Archive for June 13th, 2014

They told us so…

Friday, June 13th, 2014

What you are seeing in Iraq, is not unexpected.  Or at least not to those “in the know”.  This was foretold in great detail to us, Congress, White House, DOD and anyone else who would listen, by intelligence agents and advisors on many different levels.  Who btw, were discarded, discredited, and shunned by a greedy administration, hell bent on furthering their ambitious goals.  $$$

Further more, This situation is going to occur in Afghanistan as well.  Despite all our best efforts and all the tax dollars we throw at it, we cannot change these regions by our typical method of operation.  Our usual; remove a tyrant, install new tyrant, throw a flag over it, add a curtain of cash and call it Victory, simply isn’t a winning strategy.  Although our “Hearts and Minds” project is a small step in the right direction, as far as our troops interactions with locals go… That doesn’t even begin to address our larger problem of how we approach foreign relations and establish our presence in the regions as an occupying force. Or how we are responsible for these horrible puppet governments in the first place.

This is in no way a slight to the troops seriously trying to do the right thing on the ground.  It’s just unfortunate that their government, our government, strives to undermine their work at every turn.  Making it impossible to succeed at their mission.

In short, the situation in Iraq is set forth by our actions in the larger theater of foreign policy, and by the mindset of a thousand years of indigenous turmoil, and a socio and geo-political system we have yet to understand.  Throwing money at it… like the rich bully we are, isn’t going to solve anything.

Perhaps we should try education and compassion?