The Riddle of Obama’s Foreign Policy | Consortiumnews

I enjoy reading the stuff by Robert Parry….he has a good grip on foreign policy and has some very insightful writings…..

It is no secret that I do not agree much with Obama and his team of lackeys on foreign policy…….he started off as the anti-war candidate and morphed into a neocon who seems to have imperialistic tendencies.

There are not many in Washington that I consider ‘experts’ at foreign policy or international relations…..they all seem to be stuck in the Cold War mindset…….which is not only outdated but extremely dangerous.

Obama’s foreign policy is a riddle that seems to have a very limited answer………

 

Source: The Riddle of Obama’s Foreign Policy | Consortiumnews

 

Is there an explanation for all this chaos in American foreign policy?

This piece in the World Affairs Journal does try to explain what is happening with our approach to world affairs…….we will soon make our choice for the next president and maybe now would be a good time to learn as much as possible about our foreign policy……that is if you truly care about this country and the future of your children…..but I may be a bit presumptuous.

Or you could just do what you have done for decades……just vote for the jerk with the best hair or the biggest mouth……and then bitch about what a slob he/she is……

 

Source: Fast Forward: US Diplomacy in an Untethered World | World Affairs Journal

“You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling”

Ah….I can hear the Righteous Brothers wailing along as I type……and I can still feel that tingle running up my leg as a dance with Amy “Gypsy” Rosseau……the year is 1965……I had better stop there…..soon there will be TMI.

Since the formation of the state of Israel in 1948 America has had that “special feeling” toward Israel……first because of the run up after World War 2 and the suffering the Jews had endured……then there was the Cold War and the USSR was making great headway with the Arab nations in the Middle East…the US needed a “friend” to try and counter any progress made by the Soviets……..and then money became a big part of our election process and Israel made sure to win friends by passing it around like peanut butter…..do you realize that about 2/3 of the Congress is financed by Israel in one way or another?

Every president since Truman has had that “special feeling” for Israel although their motivations were somewhat different……then along came Obama and his opponents want to make it look like he has NO love for Israel…….read all about it here…….Does Obama Have the “Special Feeling”.

Americans have come to support Israel mainly because the media only covers positive news from the region as it applies to Israel…..and then there is the Christians that are always in full support of Israel…..no matter what the news is…..Israel is always right and will always get their support…..but why?

Now that is an easy question to answer…..the Bible!

You see according to the Bible and Christian beliefs there will be an “end of days” and a second coming……but all that is contingent on there being an Israel, a homeland for the Jews.  You see if there is NO Israel then there is No second coming or an end of days…..the predictions will be for naught……and they, Christians, cannot have that now can they?

America needs to wean itself off this blind allegiance to Israel……when that occurs then the possibilities of some sort of resolution in the Middle East will be at hand….lives will be saved and money will be made……could not ask for a better ending.

The Civilian Toll From the War Against ISIS Is Huge. Why Isn’t the Press Covering It?

Some may think that I dost protest too much…..about our foreign policy.

Maybe I do…….but we have proven time and time again that we are not capable of acting in a rational way toward situations on the international stage.

With the 2016 election we will be electing a prez that will be ass deep into diplomatic nightmares and so far the best any of the candidates can do is give the American people slogans and bumper sticker solutions to the problems.

T avoid any more war maybe we, the voter, should pay attention and educate ourselves on the basics of foreign policy……that could go a long way in keeping the US out of situations that we must use force to settle…..

Whatcha think?

 

The Civilian Toll From the War Against ISIS Is Huge. Why Isn’t the Press Covering It?.

Deconstructing Senator Chuck Schumer’s Pro-War Statement About the Iran Nuclear Deal by Muhammad Sahimi — Antiwar.com

Nowadays there is an opinion on the Iran deal everywhere.  Most of they are not based in reality but rather emotional ramblings about some mythical problem.

Few people that oppose the deal have not taken the time to acquaint themselves with the agreement……they had rather jump on that silly bandwagon of hatred stemming from actions in 1979……basically holding a grudge.

