Thursday, September 15, 2011

Binocular Snapshot for 9/15/2011

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"Shia government in Baghdad that was created with the approval of presidents Bush and Obama and the assistance of General Petraeus"

In Iraq, al-Qaeda and other Sunni groups have reestablished themselves and are preparing to take on the deeply anti-U.S.

American interests in the Persian Gulf region are more at risk today because of the unnecessary war in Iraq than they were when Saddam was in power.

As they watch the disaster for U.S. interests unfolding in Iraq, the best antidote the bipartisan architects of the U.S.-led invasion and the consequent boost to Iran’s regional power can suggest is that we leave three thousand U.S. troops behind to help “maintain order.”

Such a force would have as much chance of maintaining order in Iraq as the 7th U.S. Cavalry had in maintaining order among the Lakota and Cheyenne on that grassy ridge in Montana in late June 1876.

When the withdrawals from Iraq and Afghanistan are complete, President Obama—or whoever is president—will dress up the retreats-without-victory reality as some kind of success.

In Afghanistan, there is no way to obscure our defeat as Obama, Hillary Clinton, McCain and others have labored to do in Iraq. The Taliban-led insurgency has spread across Afghanistan, and the pattern of their operations has grown familiar and apparently unbreakable.

The insurgents are ascendant in any area of the country they choose to occupy until NATO forces arrive. At that point, they move out of NATO’s path to another region and establish ascendancy there.

All Petraeus and his counterinsurgency advisers were able to do with the troop surge is what had been done before: U.S. and NATO forces dominate any piece of ground they stand on out to a distance

defined by the reach of their weapons. Beyond that small area

The insurgents are in charge, and as soon as coalition forces depart they reacquire control of the ground on which NATO stood.

The icing on the cake of the U.S.-NATO failure in Afghanistan, however, came in the early morning hours of 13 September 2011 when the Taliban launched multiple, coordinated attacks in Kabul, including one in an area known as Wazir Akhbar Khan

Nearly a decade into the U.S.-NATO occupation of Afghanistan no section of the country is secure; not even the heart of the capital. Apparently only six Taliban fighters kept Afghan and NATO forces engaged for over twenty hours in the Wazir Akhbar Khan district

One of the surge’s two major goals—as defined by Obama, Clinton, Petraeus and McCain—was to train Afghan military, security, intelligence and police forces so they could maintain stability without the aid of foreign forces.

On 13 September, all those services failed: they had no intelligence that warned of the attack; they did not detect Taliban fighters moving into position for attack; and they could not repel the attackers without the help of U.S. and NATO troops.".

You will see one of the reason Israel (Judah) has become so isolated which the May 15th Prophecy told you would occur well ahead of time because of having "the worst government Israel ever had."

"Mr. Netanyahu should be worried that his country is more isolated now than when he took office"

That isolation will deepen so long as negotiations remain stalemated. No vote in New York City makes that any less true — or any less dangerous for Israel.

The paper then defines Netanyahu's actions as "astonishing behavior for so close an ally that does not serve his own country’s interest

Yet the piece is most critical of Netanyahu for being "the most intractable" over "building settlements and blaming his inability to be more forthcoming on his conservative coalition".

"Israel's isolation happened for a reason,it is directly related to the government's conduct. There has never been a time when we didn't have one Israeli ambassador in any Muslim nation in the world."

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