U.S. AND OZ WAR DEAD DESERVE BETTER THAN ISIS
....US must act
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
When a war-weary America decided “I’m out of here”, it left Iraq in an insoluble mess, exhibiting the stupidity of invading a country, killing its tyrant, installing a new government and simply pissing off.
Every country it has touched in the Middle East and northern Africa is now in turmoil due to a basic lack of knowledge of how Arab power structures function.
The reason wars are now flaring up everywhere is that Obama is an absent pussy cat and now the mice are playing. He no longer has an economic or an electoral taste for a full-on war and is content to scout the perimeters supplying arms to the “goodies”.
The US is abrogating its responsibility to over 4,500 dead American boys (and 10,000 injured) who did its bidding for the better and it cannot simply walk away from this ISIS slaughterfest it created.
Let’s be honest here, the ISIS is a conglomerate of Al Queda Islamic extremist offshoots who were supported by the US in the Syrian war to overthrow the Russian supported tyrant, Assad. But because Obama refused an active involvement, it failed, with Assad the only tyrannical enemy of the US to withstand a coup.
The ISIS was defeated but with all its US supplied military equipment, moved South East to a weakened Iraq that quickly surrendered its US supplied military equipment. In a well-planned attack it immediately took Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, consolidated, then moved on the oil fields to finance its onslaught before capturing dozens of other cities.
But all is not what it seems. The ISIS is very good at shooting a thousand people in the back of the head and raping little girls, but it’s not the potent military force it claims to be.
Iraq’s 80 per cent Sunni majority, after handing over their US military equipment, assisted the ISIS in the slaughter of their neighbourly Shias. In many cities they were welcomed as “liberators”.
Now the ISIS is mass murdering Kurds in the north (those remaining who Sunni Saddam Hussein didn’t gas) and smaller ethnic groups, while Turkey assists with humanitarian packets of Weet Bix.
If Obama doesn’t act now it will be too late. The ISIS is no more than a mob of hoons in utes and is only a threat because no-one is there to oppose it, so stand by for some limited US action.
The ISIS is now a mere 60 mile from Baghdad and the use of its airport is critical. Iraq’s inept minority Shia government of a blustering Maliki will not withstand an ISIS attack simply because there will be wholesale Sunni desertions to the ISIS led forces.
How, after 10 years of fighting, could the US have left Iraq so vulnerable to such a rag tag murderous bunch of Islamic terrorists?
Why in the name of God did the US ever go there in the first place?
But it must go there now, the US should realise if it doesn’t immediately swoop on the ISIS it will likely be facing a prolonged war on two fronts... the other in Eastern Europe.
[Taking 2 days off... please don't fight.]