Politice, Geopolitics, Islam and leftism determined to destroy reason and civilization: Links 2 on March 22 – 2015

1. Ted Cruz announces his candidacy

(Personally I think its a huge mistake for a serious candidate to announce this early. The Democrats will eat him alive with the time they have. Remember how they operate. Ad-Hominem, attack, deceive, call into disrepute etc. It doesn’t matter if its true or not. Look at what they did to Sarah Palin while managing to get a guy elected to president who had no executive experience whatsoever and sealed all his records. The GOP should field a few decoys and announce the real anointed one at the last possible minute)

2. Afzal Amin quits as Tory candidate for Dudley North after EDL plot allegations

Afzal Amin, the Conservative candidate who was recorded allegedly plotting with the English Defence League, has resigned “with immediate effect” to avoid a disciplinary hearing by the party.

Grant Shapps, the Tory chairman, welcomed the decision by Amin, who said earlier in the day that he was planning to mount a “robust defence” after claiming he was the victim of an EDL sting operation.

A Conservative party disciplinary hearing, which was due to hear from Amin on Tuesday, will not take place. Tory sources had said that evidence against Amin was so overwhelming that he would be removed as the party candidate in Dudley North in days.

The Mail on Sunday reported that Amin discussed with the EDL a plan to march against a planned mosque in the constituency that would then be called off. (More here as well)

(Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy)

3. Palestinian Journalist Chronicles Brutal Life of Muslim Sister Wives

Becoming the second wife is the worst decision that a woman can make. She will always live with the guilt of taking what was not hers. In most instances, the second wife discovers that 90% of the things her husband told her about his circumstances and his first wife were lies.

Another woman, a first wife, describes the enormous “pain and humiliation” that she felt when her husband sprang a second wife upon her.

4. Burqa-clad suicide bomber kills provincial Afghan police chief

A suicide bomber wearing a burqa blew himself up in the Afghan capital Kabul, killing an influential provincial police chief, officials said Thursday.

The Taliban immediately claimed responsibility for the death of Matiullah Khan, head of police in central Uruzgan province, where he had worked closely with NATO troops during their combat mission.

Afghanistan’s interior ministry said in a statement that a “terrorist clad in a burqa” had killed Khan and strongly condemned the murder.

General Farid Afzali, head of the criminal police in Kabul, confirmed to AFP the attack, which took place late on Wednesday.

5. Three men charged with sexual assault of 14-year-old Calgary girl

(Why do I dread the phrase, ‘tip of the iceberg’ all of a sudden?)

It’s alleged the 14-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by each of the men at separate times.

The allegations were brought forward to police in August of 2014, at which point officers launched an investigation to determine who the offenders were.

Police have charged 22-year-old Abas Ahmed Ibrahim (also known as Maxboy or Moe), 21-year-old Omar Kromah (also known as Nef) and 24-year-old Zakariya Mohamed Abdow (also known as Slickthug or Slimthug) with sexual assault, sexual interference with a child under 16 and invitation to sexual touching.

6. BBC report on the murder of the Afghan woman in Kabul.

(It was fairly matter of fact. I cannot find overt fault with this presentation other than in the improper impression it creates. Someone should point out the irony that she was murdered for defending the most oppressive set of laws and rules for women in human history and was likely studying to teach those very rules by which she was clearly killed legally under the sharia)

7. If there is anyone who reads this site who is not yet convinced that the conscious, non-accidental leftist quite specifically wants to tear down civilization and all it has created, have a look at this Facebook site by a feminist group.

For those with any uncertainty about the science behind what this potentially genocidal campaign might achieve I suggest reading, at least as a first step, this article on Herd Immunity.  And for those that cannot see Facebook links, the photo in the link is here. For more laughs in that Scary Movie 3 sense, check out their page.

 

Thank you M., Richard, Yucki, ML., Dagawker and all.

 

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37 Replies to “Politice, Geopolitics, Islam and leftism determined to destroy reason and civilization: Links 2 on March 22 – 2015”

  1. Uruguay will no longer grant asylum to Guantanamo prisoners (BBC, March 24, 2015)
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-32027311

    “The new Uruguayan government says it will no longer grant asylum to prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay detention centre.

