Obama’s Middle East machinations gone awry
We in America should never be surprised to find that things have not turned out the way Washington politicians planned them, particularly in the Middle East. The very idea that the Obama regime knows best how to manipulate the forces at play in places like Iraq is laughable. How is it that this administration trusts the word of officials in either Iraq or Iran when there is no precedent for such beliefs?
Now it appears that Mr. Obama is directly responsible for the stream of refugees leaving Fallujah and for the piles of dead humans left behind to bake in the sun until they are the consistency of beef jerky.
The pro-Iranian militias were enabled to reach central Fallujah and overwhelm ISIS by the massive bombing raids carried out by US AV-8B Harrier II jets, which flew in from bases in the Persian Gulf, and F/A-18 Hornets from the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier in the eastern Mediterranean.
There is not much difference between the barbarous acts perpetrated by ISIS and the savagery of Shiite militiamen against the Sunni dwellers of the Iraqi city. In many cases it is even worse. The pro-Iranian fighters are burning down and blowing up houses, murdering and raping women, and executing children and the elderly with bayonets or gunfire.
… many Sunnis are fleeing in dread of their ‘liberators,” the pro-Iranian Iraqi Shiite militias that captured the eastern and central parts of Fallujah. These militias, the Popular Mobilization Forces and the Badar Forces, take their orders from Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Al Qods Brigades, and Brig. Gen. Mohammad Pakpour, commander of the Revolutionary Guard Corps ground forces.
DEBKAfile’s military and counterterrorism sources point to an especially grave repercussion coming as a direct result of the war crimes allowed to occur in Fallujah. Washington will be hard put to enlist any local Sunni allies for the capture of the two main ISIS strongholds, Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria.
Some of the American field commanders may believe they can dispense with Sunni support and rely on other local forces, such as the Kurds, to step forward. But they must take into account that many young Sunnis, after witnessing pro-Iranian atrocities in Fallujah may well opt to side with ISIS as the lesser evil.”
In normal times, it might be that Mr. Obama would at least be sanctioned by Congress for abetting war crimes. However, we have been inured to accepting the deaths of civilian “others” as part of the Revolution that is supposed to bring us to our Socialist Utopia. The grief, universally expressed, at the 49 people slaughtered in Orlando, Florida will not be extended to the dead in Iraq.
The only thing of which I am sure is that had Israel engaged in such tactics, it would cease to exist by the concerted will and actions of a unified United Nations. How do I know? Please recall that in 1982, Israel was condemned by the U.N., and Arik Sharon lost his position as commander of the Israel Defense Forces because he failed to act against marauding Christian Phalange troops who slaughtered between 800 and 2,000 Muslims. His was a sin of omission, but Mr. Obama’s was a sin of commission. Yet for Mr. Obama, things remain the same today as they were the day before the deaths of innocents in Fallujah.