We hold Saudi Arabia and Turkey close to our breast while both play a double game in funding, and encouraging transit of arms and fighters for ISIS and other extremist groups in Iraq and Syria. The result? Mayhem continues and Europe is overwhelmed with desperate refugees fleeing the chaos.
At the same time we continue to push Europe into confrontation with Russia as we actively throw gasoline on that fire with our intervention in Ukraine that has resulted in a situation like a small Syrian disaster. We (the Obama administration) helped to install an extreme right-wing, corrupt government in Kiev to replace a Russian-friendly, corrupt government in order to further our aim to encircle Russia and try for ‘regime change’ there.
Not satisfied with the disaster we have we caused in Europe and the Middle East our enlightened neo-conservatives and neo-liberals (including our former Secretary of State) have decided that China is a “very big threat” and so Obama and Clinton “pivoted” our military forces to the Pacific to show China who is the big Kahuna. Our aim? Aggressive Encirclement.
We have spent the last 20 years shipping to China virtually all of our manufacturing capability and machinery from ball bearings to soccer balls. Now we suddenly decide they are not as friendly as the Saudis. They don’t have oil. No “Bandar Bushes” in China.
I recently asked a couple of well-educated older women friends why they are supporting our former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, for President. Both replied with a simple one word response “Experience.” When I reviewed the chaos, deaths, and destabilization resulting from her support and initiative for these actions above which her “experience” resulted in as both a Senator and Secretary of State, they looked at me blankly as though I had just maligned god.