(OR: U.S always taking the wrong side.)
As this is written, Russian and US forces are rubbing aggressive elbows in a place called Syria. While writing this article, another killer of Christians went on a rampage at Roseburg, Community College in Oregon. Strange how Islam mass killings bring on others.
Let us remember where Syria is. Its northern Border is Turkey. Its Eastern border is Iraq. To the South and west you have Lebanon and Jordon, plus the Mediterranean. Its major City Damascus was the second headquarters of Islam when the religion was just a young thing, but had left its mother. Over the centuries great armies and much blood has been lost on this soil. It is about twice the size of Jordon and ½ the size of Iraq. Rooster’s new book, “Islam: A Ship of War”, outlines how Islam a “Religement” (Religion/Government) has always been at war, with itself and with anyone else.
Today Syria is riddled with ISIS a fanatically lead Muslim group. It is Sunni. The remainder of the country continues under the authority of Bashar al-Assad (the Lion). This man was an eye doctor. He became a nominal President in 2000, when his father died. Both he and his father are and were dictators. His father and he gain their support via a tribe and or Shia sect named Ba’ath. They have long held senior roles in that tribe. Remember Sunni is the most populace sect. and Shia is the dominate sect in Iran and now Iraq. Including Syria it is fast growing. Remember the fanatical of both believe the other must be killed. What you have going on in Syria is another example of this ongoing war between Sunni vs Shia. This war has been going on since about 656 AD, or 1,390 years. No one in our leadership seems to know this, or do they know the past. Certainly this history is not taught in our Schools. In fact Putin throwing in with the Shias demonstrates his lack of knowledge as well.
The Middle East is riddled with sects of Islam in disagreement. It has been for 1,390 years in such turmoil and distress. Why any sane westerner would ever want to go there and attempt to apply non-muslim concepts or otherwise control the place is beyond comprehension.
Rooster was absolutely against going into Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan. It was reckless conduct. Our leaders must have been asleep when Russia did its best to kill its way into possession of Afghanistan. Russia lost and crawled out of the place with its tail between its legs. Ages ago when England and other countries played a role in the Middle East, the land was poor and disorganized. It was easy then. Since 1938 when oil was put in production in the Middle East, it is quite a hostile place, with a difference. Now you have the warring factions with a lot of money to spread around. Under those conditions, it was insane to occupy any portion of that world. If we wanted to have revenge for 9/11 we should have simply destroyed their oil production and been done with it. That is an eye for and eye, but do not occupy. Hussain was at least in control of Iraq and provided a degree of stability. The conflict between Iraq and Iran was again a Sunni vs a Shia war. Likewise Assad has provided control of Syria, and if we had supported him instead of making him the bad guy Syria would not be in the mess it is today. Its people would have some degree of peace. We should not take sides and should stay out.
Our US Government seems always to support the wrong guy in the Middle East. The last 7 years has been particularly tragic. Supporting any one of the regional leaders is a huge mistake. It is better to have a dictator with some control, that an Imam with absolute control or chaos with none.
The fault lies in our leaders simply not paying attention to Islam and what it is and what it has been. It is the fault of the progressive mind, which does not have sufficient common sense to learn from the past. Both President Bush the first, Clinton, and Bush the second fell into the same mistakes for the same reasons. Applause for the cool heads who demanded Bush the 1st not occupy Iraq. At least they were partly correct. Obama, a Sunni or Sunni sympathizer, is the king of pro-agressives so what he does makes no sense at all. His allowing 100,000 invading Muslims into our country is just another example of no sense, or at worst an evil intent.
Whoever the next president is, should have a bench of historical advisors instead of the brain dead people used in the recent past. Maybe then he or she would have the smarts to tell Israel, that we have their back, and do what they think is necessary. They live there. They are surrounded by hostile Islam, people who want to kill them. They know best. They have the most to lose. Yesterday, the Israel Prime Minister gave a stunning speech at the U.N. In effect saying Israel stands alone. Obama even ordered our U.N. representative not to be in attendance. Our president is an evil man.
PROTEST: FLY THE BETSY ROSS FLAG. It is the one flag where all the States supported the Constitution.
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