A very interesting week to say the least. First the US Navy fires two nuclear capable missiles off of the coast of Los Angeles. A few days later, it is leaked that Russia has a nuclear-armed drone sub that the US Navy isn't certain they can detect. Then a few days after that, we learn that the US Air Force is flying B-52s within 12 nautical miles of the contested Chinese islands. The week ends with 138 killed in France by ISIS (using the old tried and true tactic of Kalashinkovs and bombs). In response, France has sealed their borders. Germany continues to erupt into violence over the huge influx of refugees.
Like most people, I stand with France during their time of trials and tribulations. The fact that France, not Britain, has been the longest standing ally of the US gets over-looked sometimes due to the French proclivity since WWII not to always follow the same hard-line stance as the US and UK. Nonetheless, the French have supported the US against Al Qaeda and the Taliban. The question now is will Mr. Obama finally denounce radical Islam?
Too many conservative pundits are quick to accuse Mr. Obama of a lack of action. Quite on the contrary, Mr. Obama has demonstrated a decided trigger-happiness even Mr. Bush did not possess. This is why I accuse Mr. Obama of being a wimp, he acts much like the kid that was picked-on in school who wakes up one day as an adult with the power he always dreamed of. Just like a wimpy kid though, Mr. Obama reacts in wimpy little strikes thinking everyone will now fear him. Instead, it just gives the bully more reasons to act out.
Everything this week is the result of Mr. Obama and his wimpy foreign policies. He authorized the test firings as a show-of-force (not thinking it through that Russia will now have to up their game). He ordered the B-52 overflights, triggering even more tension with China. His failed policies with Syria led to the creation of ISIS. His failed reaction to ISIS created the crisis in Syria leading to the flood of refugees in Europe that now are creating havoc.
The worst part though is how quickly everyone is likely to forget this when the elections happen next year. Hillary was at the helm of the State Department when these debacles were sent into motion. But just as the American public has already forgotten why the Black Lives Matter movement started, we will become focused on something else forgetting why 138 French lives were taken.