Category Archives: Iraq

Nouri Nourishes Continued Power!

There is not a doubt in the world what is transpiring in Iraq is the result of actions taken by the government of Nouri al-Maliki and the ISIS terrorists who are sweeping across the nation is due to a failed government. Maliki has spent the past few years persecuting the Sunni minority and causing them to lack any trust in government. He dismissed from the Army talented officers because they were Sunni or because they refuse to go along with his power grab. The result is that an army of about 10,000 men is causing havoc to an army containing over 150,000. Sorry, John McCain, President Obama is NOT guilty of anything other than common sense. Maliki and his crew of thieves and Islamic terrorists created the current crisis. Obama and just about any intelligent person is urging Maliki to form a national unity government.

So,what is the response of Maliki? “The call to form a national emergency governments a coup against the constitution and the political process. It is an attempt by those who are against the constitution to eliminate the young democratic process and steal the votes of the voter!” Either Iraq leaders get rid of this incompetent fool or the nation of Iraq will simply collapse.

So, Who Is To Blame?

The virtual collapse of the Iraq government has not hit the American people with resulting confusion and anger. Many now demand to know why this collapse occurred and who is to blame?

1. Dick and Don want to make clear they had nothing to do with the wolf blowing down the pig’s house.
2. George is in Texas chopping wood so leave him out of this discussion.
3. Republicans who voted to invade Iraq want the world to know that things were great when George Bush left the presidency. Since then, you know who is to blame for what happened.
4. The Iraq government blames lack of American assistance. Of course, Prime Minister Maliki turned down US offers for advisers.
5. Fox News is in a bit confused. Who the hell should they blame? Certainly, Fox News which backed the invasion has nothing to do with the current situation in Iraq.
6. Hillary was against it before she voted for it, and now wants everyone to know the Bush folk lied about the situation.
7. How about the American people who overwhelmingly supported this invasion?

America’s Middle Eastern Policy

A president of the United States is once again confronted with what to do in what we term, the Middle East. Actually, the expression, “Middle East” was invented at the turn of the 20th century by American Admiral Alfred Mahan. He was discussing the conduct of American military policy, and cited the importance of that area in our trade relations. A major problem confronting President Obama is: what exactly should be the foreign policy of the United States in the Middle East? Let me offer some suggestions:

1. It is critically important for Israel to build positive relations with Arab nations. Both Israel and Arab leaders share a joint concern about terrorist groups in the region. First step on the part of America is insisting that the Israel government cease its settlement building, and work with President Abbas to create an independent Palestinian state. That action would open doors for Israel to establish diplomatic relations with most Muslim nations in the region.
2. Iraq requires a coalition government including both Sunni and Shiite leaders. Either Prime Minister Maliki agrees to this basic concept or he is on his own. Fighting guerrilla groups depends upon winning the support of local people.
3. The situation in Syria has deteriorated to such an extent that moderate forces no longer have any power. Whatever such groups are still existing need moderate military support.
4. An agreement must be reached with Iran that includes their right to pursue nuclear development for peaceful purposes.
5. Nations such as Tunisia should be provided economic assistance since leaders in that nation have come together to work for peace and stability.
6. Egypt is now beyond our influence. It is simply too late to support moderate groups seeking to develop a democratic society. Just wait and listen.

You Gotta Go! NOW!

Every so often members of the Republican and Democratic party finally decide they can agree on something. Usually, that agreement has scant to do with the lives of the American people, but the issue concerns something far away. It is now unanimous in the Congress of the United States of America that Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki must depart from power if there is to be US military assistance. Maliki ended any opportunity for cooperation with Sunnis when he arrested the Sunni Vice President of Iraq, and proceeded to remove Sunni officers in the armed forces. The end result has been sectarian violence, and Sunni cooperation with the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. Thousands of Iraqi soldiers fled the battlefield which has resulted in the ability of an eight thousand man force wiping out the 100,000 man Iraq army.

Senator Diane Feinstein made clear, “Maliki has to go if you want reconciliation” while Republican Senator John McCain wants the President to “make very clear to Maliki that his time is up.” Naturally, Maliki insists he loves Sunnis. President Obama has made clear “we will aggressively attempt to impress upon that leader(Maliki) the absolute necessity of rejecting sectarian governance.”

This blog for years has been saying the same thing!

I Can Kill More Of You Guys!

Shiite forces are moving steadily towards Baghdad,and just what is most on the mind of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki? Most probably he just received a report from a police station just north of Baghdad where, prior to fleeing for their lives, police executed 44 Sunni prisoners. According to the officer in charge of these murders, “these people were detainees who were arrested in accordance with Article 4 serious offenses. They were killed by the policemen in the jail before they withdrew from the station.” Ho hum,another 44 dead. This obviously means that Shiites must execute a bunch of Shiites.

In all honesty, neither side requires any excuse for killing the other guys. Many in the Iraq government are pleading with Maliki to reach out to Sunni leaders and get their support. His response is since there is a crisis this is the wrong time to form a coalition. Huh? Unless this incompetent man makes a dramatic shift in thinking, it is a hopeless cause to send Americans into battle to aid his survival.

Death Is Punishment For Wrong Religion Sect

Throughout human history we humans have continually displayed the ability to uncover some reason in order to kill another human. Europeans spent a hundred years in the 1500s and 1600s slaughtering one another in the name of Christ. Protestants killed Catholics and Catholics killed Protestants and Christians united to kill Jews.It was a time when, regardless of one’s religious orientation, someone was ready to shoot or stab or chop off a head. So, the current madness of al-Qaeda or the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant(ISIL) is not surprising. ISIL has just released pictures of dozens of young men, probably captured Iraq soldiers, being led to grave sites and then gunned down by the dozens. Pictures of masked men are shown along with comments such as: “the filthy Shiites are killed by the hundreds. This is the destiny of Maliki’s soldiers.

