“They marry ideology, a sophistication of strategic and tactical military prowess, they are tremendously well funded. This is beyond anything we have seen.” – U.S. Secretary of Defense: Charles “Chuck” Hagel
“New intelligence assessment estimates that the Islamic State group can muster between 20,000 and 31,500 fighters across Iraq and Syria, up from a previous figure of 10,000” – CIA spokesperson.
"This country should not make any mistake on this, nor anyone in Congress — this is a threat to our country," Chuck Hagel
And it couldn't come at a better time to perhaps boost President Obama's sagging, no, TANKING job approval numbers leading up to the crucial mid-term elections. The Nobel Prize winning peace maker has again become the War Officer. The climate seems right to strike... a deal with the U.S. Military Complex for the hearts and minds of the American public in an election cycle. Hell, it worked for Bill Clinton.
And this time the U.S. War Machine has “found” another threat to the safety of U.S. citizens. Is it Al-Qaeda? No. Is it Hamas? No. Is it the Tea Party? Well, no.
Stop me if you've heard this one before but it’s yet another Middle Eastern Muslim group.
But this time it’s SERIOUS!
ISIL is sophisticated, well-funded and use a strict interpretation of the Koran to live by. Wait, I HAVE heard this one before. AND they wish to set up a Religious Caliphate in the region. How unique!
President Obama has now proposed a bold new initiative: Arm the opposition groups.
It’s Deja vu all over again. This time the lucky recipients of U.S. arms and training will be...envelope please... The Syrian Opposition. This is probably because they are the only group left in the Middle East we HAVEN'T armed yet.
What can possibly go wrong?
Back in the 1860s, during the war of U.S. Succession also known as the Civil War, Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s army was the best equipped army in the South. Why? Because General George B. McClellan’s Army of the Potomac, the opposing force, was the best equipped army in the North. That’s where Lee got most of his weapons. This is the same of ISIL. What we've shipped over there, they've got. When we bomb ISIL tanks, we are bombing our tanks, when we blow up a stash of shoulder fired rockets; we are blowing up our SFRs. That’s how it works. But don’t worry, we’ll make more.
As long as we keep arming "opposition groups" in the Middle East with the latest weapons, the U.S. war machine will always have a Boogie Man to make the American public jump through a hoop for. After 13 years of mostly meaningless warfare, they're ready to jump back on the war wagon. It may take ten years to finally defeat ISIL said President Obama. I'll bet there were many war factory executives creaming their jeans over that statement. And ten years down the road, when nothing is accomplished but more physical destruction of the landscape and the American taxpayers footing the bill, I predict there will be a new threat to take the place of ISIL.
The train just keeps on rolling.
Having an external enemy that our government can “protect” us from is one way the Federal Overlords can consolidate and hold on to power. Heaven forbid that Peace should break out.
But no worries there since this isn't likely to happen any time soon. After all, we've kept this latest “conflict” going now for 13 years and just when things looked like the United States was going to leave, surprise, a new threat to America, it’s children and it’s overfed dogs and cats has emerged out of, where else, the desert sands of the Middle East. What a coincidence.
So our Middle Eastern proving grounds has yielded more target practice but just enough so they’ll stick around for our next generation smart weapons. Who knows, perhaps we’ll get to test our newest satellite laser or some such futuristic diabolical device that, if successful, we can then sell to Kuwait.
We build these groups up so we can knock 'em down. This is because, here in the U.S. ,war is an industry and to win such things is not the true objective. The real objective is to study, analyze and then to develop new arms to counter the arms we just sold.
U.S. arms salesman: “Oh, so you have the SX879.9 death machine? That’s a good one but that’s last year’s model. We just put out the Model SX880 which not only has 3x the killing power but can neutralize the older SX879 on the battle field. Yes, it’s a little bit more but it’s worth it! AND it comes with 24/7 365 tech support. Plus, I guarantee the Chinese don't have one yet. Now, how many can I put you down for?”
So now we've got another "war" on our hands and it looks like it will achieve everything it is intended to accomplish: Mainly keeping Obama's Amnesty for illegal aliens, U.S. open boarders policy, ObamaCare, NSA spying, Justice Department gun running, Bengazi and a myriad of other lies and subterfuges that the Obama government has pulled to destabilize the economy and demoralize the citizenry.
As G.W. Bush used to say: Mission Accomplished!