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THE COST TO AMERICA OF AN AWOL PRESIDENT

by DR. SEBASTIAN GORKA

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In the recently released, but largely unheralded, National Security Strategy of the United States, the new buzz-word was “strategic patience.” As our unarmed Marines hastily departed Yemen, and ISIS closed in on their fellow devil-dogs in Iraq, the President was more than showing patience: he was making video about taking selfies.

The new National Security Strategy of the United States, which was a year late and strangely dropped on a Friday – a technique usually reserved for documents the administration doesn’t want to be read – opens with a a letter from President Obama. In it, he states that his answer to the threats and challenges that face the nation is “strategic patience.” Instead of tackling the dangers of the word proactively and head-on, America will play a waiting game. This fits neatly into previous approaches from the White House that have emphasized “leading from behind.” Given the geopolitical realties of today’s world, American voters should draw their own report card of what a reactive and “patient” approach has brought the Republic in the last six years:
  • The Global Jihadist Movement: Not only is Al Qaeda not on the ropes, but ISIS /The Islamic State has overtaken it as a fully-fledged insurgency which is so powerful that latest reports have it attacking the base in Iraq where US Marines are deployed to assist the Iraqi army in standing itself back up after being routed last Summer. As media attention focuses again on the Middle East, especially after thegruesome immolation of Lt. Moaz al-Kasasbeh of the Royal Jordanian Air Force, the Jihadist movement grows ever stronger in Africa, with Boko Haram killing thousands and enslaving hundreds of Christian girls. Back home, we have theunprecedented statement by the director of the FBI that the Bureau is investigating ISIS activity in 49 states of the union. (Every state except Sarah Palin’s Alaska).
  • On the Shia side of this global war, we see that not only is Iran very deftly outmaneuvering the administration when it comes to its nuclear program, its proxies are gaining ground in South Asia and the Middle East, most especially in Yemen, where the Houthis have captured the capital. This despite the fact that Yemen was lauded last year by the President as one of the true success stories of his counterterrorism strategy…..

…This is just a short version of a disturbing list that could be made much longer. The empirical truth on the ground is that we have enemies at home and abroad, enemies who believe neither in “leading from behind” nor in “strategic patience.” At the same time, the most powerful nation the world has ever seen has a Commander-in-Chief who is Absent With Out Leave.

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3 Responses

  1. Houston you have a problem with muslims based out of your town. The Gulen Movement is steering the ship and Annisse Parker enables them. President Erdogan of Turkey will be visiting Houston soon to warn your state of the Gulen Movement which is declared a national security risk in Turkey.

  2. Simply embarrassing that a leader of the greatest country on earth would behave so unprofessional. Meanwhile he continues to request billions for his puppet masters the Military Industrial Complex (MIC) to supply weapons to Syrian rebels aka “Terrorists” (majority are not even Syrian) to kill innocent Syrian and Iraqis Civilians. We all know that MIC and Oil brokers control the USA. Military is now the largest industry of the USA. This goof is no match for Putin, Lavrov, Dr. Al Assad, etc., they speak 4-5 languages and have extensive military and financial training. America cannot continue to carve up countries and install puppet regimes Syria is not Libya.

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