How Long, Mr. President, How Long?

For over 6 months the US has been playing tag with ISIS and its allies.……and all the reports I see states that it will be a long, long war……I know “doom and gloom”….but what else could be be when there is NO recognizable plan for dealing for ISIS other bomb the crap out of them

Really?  Has anyone heard a bright optimistic assessment of this conflict?

How about a few of those “in the know”?

U.S. counterterrorism officials and experts, never known for their sunny dispositions, have entered a period of particular gloom.

In congressional testimony recently, Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. went beyond the usual litany of threats to say that terrorism trend lines were worse “than at any other point in history.”

Maj. Gen. Michael Nagata, commander of U.S. Special Operations forces in the Middle East, told participants on a counter­terrorism strategy call that he regarded the Islamic State as a greater menace than al-Qaeda ever was.

Speaking at a New York police terrorism conference, Michael Morell, former deputy director of the CIA, said he had come to doubt that he would live to see the end of al-Qaeda and its spawn. “This is long term,” he said. “My children’s generation and my grandchildren’s generation will still be fighting this fight.”

Yep all that gives me an extreme feeling of confidence (that is called SARCASM)….

Is anyone looking beyond Iraq and Syria?

Since the consensus by many military leaders predict a long trudge against extremism… if true….where will we be in 10 years?  Who or what land will US troops be forced to deploy?

Libya is kicking becoming a failed state….even though we have successfully installed a CIA operative as the military leader….extremism is on the rise as well as ISIS affiliates.  The atrocities have begun.

If not Libya how about Yemen?  Yemen has always been a hot bed of AQ….and now ISIS is gaining a foothold.  The recent coup by Houthis has set the country into a downward spiral…..the economy is in the crapper and violence is becoming a daily occurrence.  Will US troops be asked to become the referee in this situation?  If so, that will take troops and that will increase the chances of violence and death…..which in return will heat the situation up to a boil.

The one that few are talking about is Lebanon…….ISIS has made rumblings toward Lebanon…..the political situation is delicate and is always on the verge of collapse…..this will empower ISIS as soon as they decide that it would be in their favor to start work on Lebanon.

This one question needs answering and soon.…..How far are you willing to go, Mr. President?

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‘ Let The Social Media War Begin ‘

I wrote a piece about a week ago about the cyber site within the State Dept that will work to counter ISIS on social media………if you would like to refresh your memory…….

http://lobotero.com/2015/02/19/isis-is-winning-the-social-media-war/

I decided to write another piece because I watched an interview with the new head to this branch within the department…….his patter was almost word for word the Obama “Islam” speech he made recently……all about how the US needs to show people that ISIS is a perversion of Islam and only a terrorist organization….yada….yada…..after the interview his words made me sit and think……I contemplated his speech for about a day or so…..no matter how I turned it…..it was a piece of propaganda and geek speak of a bureaucrat.

The new section will be doing what other agencies are doing…..”counter-messaging”.  And there my friends is where my problem starts.  CIA, NSA, FBI, others are attempting to counter the messages of ISIS on social media…..about 90,000 a day.

Let me ask……If you were looking at ISIS on-line would you also be looking at anti-ISIS messages?  Of course NOT!  How will counter-messaging bring down the organization?

Would not a hacking of their sites with a shutdown program or a lock down program or a well placed virus be more effective?

Anonymous is hacking ISIS regularly and they seem to be doing more damage than any wimpy counter message……why not hire these guys or at least follow their lead?  If we want to beat them, ISIS, on social media….I think that action and NOT reaction would be a more effective weapon.

The government wants to compete with ISIS for readership….that is a reaction.  Anonymous is taking down their sites so NO one can use them….that is action.

Action will be more effective than some limp wrist reaction…..

Now I ask…..do we really want to defeat ISIS?  I mean as long as ISIS is active and a threat then someone is making money…..lots of money.

This new program seems to be a way to prolong the effective use of propaganda……a program that rubs in place while spinning its wheels because it can get little or no traction.

I realize there may be more going on than we see…..but on the surface this looks like a colossal waste of time and money.  But then that is just what our foreign policy has been for the last couple of decades……

My regular readers know that I am always watching the Middle East and that my interests in war are legendary…..all I am seeing these days leads me to want to ask……just how serious is the Washington group on the elimination of ISIS?  No plans they have these days points to s desire to end this thing.

NOTHING that is being done would lead me to believe that there is any genuine desire to end this thing with ISIS.……the sooner the American people realize that they are being played the sooner a real strategy will be formulated.  Until then expect more of the same…….talk, talk and more talk.

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‘ THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE ‘

The Will Of The People: This single tagline is the biggest sack of SH*T ever uttered by a political leader:

Do the American people really buy into this lie?  Do they really believe that they can make a difference?

Why do you ask Professor?

We can train ourselves to believe just about anything.  This piece of bovine fecal matter is a testament to that accusation by me……we are told that the will of the people is our governing principle and that the president serves at the leisure of the voter…..and not solely the US but any country that has “free” elections….the will of the people will prevail.

An excellent ideal if only it were true and a governance principle….but as I have said….it is a sack of SH*T!

Let’s just look at a few historical events in the past couple of decades to prove the point…..

First let us travel to Iran….after WW2 there was an election a dude named Ali Razmara was elected PM but was assassinated a month into his reign and a nationalistic man named Mossadeq becomes PM and the parliament votes to nationalize the oil industry….and in 1953 he was overthrown with help from intel services of US and UK.

Second, 1954 Guatemala…a leftist president was elected by the people of Guatemala and he began his reign by nationalizing the fruit industry to the opposition of Standard Fruit…..CIA put together an operation to remove Guzman from office and put in their little “yes” man Armas.

Now on to 1970 Chile.…..Allende was voted into the presidency of Chile by a popular vote, a close vote which went to the Congress to be settled and Allende won.  After his election a depression began and to head off a complete breakdown he began to nationalize banks and some foreign companies…..because he was a leftist the old “the commies are coming” ploy was played out by the CIA and he was overthrown in a favor of a dictator Pinochet.

These people were elected by the people to carry out their will……and the US decided that was not good enough and worked to replace them.

It is NEVER about the will of the people but rather the will of capital that precipitated the change in governance.  The people had nothing to do with the decision to overthrow these elected officials.

But the American people continue to buy into the con of “the will of the people”.

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