1. Saudi Arabia
8. Muslim Brotherhood
9. Puppets of #s 4 and 7
12. Remaining ME/CA Islamic Nations.
13. Everyone else.
Saudi Arabia exports more terrorism in the form of its decrepit Wahhabi creed than all of the others combined.
Iran is a chia pet by comparison.
The Great Triumvirate of the United States of America, China and Russia have terrorized the world with impunity since the close of the Second World War.
France, the UK and Germany are all too willing accomplices to any and every US adventure that comes down the pike.
Iran selectively defends the Shi’a community via the IRG and the Party of God (Hezbollah). They imported Hezbollah to Lebanon. They support factions inside of Saudi Arabia, the Houthis in Yemen as well as other places. Iran will also selectively support Sunni terrorists otherwise known as Wahhabist Saudi Arabian created scum as suits their needs.
Israel terrorizes the Palestinians and occasionally Southern Lebanon. Israel has attacked nations such as Iraq and Iran preemptively.
The Palestinians terrorize Israel and their own people. The Palestinians attempted to depose the King of Jordan. They’ve also raised a bit of hell in Lebanon and Egypt. There is also the actions of the PLO under Arafat and assorted other madmen.
The other nations of the Middle East and Central Asia mostly terrorize their own people. Only occasionally sending out State sponsored Wahhabists and assorted other misfits to further their political ends.
Pakistan created the Taliban out of the anti-Soviet Insurgency, orphans from that war and the Wahhabist Madrassahs that were established by the Saudis. They were established, equipped and used as a hedge against Indian influence in Afghanistan and as well as a buffer against Iranian influence.
Yes, the world is fucked up.
I do not think that Hillary is Hitler. One politician is about the same as the other. Some, like Hitler, are simply more successful in moving society to accomplish their aims. The aims are all the same. Control of the populace in a given geo-political area for the advancement of personal power. There is nothing more to it.
There are no Great Leaders out there.
Look at the great leaders in history.
Lincoln — He kinda freed the slaves. But not really. In order to keep the South in the Union, he prosecuted a war which claimed the lives of millions. How is he different than Hitler or Stalin or FDR or Churchill or any of the Monarchs of the 17th Century.
FDR took America to war for Democracy and to save the Free World. In the end, more people were enslaved by communism than were threatened by the madness of Hitler.
Ike, JFK, LBJ took us to war in Vietnam to stop the communist dominoes from falling. In the end, those communist dominoes fell anyway. Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia all fell to communism. Indonesia became a dictatorship. Nixon’s “peace with honor” all but ensured the fall of Cambodia to the Khmer Rouge. Congress’ failure to support South Vietnam or Laos after our withdrawal ensured their fall to communism. What did we accomplish except to participate in slaughter and sacrifice our citizen soldiers to madness and arrogance.
We supported the Indonesia dictator.
How were the people of Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia or Laos better off after our War of Liberation?
In Iraq, Bush “liberated” the Iraqi people from Saddam Hussein only to have Obama hand those same people over to a Shi’ite despots and the Islamic madmen of the Islamic State. All the while, we supported the Monarchy which fuels Sunni Extremism via Dollar Diplomacy. The Wahhabis owe everything to Saudi Arabia. The Wahhabis are ISIS, al Qaeda, al Jihad, the Muslim Brotherhood and every other Sunni Islamic Extremists group extant.
In what war has America actually helped anyone?
We defeated Germany and Japan? They went on to become economic superpowers. This would have occurred anyway. In fact, the war with Japan was over the US and Britain keeping resources away from Japan that would have allowed them to become an economic superpower. We basically warred with Japan for five years in order to destroy them so that they could recover and become exactly what we had attempted to stop them from becoming. Millions died because FDR and his economic obstructionism. Yet, FDR is a hero and Hitler is a villain.
It was the same with Germany. Britain did not want Germany to become master of the Continent. So, we warred with them twice in conflagrations which engulfed the world in flames…so that Germany could become the economic master of the Continent.
What did we accomplish with our wars?
Asia slowly recovers with Laos and Cambodia lagging and their people suffering in poverty. Vietnam is becoming a mini-economic superpower and are loosening their economic controls so that capitalists can profit. This benefits the State and the Capitalists. There is relatively little benefit to the people.
Germany is the power of the Continent.
Britain has lost it’s empire. (I suppose that’s a plus).
America is still an economic power though we are doing our best to implode.
Russia is what it has always been. The poor man of Europe and the villain of the east.
China is a burgeoning beast with the potential to ruin or save the world as it has always been.
And history begins to repeat itself.
Is war on the horizon?
It seems that Political Leaders of the World are repeating the sins of the last century even as they preach of peace. I see no peace. I see no good coming of this next few decades. If the “Great Leaders” of this coming Century are as incompetent and arrogant as those of the last, the World is doomed to simply repeat the sins of the past. There were be Great Leaders only because they take us into Great Wars.
