Monday, October 13, 2014

U.S. Foreign Policy Shoots Itself In The Foot - Again

Turkey had the right idea about ISIS and the "New Caliphate".  Let them engage in internecine destruction, guard the borders, and stay out of it.  Ultimately, ISIS and a New Caliphate are relatively unsustainable anyway.

But, it now appears that the US has pressured Turkey into enabling its (the US) imperial aspirations.  The president's administration, and specifically, the State Department have not figured out that the Shiites will use the US to defeat ISIS, and as soon as that threat is gone, they will turn on US interests.  Not only that, the US is planning on training and equipping our future enemies!  In order to lessen the negative impact on mid-term voting in the coming weeks, the Obama administration is labeling our future enemies as "moderate Syrian rebels".

There is a philosophy of government in Washington, D.C. that needs to be eradicated.  The voters in the US need to quit voting for incumbents and throw all the bums out.  With $18 trillion in debt, the US can no longer afford to be the world's policeman.  Actually, being the world's policeman is a large part of what got the US in trouble to begin with.  

Now, with this opinion, I will probably be labeled as 'isolationist' by some people.  They should research what isolationism really is.  I am not isolationist; I am a non-interventionalist.  The US foreign policy should be to refrain from getting involved in wars where there is no direct threat to the integrity of the United States of America.

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