    In December, Uruguay gave sanctuary to six Arab men who had been held at the US base in Cuba for 12 years.

    Opinion polls said most Uruguayans rejected the decision taken by outgoing President Jose Mujica.

    Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa also said Uruguay would stop taking refugees from the Syrian conflict.

    Decisions on accepting new refugees from Syria will be put on hold “just until the end of the year,” Mr Nin Novoa said.

    Uruguay has faced “cultural and infrastructure” problems to deal with the Syrian families, he explained.

    Local media has reported several alleged incidents of domestic violence involving Syrian refugees…..”

  2. Yemen minister calls for Gulf military intervention (BBC, March 24, 2015)
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-32022450

    “The Yemeni foreign minister has called for Gulf Arab states to intervene to prevent the advance of Shia Houthi rebels into the south of the country.

    The Houthis ousted President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi last month, who fled to the southern port city of Aden where he established a rival power base.

    At the weekend, the Houthis seized Taiz, Yemen’s third largest city, bringing them closer to Aden.

    The UN has warned that Yemen is on the edge of civil war.

    Mr Hadi’s Foreign Minister Riad Yassin told the Saudi-owned Asharq al-Awsat newspaper he asked the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to intervene, without elaborating what that would mean.

    He also said he had asked the UN and GCC to impose a no-fly zone, after warplanes hit the presidential palace in Aden over the weekend.

    The Houthis’ rise has alarmed the GCC, and in particular Sunni-controlled Saudi Arabia, which accuses the Houthis of being a proxy for their key regional rival, Shia-majority Iran. Both of them have denied the Saudi claims.

    Also on Monday, the Saudi foreign minister warned the Gulf states could take action to shore-up Mr Hadi….”

  3. Canada to Extend Anti-IS Mission, Strike Targets in Syria (abcnews, March 23, 2015)
    http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/canada-extend-anti-mission-strike-targets-syria-29857492

    “Canada’s prime minister will announce a one-year extension of its military mission against the Islamic State group and expand it to include air strikes on targets in Syria, a senior government official said Monday.

    The official confirmed the details and said Prime Minister Stephen Harper will make the announcement in Parliament on Tuesday morning.

    The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly. Harper had said he’ll provide details about extending and expanding the mission this week. It’s due to expire in April.

    Canada has 69 special forces soldiers training Kurdish peshmerga fighters in northern Iraq. They were sent last September on a mission that was billed as noncombat with the troops supposed to be working far behind the front lines.

    But the Canadian soldiers have been helping the Kurdish forces by directing coalition airstrikes against Islamic State fighters, a role generally considered risky because it means they are close to the battle against the militants.

    The Canadians’ efforts complement those of the United States, which has conducted the vast majority of the airstrikes against the Islamic State group. But in their role of targeting airstrikes, the Canadians special forces soldiers are performing a task that so far the U.S. military has been unwilling to do. Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, has repeatedly said the U.S. would consider directing attacks from the ground but that it has not yet done so.

    The fact that Canadian soldiers have been working near the front lines and directing airstrikes has stirred controversy in Canada. A Canadian soldier was killed by Kurdish fighters in a friendly fire incident earlier this month.

    The Canadian mission also includes six CF-18 fighter jets, a refueling tanker aircraft, two surveillance planes and one airlift aircraft, with about 600 airmen and airwomen based in Kuwait. The Canadian air strikes have been limited to IS targets in Iraq thus far.

    Canada will be the first NATO country, other than the United States, to conduct airstrikes in Syria. Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the UAE have also carried out airstrikes in Syria.

    Although the Canadian mission doesn’t need parliamentary approval, the government will submit it to a vote to show consensus. Any motion would pass because Harper’s Conservative Party has a majority in Parliament.”

    • Why does Fox News keep insisting that the coalition does not exist? I’ve never, ever heard them mention that Canada is involved in any way. I don’t know why Fox news hates Canada so consistently…

  4. Gunmen kill 13 in Afghan road attack (BBC, March 24, 2015)
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32028567

    “Gunmen have opened fire on a major road in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 13 people, local officials say. Attahullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the provincial governor of Wardak, said the attackers targeted three passing vehicles, including a bus. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack south-west of the capital Kabul, which happened after midnight. Taliban militants are believed to be active in many parts of the province….”

