Friday, June 13, 2014

Binocular Snapshot for 06/13/2014

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The Oval Office isolates every president, it is important they listen more to opponents than supporters.

A decade ago, when Gen. David Petraeus empowered Baathists in Mosul, the result was an Islamist seizure of the city; Petraeus’ Baathist partners simply handed them the keys. There is a reason why the Iraqi government and Shi‘ite religious leaders still embrace de-Baathification.

The Pentagon and the White House exaggerated the training and competence of the Iraqi army, to acknowledge failure in training they supervised would end careers, so generals fibbed, glossed over weakness, or looked the other way, billions of dollars were wasted.

The White House, meanwhile, embraced the idea of Iraqi military competence in order to justify withdrawal, reality always catches up with rhetoric

The U.S. invasion and occupation destroyed the Iraqi state and ignited tensions among Iraq’s sectarian and ethnic communities, the surge sought to empower certain Sunni militias while paying them (temporarily) not to kill American soldiers; this ended up giving Sunni militants the means to press their grievances through escalating violence once U.S. forces were no longer around.

Unfortunately, Washington seems determined to compound its appalling policy choices in Iraq with equally grievous choices regarding Syria. For over three years, America has provided Syrian oppositionists with “nonlethal” aid, trained opposition fighters, coordinated with others openly providing lethal aid for U.S.-vetted recipients, and extended high-level political backing to the anti-Assad campaign

The resistance will prevail

Just as the May 15th Prophecy  have proclaimed with 100% accuracy!

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