by: the Common Constitutionalist
I was watching Fox News Sunday morning and saw that John Kerry is over in the Middle East, working on the Syria problem. It seems the Iraqis are allowing aircraft from Iran to fly over Iraqi airspace uninspected and unimpeded. It’s as if the Iraqis are helping the Iranians support Assad’s effort to maintain power in Syria.
Evidently the American government knew of this problem when Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State. The Iraqis had evidently been warned privately of the Obama administration’s distaste for this. Wow! You mean the Iraqis had the nerve to disregard Hillary’s warnings?
It seems that Iran, most likely with the help of Russia, has been ferrying arms, money, supplies and personnel over Iraq and into Syria for some time.
It’s not that this is unexpected, at least by us that live in realville, as Rush calls it. These Dictators understand they must prop one another up, lest they all fall.
Yet our progressive geniuses in both the Bush and Obama administrations think they can just go in and “nation build”. As if a Jeffersonian democracy will just spring up in a land of centuries old warring tribes and religious fanatics. We are not wanted or liked over in that part of the world. We should’ve accepted that long ago and just gotten out. But no, it’s not good enough to just win a war, not that we know how to do that anymore. Progressives have that burning need to nation build.
Well… Nothing. This is not our fight. For decades progressives on both sides of the aisle in this country have envisioned some sort of odd grand world democracy. A grand collective, as it were. They refuse to see the reality that that will never be possible.
All the talking and negotiating by our pinhead politicians will amount to spit in the end. There has never been a single instance in history where talking or negotiation has ended in a lasting peace. Never has and never will.
So John Kerry has been dispatched to do what? To threaten Iraq? To publicly humiliate them? Do these morons in Washington actually think that will work? I guess they must. What would we threaten them with, talking them to death? What the hell do they care whether they’re humiliated in the eyes of the world, not that they would be. I have an idea. Mr. Kerry could threaten them with a strongly worded letter from the UN or maybe even a resolution. Ooh, scary! Talk is cheap and the United States, since Reagan left, has done virtually nothing but.
For a long time, I have thought the American State Department is the most useless entity in our government, and that’s saying something. I personally can’t name a single accomplishment of the State Department. Not one. They fly all over the world, negotiating deals, giving our money away and getting hosed in the process, repeatedly. Yet they keep coming back for more. Insane!
Maybe Secretary Kerry will throw money at the Iraqis. That always works well for us. Would they accept the bribe, with the promise that they will no longer allow it to happen? Heck I would, and they probably will too, if it is offered. Of course they won’t change anything, but they’ll be happy to take our money, which we borrowed from China or just printed at the local Bernanke Kinko’s.
I don’t know how this is going to turn out. My gut tells me that Assad, unless he is assassinated, will remain in power with the help of his despot friends and allies, Russia, Iran and who knows who else. I don’t know what will happen to the “Rebel Alliance” in Syria, made up of not freedom fighters but several different terrorist organizations. Maybe they’ll move on to attempt to overtake Jordan.
I do know, that given the Obama administrations record for backing terrorist governments like the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, no matter how it turns out, America will be on the losing end.
If you want to pity anyone in this whole Syria debacle, pity the Syrian people, as you should the Egyptian people. No matter who wins, they lose.