and al-Nusra. So this is why Vladimir Putin is in agreement with Donald Trump. Obama and his cronies want to destroy Assad immediately. This would result in a nightmare much worse than what we witnessed in Benghazi, Libya when Hillary Clinton sent an ambassadorial mission to its funeral in Northern Africa.
According to Reuters, Moscow’s intervention on the side of al-Assad, “alongside Western backing for rebel groups opposing him has raised fears of a wider international confrontation in the war.”
Russia’s defense ministry said in a statement that military officials from both countries were agreed to on the need for improving coordination.
“The exchange of views about the incident was carried out in a constructive way with the both sides aiming to improve the coordination on fighting the terrorist organizations in Syria and in order to avert any incidents during military operations in this country,” Russian Defence Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said in the statement.
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