  5. #1

    So what happens a few months ago when all the GOP candidates are in and trailing the Democrats and somebody does a poll that puts Mitt Romney as the only one that can pull the numbers? He said he wasn’t running, but… The MSM has been hiding Mitt from the public but they’ve gotten a few glimpses of him by now – and he’s a very impressive guy.

  6. 6/ ‘She was a woman killed for speaking her mind.’ That’s true, but for the BBC it’s really just a way to report the story while not saying, ‘She was a Muslim killed because of Islam.’

  7. There is something called ISESCO, the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

    http://www.isesco.org.ma/index.php?lang=en

    If you are in the OIC, you are in ISESCO. ‘The Charter of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization stipulates that every full Member State of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) shall become a member of ISESCO upon officially signing the Charter…’

    One of ISESCO’s objectives, as defined by its charter, is:

    c) To publicize the correct image of Islam and Islamic culture, promote dialogue among civilizations, cultures and religions, and work towards spreading the values of justice and peace along with the principles of freedom and human rights, in accordance with the Islamic civilizational perspective.

    In Issue 31 (2015) of ISESCO’s journal, Islam Today, Youssef al-Qaradawi and Muhammad Iqbal (the fanatic behind the Pakistan Movement) are put forward as leading lights in the ongoing ‘renewal of Islamic thought.’

    ISESCO’s symbol, at the top of their website, is a glinting Kaaba in a crescent moon in the middle of a globe.

    Each year since 2005, ISESCO has nominated a capital of Islamic culture for the Arab, Asian and African regions:

    http://www.isesco.org.ma/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=51&Itemid=81&lang=en

    No European or American region capitals nominated yet.

    • WSJ – may have paywall, so here’s most of it.
      Israel Spied on Iran Nuclear Talks With U.S.
      Ally’s snooping upset White House because information was used to lobby Congress to try to sink a deal

      Soon after the U.S. and other major powers entered negotiations last year to curtail Iran’s nuclear program, senior White House officials learned Israel was spying on the closed-door talks.

      The spying operation was part of a broader campaign by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government to penetrate the negotiations and then help build a case against the emerging terms of the deal, current and former U.S. officials said. In addition to eavesdropping, Israel acquired information from confidential U.S. briefings, informants and diplomatic contacts in Europe, the officials said.

      The espionage didn’t upset the White House as much as Israel’s sharing of inside information with U.S. lawmakers and others to drain support from a high-stakes deal intended to limit Iran’s nuclear program, current and former officials said.

      “It is one thing for the U.S. and Israel to spy on each other. It is another thing for Israel to steal U.S. secrets and play them back to U.S. legislators to undermine U.S. diplomacy,” said a senior U.S. official briefed on the matter.

      The U.S. and Israel, longtime allies who routinely swap information on security threats, sometimes operate behind the scenes like spy-versus-spy rivals. The White House has largely tolerated Israeli snooping on U.S. policy makers—a posture Israel takes when the tables are turned.

      The White House discovered the operation, in fact, when U.S. intelligence agencies spying on Israel intercepted communications among Israeli officials that carried details the U.S. believed could have come only from access to the confidential talks, officials briefed on the matter said.

      Israeli officials denied spying directly on U.S. negotiators and said they received their information through other means, including close surveillance of Iranian leaders receiving the latest U.S. and European offers. European officials, particularly the French, also have been more transparent with Israel about the closed-door discussions than the Americans, Israeli and U.S. officials said.

      Mr. Netanyahu and Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer early this year saw a rapidly closing window to increase pressure on Mr. Obama before a key deadline at the end of March, Israeli officials said.

      Using levers of political influence unique to Israel, Messrs. Netanyahu and Dermer calculated that a lobbying campaign in Congress before an announcement was made would improve the chances of killing or reshaping any deal. They knew the intervention would damage relations with the White House, Israeli officials said, but decided that was an acceptable cost.

      The campaign may not have worked as well as hoped, Israeli officials now say, because it ended up alienating many congressional Democrats whose support Israel was counting on to block a deal.

      Obama administration officials, departing from their usual description of the unbreakable bond between the U.S. and Israel, have voiced sharp criticism of Messrs. Netanyahu and Dermer to describe how the relationship has changed.

