In the absence of a U.S. ‘strategy’, Middle East braces for ‘the big war’

The most dangerous U.S. President in history has changed the world forever, and the worst is yet to come. Furthermore, the politicians of any respective country are a direct reflection of the hearts and minds of the people. Voters made a large mistake in 2008 by voting their first modern Egyptian pharaoh who will continue to rule like an unchecked tyrant. You cannot undo the last six years in America. Switching from Democrats to Republicans will not fix the solution as both parties are on the same side, as in Russia today.

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U.S. President Barack Obama referred early last year to Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) as a JV team.

ISIL’s subsequent rampage through Iraq and Syria proved Obama wrong, but analysts cited by a McClatchyDC report think the worst has yet to come.

“The conditions are very much like 1914,” said Michael Stephens of the Royal United Service Institute in London. “All it will take is one little spark, and Iran and Saudi Arabia will go at each other, believing they are fighting a defensive war.”

Iraqi Kurdish commentator Hiwa Osman believes “the whole region is braced for the big war, the war that has not yet happened, the Shiite-Sunni war.”

The Obama administration’s detachment from the current Middle East conflicts has been widely noted – in Syria and Iraq; in Yemen, where Saudi forces are bombing pro-Iranian Houthi rebels; and Libya, where Egypt has mounted airstrikes against ISIL-aligned jihadists.

Though the international system is very different from 1914, when the two competing European alliances went to war, some see similarities.

That was “a crisis nobody wanted to have. When it came, it would be over in a few months’ time. It would end all wars. Everybody knows what happened,” said Thorbjorn Jagland, a Norwegian politician and secretary general of the Council of Europe, a human rights watchdog body.

“I don’t want to call the leaders today sleepwalkers, but maybe they have entered into a situation that nobody intended or wanted,” Jagland said.

The absence of a U.S strategy or even plan to stabilize the Middle East, has been in the news this week after Obama said at the G-7 Summit in Germany on June 8 that his administration did not yet have a “complete strategy” to defeat ISIL, a comment the White House later said was misinterpreted.

“We really don’t have a strategy at all. We’re basically playing this day by day,” Robert Gates, former defense secretary under Obama, said.

The U.S. continues to send weapons and military advisers to Iraq with little to show for it as Iraqi forces have suffered several devastating defeats, most recently losing the Sunni city of Ramadi.

Full article: In the absence of a U.S. ‘strategy’, Middle East braces for ‘the big war’ (World Tribune)

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