Sen. Schumer is a Dem and opposed to the deal….I expected him to be in opposition after all he is owed by AIPAC and Israel cash…….but is his opposition real or made up to appease those paying him to be in Congress (not talking about the voters here)…….

 

Deconstructing Senator Chuck Schumer’s Pro-War Statement About the Iran Nuclear Deal by Muhammad Sahimi — Antiwar.com.

5 Reasons AIPAC Is Dead Wrong about the Iran Deal | The National Interest

Thanx to the cash that Israel and its lackey AIPAC have spread around the media outlets the American people are losing confidence in the Iranian nuke deal……

As usual their disapproval is not based on any fact but rather on misinformation and lots of cash is available for just that purpose…………

Even retired generals see the benefit of approving this deal…….

In a new open letter, three dozen retired US generals and admirals have endorsed the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran as the “most effective means” to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, and called on Congress to vote in favor of the pact.

The letter echoes sentiment from current Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, who said that resolving the dispute with Iran diplomatically “is superior than trying to do that militarily.”

But what do generals know about the situation?  Their rationale does not take in consideration 35 years of hatred……or the cash used to spread misinformation.

At least these people have taken the time to educate themselves on the deal before issuing a statement……something the American people are too knowledgeable to do……..

 

5 Reasons AIPAC Is Dead Wrong about the Iran Deal | The National Interest.

“It’s A Bad Deal!”

I have been observing the debate surrounding the deal made with Iran over their nuclear capability for about 2 months……there are many that do not like the deal that was agreed upon…..politicians, voters and especially bloggers.  In those months there has been an plethora of lip service in opposition to the deal.  In all that time I have heard not one word on why they oppose the deal……….most are opposed based on hyperbole and outright lies wrapped in cute slogans.

You know I might take these people, especially my fellow bloggers, if they would offer up an explanation on why they oppose the deal…..I mean there is a wealth of things I do not like but at least I offer up a reason for my opposition………but so far NO specifics and for that reason I do not reply on the blogs when they write about their hatred of the deal.

I understand all the distrust of Iran….I mean we are still living with the 1979 embassy attack and the hostages…….I understand that they, Iran, is blamed for the deaths caused by IEDs in Iraq……..or their ever expanding footprint in the Middle East…..but none of this is a good reason to oppose the control of nukes in the region.

I ask now…..if you are in opposition to the deal agreed upon with Iran to please let me know exactly what it is about the deal that has you in opposition…….I mean we have the total crap being passed around by people like that idiot broad, Bachmann……..

In an interview on the evangelical radio program “Understanding the Times” this weekend, former Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann opined that we should all feel very “privileged to live in” the End Times, which are currently upon us now that Obama’s negotiating a nuclear deal with Iran

Bachmann claimed that the Obama administration’s historic accord is evidence of the fulfillment of the prophecy from Zechariah 12:3 — “On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves” — and that only through the heroic efforts of Congressional Republicans and their lone Democratic ally, New York Senator Chuck Schumer, to undermine the deal will America be spared God’s wrath.

Just one example of the silly, absurd even perverted crap being passed around for people to use to fuel their opposition to the deal.

Have you read the wording of the deal?  NO?  For Christ sake, how can you be opposed to something you have no idea what it is about?

Maybe a quick read of what is in the deal would be in order……….

The Iran nuclear deal, translated into plain English – Vox.

Now with the reading of this plain English translation of diplo-speak you can point to the part or parts that you are opposed to…..or you could just continue on sounding like a buffoon in your opposition……your choice.

The Liberation of US Foreign Policy by Justin Raimondo — Antiwar.com

I have been a critic of American foreign policy for years…..I do not think that the best interests of the people are being considered when they jump into disastrous situations…..

During all those years I have said that a new foreign policy needs to be formulated and that the “Cold War” mentality is not doing the world any good.

Is there a possibility that the Iran deal could be a turning point in our foreign policy?

 

The Liberation of US Foreign Policy by Justin Raimondo — Antiwar.com.