      “People feel personally sold out,” a senior administration official said. “That’s where the Israelis really better be careful because a lot of these people will not only be around for this administration but possibly the next one as well.”

      This account of the Israeli campaign is based on interviews with more than a dozen current and former U.S. and Israeli diplomats, intelligence officials, policy makers and lawmakers.

      WEAKENED TIES
      Distrust between Mr. Netanyahu and Mr. Obama had been growing for years but worsened when Mr. Obama launched secret talks with Iran in 2012. The president didn’t tell Mr. Netanyahu because of concerns about leaks, helping set the stage for the current standoff, according to current and former U.S. and Israeli officials.

      U.S. officials said Israel has long topped the list of countries that aggressively spy on the U.S., along with China, Russia and France. The U.S. expends more counterintelligence resources fending off Israeli spy operations than any other close ally, U.S. officials said.

      A senior official in the prime minister’s office said Monday: “These allegations are utterly false. The state of Israel does not conduct espionage against the United States or Israel’s other allies. The false allegations are clearly intended to undermine the strong ties between the United States and Israel and the security and intelligence relationship we share.”

      Current and former Israeli officials said their intelligence agencies scaled back their targeting of U.S. officials after the jailing nearly 30 years ago of American Jonathan Pollard for passing secrets to Israel.

      While U.S. officials may not be direct targets, current and former officials said, Israeli intelligence agencies sweep up communications between U.S. officials and parties targeted by the Israelis, including Iran.

      Americans shouldn’t be surprised, said a person familiar with the Israeli practice, since U.S. intelligence agencies helped the Israelis build a system to listen in on high-level Iranian communications.

      As secret talks with Iran progressed into 2013, U.S. intelligence agencies monitored Israel’s communications to see if the country knew of the negotiations. Mr. Obama didn’t tell Mr. Netanyahu until September 2013.

      Israeli officials, who said they had already learned about the talks through their own channels, told their U.S. counterparts they were upset about being excluded. “ ‘Did the administration really believe we wouldn’t find out?’ ” Israeli officials said, according to a former U.S. official.

      The episode cemented Mr. Netanyahu’s concern that Mr. Obama was bent on clinching a deal with Iran whether or not it served Israel’s best interests, Israeli officials said. Obama administration officials said the president was committed to preventing Iran from developing nuclear weapons.

      Mr. Dermer started lobbying U.S. lawmakers just before the U.S. and other powers signed an interim agreement with Iran in November 2013. Mr. Netanyahu and Mr. Dermer went to Congress after seeing they had little influence on the White House.

      Before the interim deal was made public, Mr. Dermer gave lawmakers Israel’s analysis: The U.S. offer would dramatically undermine economic sanctions on Iran, according to congressional officials who took part.

      After learning about the briefings, the White House dispatched senior officials to counter Mr. Dermer. The officials told lawmakers that Israel’s analysis exaggerated the sanctions relief by as much as 10 times, meeting participants said.

      When the next round of negotiations with Iran started in Switzerland last year, U.S. counterintelligence agents told members of the U.S. negotiating team that Israel would likely try to penetrate their communications, a senior Obama administration official said.

      The U.S. routinely shares information with its European counterparts and others to coordinate negotiating positions. While U.S. intelligence officials believe secured U.S. communications are relatively safe from the Israelis, they say European communications are vulnerable.

      Mr. Netanyahu and his top advisers received confidential updates on the Geneva talks from Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman and other U.S. officials, who knew at the time that Israeli intelligence was working to fill in any gaps.

      The White House eventually curtailed the briefings, U.S. officials said, withholding sensitive information for fear of leaks.

      Current and former Israeli officials said their intelligence agencies can get much of the information they seek by targeting Iranians and others in the region who are communicating with countries in the talks.

      In November, the Israelis learned the contents of a proposed deal offered by the U.S. but ultimately rejected by Iran, U.S. and Israeli officials said. Israeli officials told their U.S. counterparts the terms offered insufficient protections.

      U.S. officials urged the Israelis to give the negotiations a chance. But Mr. Netanyahu’s top advisers concluded the emerging deal was unacceptable. The White House was making too many concessions, Israeli officials said, while the Iranians were holding firm.

