The Middle East, Russia, and China After The Election

 

 

 

Published on Oct 21, 2016

Hillary is blaming Russia for everything that is going wrong with her feeble campaign. Russia replies with a stern warning for America and the world.

Tackling the Middle East after the Election

Middle East Forum
by Clifford Smith
November 4, 2016

The next U.S. president will have a difficult job in the Middle East. The Obama administration’s failure to appreciate the long-term consequences of its actions (and inactions) have allowed forces unfriendly to the United States to make unprecedented strategic, political, and even territorial gains.

The Obama administration’s recently reaffirmed strategy toward ISIS has required Iraq’s security forces to spend two years gradually getting the upperhand over an enemy they outnumber well over 10 to 1.

Unfriendly forces have made major strategic, political, and territorial gains in the Middle East.

Erdogan’s Turkey is busy establishing itself as an Islamist force, oppressing its Kurdish minority, and even threatening to expand into Iraq and other surrounding areas.

The next administration will be forced to redefine our relationship with Turkey. It should work with our European allies to exert maximum pressure on Erdogan to change course. If he won’t, we must disentangle ourselves from Turkey, including working to end its NATO membership.

Iran is arguably the gravest immediate and long-term threat to American security in the region. The Iran deal is not working to moderate the regime or end the threat posed by the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program, and the price keeps getting higher. The costs now include ransom payments, allowing Iran access to ballistic missiles, and increased Iranian terror financing.

But this will not be enough — the next president must prioritize the rollback of Iran’s nuclear program, as well as its aggressive bid for regional hegemony, for which Syria, Iraq, and Yemen are paying a devastating daily toll.

No individual policy decision, or series of decisions, will fix these problems. As former Secretary of State Dean Acheson said, “At the top there are no easy choices. All are between evils, the consequences of which are hard to judge.”

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So if Trump becomes President, his plate will be full on all fronts.  If Hillary takes the electoral votes, we have to immediately be ready to defend ourselves.  Pretty clear choice here.

–Uriel–

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7 Responses to The Middle East, Russia, and China After The Election

  1. upaces88 says:

    July 23, 2016 at 12:39 pm
    I was kicked off of Fellowship of the minds for copying and pasting what Putin said.

    Putin will do everything he can to see Trump elected as president because with a naive, narcissistic no-nothing patsy American President that he can manipulate he will be able to destroy NATO which has been his goal since his first days as a KGB agent and then restore the old Soviet Empire.

    ~ Putin is not going to interfere with the US Election! He will let the American people decide for themselves.
    Putin is ready for a bold leader in the White House that he can team up with to … Trump won’t put pressure on him to stop Putin’s oppression, violent … Putin is itching to nuke Washington. … Hillary Clinton will lead us into war with Russia.
    http://www.thepoliticalinsider.com/vladimir-putin-just-made-a-massive-donald-trump-announcement/

    • Uriel says:

      Agreed that he is waiting to see. Thank goodness the boss isn’t so narrow minded.

    • Blessed B. says:

      People seem to believe that Putin was a KGB spy…he wasn’t….he was the KGB Banker for the Western side of Russia. Medeved was the KGB Banker for the Eastern side of Russia.

      Putin is not going to go back to the old soviet empire status….they have worked too hard in forming the new Russia to ever do that era again.

      NATO should be destroyed….IMHO.

      • Uriel says:

        This is from Putins biography BlessedB. Granted it is not autobiographical BUT released by the state. “After graduating from Leningrad State University with a law degree in 1975, Putin began his career in the KGB as an intelligence officer. Stationed mainly in East Germany, he held that position until 1990, retiring with the rank of lieutenant colonel.”

        As to how he runs Russia he is more autocrat than benevolent because partly he had to be in order to save the country from its disintegration. I think he does not want a severe form of socialism because he saw where it led the people. His focus appears to be returning Russia to a better worldwide position. I don’t doubt his heavy military style background because it takes discipline and focus to get and keep his current position. Nor do I doubt his laser focus on his people and country. I do not know about KGB but honestly don’t doubt that training either. Most upper ranks got much deeper into that to survive.

        • Uriel says:

          I aagree UN and NATO have no need to exist now their purpose was recovery from WWII NOT NWO. That was an invention to stay relevant and got subverted to Socialism.

  2. Shar says:

    Big waste of tax payer money. Most of those countries hate us.

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