Thursday, October 1, 2015

Russian strikes again expose US disarray

This morning on Yahoo News, we find out that you'd have to work pretty hard to find a more ineffective Secretary of State than John Kerry.  It was that long ago that Kerry demanded that Russia and Iran help fight ISIS.  As the old saying goes, be careful what you wish for.  Russia jumped right in with air strikes and SHOCK!, they airstrikes seem to be more about helping President al-Asad remain in power versus helping US foreign policy.

Kerry should know better, he served in the US Navy during the Cold War.  The Russians, and formerly Soviets, are not about nuance.  If you needed a 1,000lbs of high explosives to take out a target, the Russians will use more like 10,000lbs.  The US has grown too accustomed to the precision strikes made famous during the first Gulf War.  Those look pretty for the public but in reality they tend to drag conflicts out.  The Russian approach is to go in fast and heavy.  For Kerry and Obama to think asking Putin to come in and help out with ISIS wasn't going to use this type of doctrine, means they should both give back their Ivy League diplomas in shame.

Mr. Obama looks even more ineffective with his Middle East doctrine foolishly praising an equally ineffective UN for its assistance in developing diplomatic solutions.  Iran got what it wanted and now has little incentive to join in the "fight" against ISIS.

The worst part of all of this is the Syrian people who get to live through all of the violence.  Thanks to Kerry and Obama, the US foreign policy in the Middle East has been exposed for the fraud that it is and Putin has swept in to fill the vacuum.

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