      Obama administration officials reject that view, saying Israel was making impossible demands that Iran would never accept. “The president has made clear time and again that no deal is better than a bad deal,” a senior administration official said.

      In January, Mr. Netanyahu told the White House his government intended to oppose the Iran deal but didn’t explain how, U.S. and Israeli officials said.
      On Jan. 21, House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) announced Mr. Netanyahu would address a joint meeting of Congress. That same day, Mr. Dermer and other Israeli officials visited Capitol Hill to brief lawmakers and aides, seeking a bipartisan coalition large enough to block or amend any deal.

      Most Republicans were already prepared to challenge the White House on the negotiations, so Mr. Dermer focused on Democrats. “This deal is bad,” he said in one briefing, according to participants.

      A spokesman for the Israeli embassy in Washington, Aaron Sagui, said Mr. Dermer didn’t launch a special campaign on Jan 21. Mr. Dermer, the spokesperson said, has “consistently briefed both Republican and Democrats, senators and congressmen, on Israel’s concerns regarding the Iran negotiations for over a year.”

      Mr. Dermer and other Israeli officials over the following weeks gave lawmakers and their aides information the White House was trying to keep secret, including how the emerging deal could allow Iran to operate around 6,500 centrifuges, devices used to process nuclear material, said congressional officials who attended the briefings.

      The Israeli officials told lawmakers that Iran would also be permitted to deploy advanced IR-4 centrifuges that could process fuel on a larger scale, meeting participants and administration officials said. Israeli officials said such fuel, which under the emerging deal would be intended for energy plants, could be used to one day build nuclear bombs.

      The information in the briefings, Israeli officials said, was widely known among the countries participating in the negotiations.

      When asked in February during one briefing where Israel got its inside information, the Israeli officials said their sources included the French and British governments, as well as their own intelligence, according to people there.

      “Ambassador Dermer never shared confidential intelligence information with members of Congress,” Mr. Sagui said. “His briefings did not include specific details from the negotiations, including the length of the agreement or the number of centrifuges Iran would be able to keep.”

      Current and former U.S. officials confirmed that the number and type of centrifuges cited in the briefings were part of the discussions. But they said the briefings were misleading because Israeli officials didn’t disclose concessions asked of Iran. Those included giving up stockpiles of nuclear material, as well as modifying the advanced centrifuges to slow output, these officials said.

      The administration didn’t brief lawmakers on the centrifuge numbers and other details at the time because the information was classified and the details were still in flux, current and former U.S. officials said.

      UNEXPECTED REACTION
      The congressional briefings and Mr. Netanyahu’s decision to address a joint meeting of Congress on the emerging deal sparked a backlash among many Democratic lawmakers, congressional aides said.

      On Feb. 3, Mr. Dermer huddled with Sen. Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, who said he told Mr. Dermer it was a breach of protocol for Mr. Netanyahu to accept an invitation from Mr. Boehner without going through the White House.

      Mr. Manchin said he told Mr. Dermer he would attend the prime minister’s speech to Congress, but he was noncommittal about supporting any move by Congress to block a deal.

      Mr. Dermer spent the following day doing damage control with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a New York Democrat, congressional aides said.

      Two days later, Mr. Dermer met with Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, the top Democrat on the SenateIntelligence Committee, at her Washington, D.C., home. He pressed for her support because he knew that she, too, was angry about Mr. Netanyahu’s planned appearance.

      Ms. Feinstein said afterward she would oppose legislation allowing Congress to vote down an agreement.

      Congressional aides and Israeli officials now say Israel’s coalition in Congress is short the votes needed to pass legislation that could overcome a presidential veto, although that could change. In response, Israeli officials said, Mr. Netanyahu was pursuing other ways to pressure the White House.

      This week, Mr. Netanyahu sent a delegation to France, which has been more closely aligned with Israel on the nuclear talks and which could throw obstacles in Mr. Obama’s way before a deal is signed. The Obama administration, meanwhile, is stepping up its outreach to Paris to blunt the Israeli push.

      “If you’re wondering whether something serious has shifted here, the answer is yes,” a senior U.S. official said. “These things leave scars.”

      http://www.wsj.com/articles/israel-spied-on-iran-talks-1427164201

      • That it is, Obama is working to destroy all of western civilization adn doing enough damage that while I think the west will remain free I am not sure civilization will survive.

