Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Genocide in Iraq and Obama's Foreign Policy (or the lack thereof)!

--When Barack Obama first ran in 2008, I was torn about even going to the polling place.  Why? Because somehow McCain had gotten the Republican nomination, and I had sworn that over my dead body would I ever vote for McCain.

--This left me with the unappealing choice of voting for McCain or Obama.  So, why did I end up voting for McCain?  Two reasons, one being Sarah Palin as the VP and the other is that I knew McCain would be better on foreign policy than Obama.

--Obama has proven my worst fears correct in that he is beyond weak when it comes to foreign policy, and our enemies know it too.  While parts of the world are on fire, Obama does very little to address any of them.

Genocide and Mass Murder by ISIS in Iraq!

--Who is ISIS? 
Islamic State stands with al-Qaeda as one of the most dangerous jihadist groups, after its gains in Syria and Iraq.
Under its former name Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis), it was formed in April 2013, growing out of al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI).
--What horrors is ISIS inflicting upon people? Men are being executed, children are being beheaded, and women are being kidnapped.  And Rashida Manjoo, who monitors gender-based violence, had this to say:
"We have reports of women being executed and unverified reports that strongly suggest that hundreds of women and children have been kidnapped - many of the teenagers have been sexually assaulted, and women have been assigned or sold to ISIS fighters," she said.
--Who is ISIS targeting? Christians and Yazidis primarily, but many have been killed as ISIS wages their war.

--What is Obama doing?
Obama appeared to wake up to the danger ISIS posed in June. He promised to study the matter before jetting off to another round of fundraisers.  He did NOTHING that would have any significant impact on the spread of this evil. Finally this week he ordered a handful of air strikes. Taking out one ISIS artillery unit, a two truck convoy and a mortar nest is the extent of the strikes so far.--Mike's America

Meanwhile, because of his decision to pull troops out, men, women and children are being slaughtered.  And speaking of McCain, this is what he had to say about Obama's lack of action:
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and an outspoken critic of Obama’s foreign policy, accused the administration of taking “no discernible action” against ISIS as it continues its offensives in Iraq and Syria.
“With each day, ISIS grows stronger, larger, wealthier, more ambitious, and more dangerous,” he said in a statement. “Time is not on our side. ISIS is not just a problem for Iraq or Syria. It is also a threat to us, and the absence of U.S. leadership to confront it is dangerous.”

--The above video shows a Yazidi member of Iraqi Parliament pleading for something to be done about the genocide.

--It is way past time for action about this genocide because it isn't just Syria and Iraq's problem, it is the world's and the U.S. is in jeopardy as ISIS continues to flourish.  Yet, it seems that Obama hasn't quite woken up to what is at stake.

1 comment:

jeff said...

yeah, but, how can you even be thinking about this in light of Robin Williams' death and the depression of famous people that plagues our nation?