Saturday, November 17, 2012
President Obama is losing the war
To recap: The U.S. supported the ‘uprisings’ in Libya and Egypt. The result is two new governments that did not protect our embassies and allowed both to be overrun by our enemies. Our ambassador was raped and murdered and the enemy flag was raised over both embassies. Syria is experiencing another ‘uprising’ and like Libya and Egypt, we (The U.S.) are supporting the ‘insurgents’. Now Hamas has launched attacks into Israel. Israel is calling up reserves in advance of a potential ‘invasion’ of Gaza. While this type of situation has been seen many times before, the increased boldness of attacks by enemies of established governments in the Middle East cannot be denied. This is what losing a war looks like. A good comparison is the American response and the results after the two different attacks on 9/11. After 9/11/01, the U.S. inserted ground units into Afghanistan and began ‘painting’ targets of the Taliban positions which resulted in the toppling of the government two months later. (November 2001) An ‘insurgent’ war began almost immediately. Within the next year and a half, the U.S. invaded Iraq and escalated the war to two countries where our enemies deployed much of their strength and resources in a failing attempt to meet our military in open battle. 9/11/12 was preceded by the U.S. assisting in the toppling of the governments of Libya and Egypt, the very same countries that failed to protect our embassies and allowed our enemy to raise their flag after successfully overrunning them. The ‘insurgency’ in Syria had already begun prior to the attacks on 9/11/12. Two months later, (November) Hamas is escalating the war against Israel who has now begun to call up reserves. Egypt has recalled its ambassador to Israel and is threatening to open the border to Gaza. This would allow for easier supply to Hamas and its allies in the faceoff with Israel. The increasing effectiveness and frequency of attacks upon the U.S. and our allies is unmistakable. After 9/11/01, the U.S. escalated the war to our advantage. Today, the war is being escalated by our enemies to their advantage. We are urging restraint on all sides. This is not being proactive nor is it being decisive. The U.S. is on the strategic, operational and tactical defensive. In other words, we are losing. Maybe President Obama will uncover some unknown strategy or make a move that will be more in our favor, but this remains to be seen. In the meantime, we can expect a further escalation of the war against our interests and people. This is not nearly as desirable as having our enemies attacking our military.