Obama, Neocons Push Intervention Amid Foreign Policy Disasters

By:  Alex Newman
08/08/2014
       
Obama, Neocons Push Intervention Amid Foreign Policy Disasters

In response to the escalating chaos in the Middle East as a result of U.S. foreign policy, the Obama administration and the neo-conservative wing of the Republican Party are pushing for still more war and further foreign interventionism.

The highest ranking U.S. general to die in combat since the 1970s was just murdered by a member of the Afghan military he was training — yet another so-called insider attack. Iraq is imploding as elements of the globalist-backed “rebels” in Syria butcher their way to Baghdad, seeking to exterminate minorities such as Christians, Kurds, and the ancient Yezidi people along the way. Many of the Islamists are armed with U.S. weapons. Libya is in a freefall after the UN-approved "regime change" war waged by Obama. Meanwhile, almost half of the weapons given to the globalist-backed government in Afghanistan have reportedly gone missing. All over the world, the poison fruits of interventionist U.S. foreign policy are becoming too obvious and bloody to ignore.

In response to the escalating chaos, though, the Obama administration and the neo-conservative wing of the Republican Party are pushing for still more war and further foreign interventionism. On August 7, without approval from Congress, Obama purported to “authorize” supposedly “limited” air strikes against the barbarian terrorists styling themselves the “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” (ISIS). That is one of the groups that benefited from U.S. scheming in Syria before crossing the border to seize major Iraqi towns. Obama claimed the strikes were aimed at protecting minority communities that fled to the mountains around Sinjar to avoid being massacred by ISIS.

“When we face a situation like we do on that mountain, with innocent people facing the prospect of violence on a horrific scale and we have a mandate to help — in this case a request from the Iraqi government — and when we have unique capabilities to act to avoid a massacre, I believe the United States cannot turn a blind eye,” Obama claimed in a statement from the White House late Thursday night, defying the U.S. Constitution’s requirement that wars be declared by Congress. “Earlier this week, one Iraqi said no-one is coming to help. Well, today America is coming to help.”

Of course, as The New American has documented extensively, much of the current turmoil engulfing Iraq is largely due to previous rounds of U.S. government “help.” Obama vowed not to get the U.S. involved in yet another war in Iraq. However, with U.S. military “advisors” flooding in and American fighter jets dropping bombs, it seems to be more a question of semantics. The GOP establishment has also been pushing for deeper U.S. involvement in Iraq, helping the administration and its apparatchiks in the press seem more reasonable by comparison.     

In Afghanistan, meanwhile, the situation is quickly going from bad to worse. 

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