So, the USA had ‘liberated’ Libya, and the result? Growing Islamist control over a Libyan state in process of tearing itself apart, with al-Qaida aligned militia strengthened across North Africa. Would you think this might have imparted a lesson?
In the case of the western democracies follow-on in Syria, resulting in the rise of the IS or ‘The Caliphate’, a sensible 1st step would be for the western democracies to establish law revoking the citizenship of any ‘tourist warriors’ who serve in the ranks of the jihadis. Thinking about joining? Make it clear you will never be welcome back. Now, that said, with nearly 1,000 military bases around the world, there is a question every American should ask themselves; ‘Why is an American’s life worth more than a Libyan, an Iraqi, or a Syrian?’ Or even better, ask themselves why is it Americans are so widely hated? It’s not some coincidence:
This points to the ‘humanitarian’ aspect, or one could better say ‘humanitarian violence’, as Eyal Weizman had called it, noting Obama’s National Security Adviser, Susan Rice, never encountered a proposed ‘humanitarian intervention’ she did not approve. Consequently, it is quite fair to say ‘democracy’ has killed more Libyans, Iraqis and Syrians, by far, than Qaddafi, Saddam and Assad, left on their own, ever would have.
What the Russians had recognized in the positive for a very long time and the western democracies are discovering in the negative is, where there is no national tradition or cohesiveness in tribal groups organized by clan, particularly in state of diverse beliefs (Sunni, Shia, Marionite, Orthodox and more), and artificial or colonial borders on top of that, there is no stability and security outside the secular strongmen who’d held together what amounts to artificial nations.
And finally, what the USA appears to suffer is, a sort of self-feeding insanity similar to the mentally ill parent who insists a child is ill to a point the child (in this case, the American people) believes he or she actually is ill, to draw attention to the parents importance as a care-giver. This, I believe, best describes the USA’s leadership and obsession with ‘terror.’
IS isn’t nearly the problem, it would appear, as is the rank incompetence, one could as easily state questionable sanity, of the western democracies structures tasked with quelling a problem they only seem capable of making worse. Comparing the western democracies strategy and actions to a cartoon reality, resulting in the rise of the Islamic State in Syria/Iraq, is not really difficult:
The K.I.S.S. Principle
Recipe for creating inextinguishable, persistently metastasizing & apocalyptic disaster, known as ‘bringing democracy’ to the Arab world:
General Petraeus training and arming al-Sadr’s Shia death squads and then training and arming Sunni ‘awakening councils’ in Iraq, fomenting civil war.
Then, stop paying & leave noted Sunni ‘awakening councils’ unemployed on exit.
Arrange Sunni insurrection in neighboring Syria, where recently trained & presently unemployed Iraqis can look for a job.
Set up financing and arms to opposition in Syria via Saudi Arabia, courtesy of a subsequently Petraeus led CIA (financing by default to the Saudi favored Salafist fundamentalist groups, inclusive of al-Qaida aligned militia.)
Base your operations out of NATO’s Turkey & the western democracies’ lap-dog Jordan.
Have your ally in Qatar broadcast a call to jihad in Syria, to millions of Sunni Muslims across the world (why, thank you al-Jazeera!)
Have the CIA, in concert with MI6, DGSE & MOSSAD, contract former special operations forces to assist the opposition in Syria.
Plan for fundamentalists who source their training to initial American efforts in Iraq and recently boosted by the new endeavors of western intelligence agencies, to become the most powerful factions in Syria.
Replace psycho-killer Petraeus at CIA with psycho-killer John Brennan.
Distract people from what’s happening with the world class CIA screw-up in Syria with new caper engineered by same CIA, in Ukraine.
As Islamic State asserts control over large areas of Syria, see thousands of battle hardened fundamentalists pour out of Syria across the border back into Iraq, rout the Iraqi army and capture countless tons of American supplied weapons.
Freak out at discovery your generals anti-Islamic efforts in Iraq and Syria won’t change who will be in control if/when CIA led effort to overthrow the Assad regime is successful, Salifist fundamentalists, in this case so extreme as to be disowned by al-Qaida.
When Ukraine distraction has failed, blame Russia for everything.
Fail to realize the eventual assessment of the Christian fundamentalists running the Pentagon will be, the only sensible option is to nuke the Islamic fundamentalists, as well as Russians, Jews, Blacks, cartoonists, author of this blog, women, gays, anyone who doesn’t believe in literal Armageddon, children who don’t behave, people who sue the church (especially alter-boys that talk)
Keep it simple, Stupid!