Thursday, June 12, 2014

Syria and Iraq

George Bush blundered into Iraq to get rid of Al Qaida, that was not there. American troops did not know the difference between a Sunni and a Shia, so they oversaw the ethnic cleansing of Baghdad. When George withdrew, after pretending to win, he left a Shia democracy in control, and the Sunni people in Western Iraq shut out from the gravy train. A recipe for disaster.

Obama Barack blundered into Syria to get rid of another Baathist (secular) dictator, but ended up arming the descendants of Al Qaida called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS). They quickly gained control of Eastern Syria.

The ISIS militia have now invaded Western Iraq. They have taken Mosul, the second largest city in Iraq, and are headed towards the capital city. They will probably not succeed in conquering Baghdad, but they will split the nation in half, to create a Caliphate stretching across a huge swath of the Middle East and controlling some of the oil in North Western Iraq.

Good one, George. Clever one, Obama.

You have given the Red Horse free rein.

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