This blog is becoming the Obama Warmonger blog. A long time ago, just after Obama was elected in 2008 I began a post by slightly misquoting Shakespeare’s Henry IV part 2 act 4 sc 5. The old king is speaking to his son (Henry V to be). All I had to do was substitute Obama’s real name (Barry) for the Prince’s …
Therefore, my Barry,
Be it thy course to busy giddy minds
With foreign quarrels, that action, hence borne out, 3110
May waste the memory of the former days.
from Gobal Reseach:
Two years after President Barack Obama declared that his administration had ended the catastrophic US war in Iraq responsibly leaving behind a sovereign, stable and self-reliant government, the US has rushed emergency shipments of Hellfire missiles to Baghdad and appears to be preparing for a possible renewal of direct military intervention in the form of drone missile attacks.
These measures are a response to an appeal from the government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, the New York Times reported Thursday, and come in the face of a rise in violence to a level not seen since the US military surge of 2008, with over 8,000 Iraqis having lost their lives over the last year.
A shipment of 75 Hellfire missiles arrived in Iraq last week, according to the Times report. The Pentagon is also set to deliver dozens of reconnaissance drones to the Baghdad regime in the coming year, along with F-16 fighters and Apache helicopter gunships. US intelligence is also providing targeting information for Iraqi air strikes.
Military experts cited by the Times (London), however, expressed skepticism that the Iraqi military, even with such material assistance, will prove capable of defeating a growing Al Qaeda-affiliated insurgency in the countrys predominantly Sunni Anbar province.
The prospect for a more direct US military intervention through the launching of a drone airstrike campaign has been raised in recent months by Iraqs foreign minister, Hoshyar Zebari.
Last Sunday, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki signaled the escalating US involvement in Iraq, declaring that Al Qaeda-connected insurgents were seeking to gain control of territory inside the borders of Iraq and describing these elements as the common enemy of the United States and the Republic of Iraq, and a threat to the greater Middle East region.
This threat, however, is one of Washingtons own making, and the common enemy in Iraq has been the de facto proxy force of US imperialisms war for regime-change in neighboring Syria.
Well as the USA lurches from crisis to crisis, in race relations, social collapse, jobs, cost of living, law enforcement, out of control climate management experiments, legislative paralysis and a loss of confidence in government it certainly seems Barry has set himself on a course “to busy giddy minds with foreign quarrels”.
Will it work?
Only if his goal is to make himself more unpopular. And shouldn’t someone be asking who T. F. gave the Syrian Al Qaeda butchers advanced weapons in the first place.