Middle East A Powder Keg Ready to Blow
Iran has been provoking our Navy every chance they get. The latest is that on October 10, 2016 Yemen based Houthi rebels, backed by Iran, are shooting missiles at the USS Mason while on routine patrol in the Red Sea while in international waters. That's an escalation. Running boats up to our ships then veering off is one thing. Actually shooting missiles at our ships and our sailors is another. Remember, this all is happening after the Iranians captured our sailors and humiliated them a few months ago. At that time, Obama did nothing. The other day, after the missiles were FIRED at our ship and our American men, Obama condemns the act. Just words. No threat. No line in the sand. No order to find those bastards and kill them. Just weak ass words. Then last night, Obama OK's a strike on the radar sites in Yemen apparently where the missiles came from. Iranian ships have moved into the area where our ships are. In the past, no nation would have had the confidence to do something like this, but with this President, they know that there will be nothing to worry about from America. This also proves that the Iranian Nuclear deal and Obama's lifting of sanctions on Iran which was supposed to change Iran's behavior towards us, has been a total and outright failure. In fact, it makes us look like fools when you think about all the money Obama just paid them in secret cash. They are laughing at us all the way to the bank. Or to the missile factory where I'm sure some of our own money, thanks to Obama, is being used to buy the missiles that they are shooting at our sailors. Nice work Obama. You're a fool and your international policies have been a failure.
In 2012, you said things, Mr. President, that signaled our allies to believe you would be there for them in Syria. But just as in many many cases, you have left them all hanging including the Syrian people. 450,000 people have died in bombings in Syria, tens of thousands of them children. Many times you have met with military leaders to discuss our options in Syria, only to do nothing. So these people, who believed America would be there for them if things got seriously bad, were left by you to die from chemical weapon attacks and bombings. Now you want to meet again with military leaders to talk some more today. Well, as Donald Trump said in the last debate, Aleppo is lost. Its gone. Hillary wouldn't admit that, but Trump told the truth. The city is rubble. Trump was right. And your policy, Obama, is clearly to blame.
The Middle East is a powder keg and it's ready to blow. Libya is a lost state and home to ISIS. Syria is a lost state and we have lost to a coalition of Iranian-Russian-Syrian forces. Aleppo has been bombed into oblivion. 85% of the city is basically gone. 450,000 people are dead. 6.5 million have fled the country. Our relations with Russia are horrible. Our relations with Israel are not good. Egypt is politically unstable and is basically a military led state with deep divides between Islamist and others. Jordan is in economic crisis with 42% of the employed working for the government. ISIS is operating in the country. 600.000 Syrian refugees have flooded the country. Our relationship with Saudi Arabia is in taters. The State Department issued a warning in April to all Americans to be highly cautious when travelling in Saudi Arabia due to "continuing ISIL directed or inspired attacks across the Kingdom". Iraq is a disaster and Obama, who pulled out once, is now adding troops again to keep a lid on it. Turkey has seen an attempted coup in July, coordinated ISIS attacks across the country, suicide bombings and attacks on Turks and foreign visitors at the Ataturk airport in Istanbul. Turkey has always been a bastion of stability separating Europe from and the Middle East, but now things have changed. Turkey is working hard to prevent Islamic violence from spreading up from Syria into the country. Its long been a favorite tourist destination, but now France, the UK and the US have issued warnings. Tourism has dried up and it won't be long before unemployment skyrockets and the economy slides into a depression. Turkey has accepted around 3 million Syrian refugees into the country as of September 2016 according to the Middle East Monitor. That's up from around 1.7 million a year ago. Turkey gives them free healthcare, free education, and free housing. The country is now under severe strain economically and with the likelihood of an economic crisis on the horizon due to the drop in tourism, this is a country that is ripe for political change and upheaval. They're hanging on my a thread.
No President - or Secretary's of State like John Kerry and Hillary Clinton - have failed the American people and our allies in the Middle East so dramatically. And now we're about to see the results of all of these failed policies and inaction, along with the steady decline in our military power during the Obama/Clinton administration. The fall of our allies in the region and a likely attack on America and Americans.
Totally Right predicts that before the swearing in of a new President, Iran or ISIS or a combination of actors will launch a coordinated attack on the US and Americans. They want a war. They NEED a war with us to legitimize their cause and to validate everything that they do. Given the actions (or inactions) of our President, one has to wonder if he, too, wants the same thing for some twisted reason.