  8. @ 7 – Do they really think they have dumbed down the educational system enough for people to believe that Bull!!!

    More proof of the evil of the left.

    • You can’t negotiate with this guy.
      In fact I wouldn’t be alone with him if I were Merkel. Only surrounded by some of the other nations’ reps.

  9. REUTERS –Millions in U.S. military equipment lost as Yemen heads down Syria’s path

    The recent evacuation of U.S. special operations forces in Yemen is a troubling trend for American involvement in the Middle East and North Africa, following the July 2014 evacuation of the U.S. embassy in Tripoli, Libya. The U.S. government claims that these evacuations are temporary, but American personnel are unlikely to return any time soon.

    Given the way things are going in the region, and the expansion and overflow of conflicts from one country to another, there is no way that the United States can return to solid footing in Yemen or Libya in the next few years. In fact, Yemen is likely to turn into its own version of the Syrian civil war, complete with sectarian dynamics and inter-militia rivalries.

    For the United States, this is cause for serious soul-searching. U.S. foreign policies relative to the Middle East have resulted in declining U.S. influence, increased militarization throughout the region, and the precipitation of failing states since the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq. In Yemen, U.S. support for its long-time dictator, Ali Abdullah Saleh, has been based on narrow counter-terrorism interests with no regard for how this support would affect Yemen’s economy, human rights record, or other aspects of development.

    Since the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the 2011 “Arab Spring,” every regime that the United States has supported in Iraq, Yemen and Libya — including Saleh’s — has resulted in a failed state, with no rule of law and a collapsed economy.

    The reportedly hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of U.S. weapons, equipment and supplies falling into enemy hands in Iraq, Syria and now in Yemen are more than just signs of strategic failure. Rather, they’re part of a long list of recent embarrassments, including the poor performance of U.S.-trained Iraqi military personnel when Islamic State invaded Mosul last summer, and the Islamic militant army’s confiscation of U.S. military weapons and supplies in the Iraqi territories it has occupied.

    The United States and its Western allies have yet to appreciate the logic that militarization, airstrikes and drone attacks are not quick-fix elixirs to the complex problems in the Middle East. The United States lacks cohesive, comprehensive, long-term strategies for the entire region, and also for individual countries. Islamic State, by comparison, has a long-term strategy that is “light years ahead of its enemies,” according to BBC News.

    The United States has unmatched military prowess for invasions and interventions, but fails miserably in post-campaign policies and strategies. It continues to have faith in supposed “allies” in the region, who usually end up undermining the very national interests that the United States is pursuing. This is because the United States fails to take into account that each state and non-state actor in the region — from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to Iran and even Shi’ite militias operating in Iraq — has its own interests and agendas that frequently do not align with the United States. Western powers cannot keep up with these growing complexities, especially in Yemen.

    The situation in Yemen has the potential to further destabilize the Persian Gulf region. With the United States inadvertently working side-by-side with Iran to fight Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Iran and its proxies are emboldened and empowered. The coup by the Shi’ite Houthi tribe in Yemen is a major coup for Iran, and in many ways, it’s a coup within the region. These Iran-Saudi and Shi’ite-Sunni power struggles will continue to have diverse and violent repercussions, especially as Islamic State expands its franchises, as it has recently done in Libya and Tunisia.

    In Iraq, the scale has tipped almost entirely in favor of Iran and its proxies — including equally violent and brutal Shi’ite militias. This power shift, along with the Houthi push in Yemen, will likely drive greater Iranian-backed movements and mobilizations in other countries, such as Bahrain. U.S. General David Petraeus was right when he warned, in a recent interview, that the real threat to Middle East security and stability is the increasing empowerment of Iran and its proxies.

    The Sunni pushback will also grow. The hatred and violent bloodlust that many Shi’ites and Sunnis have for each other is only intensifying. They will bring down the region together in the process, while pursuing genocidal agendas and scorched earth tactics along the way. There will be no winners.

    http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/03/24/millions-in-u-s-military-equipment-lost-as-yemen-heads-down-syrias-path/

    • By doing this Obama reaches several goals, 1) he makes the allies distrust the US, 2) he weakens the US by losing the equipment that he will not replace 3) he gives the equipment to Iran and their allies.

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