Once the U.N. takes over more of solving issues facing the world community the worse maters will get not only for the world but for the United States but that is Obama's dream because the U.N. will become a brake on our nation. However, China and Russia will feel no effect. (See 1 below.)
One man's opinion - we dither, ISIS gets stronger and now that Obama has somewhat woken from his denial the question is will he carry through and be effective? Time will tell but based on past performance and his psyche I suspect not. Valerie Jarrett is Obama's mommy and he listens to her and look where we are! (See 2 below.)
(While I am typing this, a hummingbird is drinking water from an apparatus outside my office window. Nature is amazing.)
Stratfor's Friedman believes the balance of power strategy we are employing is sound but the tactical strategy we have yet to select, and which Obama might announce today, is the tricky part and leaves the question unresolved. (See 3 below.)
Analysts often do a good job of making cogent comments after the fact but if they were truly as brilliant as one would hope they would also be writing before the fact.
I am, in no way, smarter than the people whose articles I post but I have been somewhat more accurate in predicting events about which they write. I am not a student of history but I have lived and observed and I know what I have experienced will resurface. As long as the world is inhabited by people one should have insights into the future. It is timing that is so hard to predict.
One thing I know, when anti-Semitism resurfaces it is generally associated with a world in economic stress and instability and generally results in conflict.
We have a very weak, confused and incompetent president being confronted by Putin, Iran and ISIS.
Putin sees an opportunity, has the courage of his convictions and knows Obama is what he is. Putin does not lead from economic strength but does control energy supplies going to powerful European nations that neutralizes their ability to be effective allies unless an American president is decisive and a strong leader and they have confidence he can help them. This is certainly not the case because European leaders have no confidence in Obama and are weak themselves. (See 3a and 3b below.)
As for Iran, they are playing us like a violin, are moving forward in obtaining a nuclear capability and Obama is conflicted because he does not apparently see Iran as the threat that it is and even if he does he is unwilling to take the necessary steps to stop them.
As for ISIS, it is really more a current threat to Muslim nations in the region but since we still have diminished interests in the region but eventually, ISIS will become a threat to us. Therefore, Obama is compelled to act but, here again, his history of responding gives no comfort to this observer.
I fear Obama will indicate more what he is unwilling to do than convince us he is ready to go all out to win a war he cannot even bring himself to declare. So now, ironically, Obama is going to ask Congress for money to rebuild what he disassembled because he thought it made for good politics by catering to voters who hated G.W. and because Obama sold himself as a 'withdrawal' president. (See 3c below.)
We are in deep doo doo because we have a president not up to the challenge, some of which he helped create and because of who he is - a disingenuous politician first and above all..
Americans should learn from their mistake of re-electing this man. That voters elected him in the first place is understandable and forgivable considering all that took place but nevertheless shameful and dangerous.
I always saw Obama as "The Music Man" but having to fall back on McCain gave me no comfort either. (See 3d below.)
Leaving tomorrow for extensive road trip back to sending emos in about three weeks.
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