Where are the visionaries? Where is our Jesus? Our Moses? Our Gandhi? Where are the leaders who not only preach peace but practice it?
Can the earth survive human war or human peace? If we war on one another with our current technology, we may make this world uninhabitable. If we do not war and continue “peaceably,” human being will reproduce in unsustainable numbers.
There seems to be no way out. By War or Peace, humanity’s ignorance and lack of foresight endangers itself…ensures it’s fall. Perhaps that is not a bad thing.
“I say to the people of Estonia and the people of the Baltics, today we are bound by our treaty alliance. … Article 5 is crystal clear: An attack on one is an attack on all. So if … you ever ask again, ‘who’ll come to help,’ you’ll know the answer – the NATO alliance, including the armed forces of the United States of America.”
Committing America to an alliance via NATO to the Balkans is insanity. No intelligent leader of a Nation would do such a thing. Is America responsible for defense of the entire Globe?
Were I Putin, I would test Obama here and now. I would invade Estonia. Show Obama and NATO for the jaw jacking clowns that they have become.
At the end of the Cold War, we gave Russia assurances that we’d not chip away at their regional sphere of influence. The Russian concern was that with the disintegration of the Soviet Union the United States via NATO would attempt to surround Russia with surrogate Nations. This we have done.
We have our military in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Japan, Korea among other places. This gives us a complete encirclement of Russia. There is no reason for these actions. Russia has not acted any more or less belligerent than any other Nation. Nor have they been nearly as bellicose as the United States of America. They have acted on terrorist threats on their border and periphery. America has invaded the Globe and claimed it to be our right with the “pre-emptive strike” strategy/arrogance.
We tell Israel that they are wrong to launch pre-emptive strikes in Lebanon, Iraq, Egypt, Syria and the farce that is Palestine. Somehow, though, it’s legal when we do it.
The last time that Russia was encircled in this manner, a World War was launched. Germany invaded Poland. The Soviet Union was not long in waiting for their German invasion. One hundred years earlier, France launched their ill-fated Napoleonic effort to defeat Moscow. Not quite one hundred years after the Nazi invasion of the Russian heartland, America finds itself enmeshed in the Ukraine and treating with the nations that are historically used as invasion routes to Moscow.
The Russians must be feeling deja vu.
This is not the only instance where it seems that Barack Obama is historically deficient.
Barack Obama seems hell bent on bringing about World War III. One wonders how long until Putin reacts with more than threats of low level nukes. One wonders how long until Putin tires of Obama’s arrogance and ignorance.
“I am not sure in what way even limited strikes help the people living in my constituency: how does this further Britain’s or America’s national security?
“There cannot be a sane person in Britain who would not think it a good thing for us to get involved in the war in Syria if by doing so it would ease the horrors faced by the Syrian people – and dire risks to people in neighbouring countries.
“We must be guided not by our alliance to America, but by our duty to understand that military force should only be used in support of a clear purpose and with a clear objective in mind – in support of our national interest. I am yet to be convinced that there is a strong and clear-cut case that military action will deter the Syrian government from using chemical weapons – nor am I convinced that in 20 years time some other tyrant thinking of using chemical weapons will turn around and say to his or herself “Whoops, better not do that: remember what Obama, Cameron and Hollande did back in the summer of 2013”.
“The use of chemical weapons was indeed a crime against all of humanity. But by firing one missile we are involving ourselves in a civil war on the side of a fractured opposition which includes people with proud links to Al Qaeda. By striking now, without clear cause and purpose, we risk consequences that we have not even thought of: this is a case of hit – and then hope.”
British MP Adam Holloway
As for giving peace a chance, the sentiment is nice, but it does not work when your self-appointed enemy wants to kill you. Gandhi’s campaign of non-violence (often quite violent in its reality) only worked because his opponent was willing to play along. Gandhi would not have survived very long in Nazi Germany,Stalin’s Russia , Mao’s (or today’s) China , Pol Pot’s Cambodia , or Saddam Hussein’s Iraq . Effective non-violence is contractual. Where the contract does not exist, Gandhi dies.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:12
While Obama thinks that we shouldn’t fight against evil in this world because it’s Gods job. I disagree. We must do that job ourselves. While Obama will talk and talk as they use his naivite to their advantage, real leadership must plan to thwart the plans of the masters of terror and the enemies of peace. The Wahhabis, the Russians, Communists, despots of every stripe, Fatah, Hamas, the PLA, the deceitful Lords of Qom and all of the rest wish for nothing more than an Obama Presidency. Michelle Obama thinks that the real enemy is America itself. Obama seems to agree with his numerous comments on the subject.
Obama suits the terror lords and the despots and dictators. They know that he will talk and talk and do little else. Much like Carter and Clinton before him. Should Obama become President, America will be rudderless. The evil in the world relishes the opportunities that will be the Presidency of cowardice, empty talk and Inaction that an Obama White House promises.
They fear real leadership in the West. Real leadership that will keep the wolves at bay.