The object of this tirade of hate is clear -anger Shiites in order to unleash a wave of murders against Sunnis. The goal is always, kill and murder in the name of God. Fortunately, Shiite Grand Ayatollah has urged his followers, “exert the highest possible level of restraint.” Some will. Unfortunately, some will not. We can expect retaliation followed by retaliation. Death is not proud in Iraq at this time in history.

Obama-TALK WITH AMERICA!

Another crisis is confronting the American people. Right wing media are out in arms to depict President Obama as an incompetent leader who has failed to prevent the spread of terrorism in the Middle East. Every important American president has confronted a “crisis.” Every American president has been assailed by opponents as, “incompetent.” George Bush responded to criticism by simply lying through his teeth. Barack Obama has responded to every crisis by-silence! He refuses to become proactive. He prefers to allow the crisis to arise, and then comes across as being on the defensive. How did American presidents respond to crisis?

1. During the Cuba Missile Crisis, President John Kennedy appeared on television and reviewed issues confronting the nation. He explained how he would respond to the crisis.
2. In 1940, President Franklin Roosevelt confronted a nation that did NOT wish to confront Adolf Hitler. He began a series of “fireside chats” in which he discussed issues facing the American people and why it was important to take a stand against Nazism. Poll numbers revealed that he slowly, but surely, was persuading people that America could not avoid confronting Hitler. He also has private groups sending people around the nation discussing the importance of intervention.

The greatest public relations failure on the part of Barack Obama has been failure to adopt a proactive position. He should appear on television tonight. He should discuss, honestly, what are the causes of collapse in Iraq.

He must reach out to Iran and work with President Rouhani to ensure that Iranian troops go to Iraq to confront terrorism. This would provide a unique collaboration between t he US and Iran. It might even lead to resolution of our conflict over nuclear weapons.

Talk with America!!

America Fights To Give Iran More Power!

Once upon a time, the American government attempted to create conditions for peace in the country of Iraq, but each time this effort was attempted, forces of religious hate assumed control of the situation. American military leaders warned and warned the government of Prime Minister Nouri Maliki to work closely with Sunni leaders in order to establish stability and calm in the country of Iraq. Shiite Prime Minister Maliki had but one desire –establish a Shiite religious state that was akin to the wonderful Muslim government in Iran. So Maliki drove out Christians, and then proceeded to either jail or drive out Sunni leaders in order to create the perfect little nation of Shiite Iraq. He rejected US aid, he terrorized Sunnis, and guess what happened?

Sunni Iraqis fled to the arms of radical Muslim terrorists and made certain the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant became powerful. This group took control of Mosul and now threatens to march on Baghdad. Maliki makes Saddam Hussein come across as the guy you want to lead Iraq. The only good news for Maliki is that Iran is furious that its protege is being attacked. Iranian President Rouhani has pledged military support for Iraq soldiers.

Let me get this straight:

1. The US invaded Iraq in order to build a barrier against Iran.

2. Shiite Iraqi leaders want to work with Iran.

2. So, Americans are gone, and now we can expect the arrival of Iranian troops whose goal would be to preserve Iraq.

Iraq-What Went Wrong?

At this moment, an army of about 6,000 men is on the march toward the city of Baghdad as hundreds of thousands flee their homes. Iraq is a nation that contains millions of people, it has an armed force numbering over 100,000 but 6,000 well armed men have been able to easily defeat a demoralized force whose members simply lack faith in their government. During the past five years this blog has been repeatedly warning that a disaster awaits the people of Iraq. Why?

1. The government of Nouri al-Maliki has refused to provide a sense of equality to Sunnis. Their leaders have been removed from government positions, and to be a Sunni in Shiite Iraq means one is part of a persecuted group.
2. The government of Nouri al-Maliki has no organized plan to rebuild the economy.
3. The government of Nouri al-Maliki has not developed a sense of pride within the country. Half the Christian population has fled in fear of the Shiite government. Christians could have played an important role in an Iraq army because they fear terrorists seeking to impose sharia law.
4. The government of Nouri al-Maliki has refused to work with the Obama administration and use the talents of American soldiers in building a new army.

In other words, the success of terrorism can be laid to–Nouri al-Maliki.

What must be done?

1. A new inclusive government must be created.
2. Iran should be asked to provide soldiers in the fight against Sunni terrorism. The Shiite Iranian government does not want a triumphant Sunni government to rule Iraq.
3. Kurdish troops can be welcomed as part of a new Iraq which offers Kurds greater autonomy.

ISIL Now Rules In North Iraq!

I confess to confusion at failure of Fox News to present the wise words and wisdom of Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld on what is occurring in Iraq. I assume that Don and Dick and their former buddy, George, are prepared to explain how their successful invasion of Iraq has now resulted in control of the second largest city, Mosul, by the most extreme Islamic group in the Middle East. Oh, I forgot, when Dick,Don, and George were in charge there was peace and prosperity in Iraq. Just ask General David Petraeus how he wiped out all evil doers during his famous, “surge.” Hundreds of members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant(ISIL) now control Mosul in northern Iraq. A city of 500,000 is now under control of Islamic terrorists. Thousands are fleeing the city.

Prime Minister Maliki is in a state of panic. He is now begging for American military assistance. Just two years ago he refused US aid because President Obama insisted that US military aid would be accompanied by trial of US soldiers in a military court, not an Iraq one. The government of Turkey is furious since members of their Consulate staff are now hostages to ISIL.

Say,has anyone thought of finding Saddam Hussein, or his buddies, and placing them back in charge of Iraq??

Flash! Fox News now reports the growth of ISIL was the result of President Obama making nasty remarks about gun control!!