Secretary of State John Kerry, arguably the most inept man to ever be Secretary of State, walked into a closed door this week at 10 Downing Street in London, but this wasn’t the dumbest thing he did while implementing the Obama foreign policy. For example in response to the massacre in Nice, France, John Kerry said that ISIS is “on the run, and I believe what we’re seeing are the desperate actions of an entity that sees the noose closing around it.” A comment so asinine, Jake Tapper was forced to push back saying “with all due respect, sir, I’m not sure it looks that way to the public that ISIS is on the run. In the last few weeks we have seen a series of ISIS inspired attacks and 49 killed in Orlando and 45 killed in Istanbul and more than 200 killed in Baghdad and 84 in Nice. This is just the last five weeks. I don’t think ISIS is on the run– and they might be expanding.” I swear you can’t make this stuff up. This, of course, is the narrative of the Obama-Clinton-Kerry foreign policy, a strategy that’s a lot like walking into a closed door at 10 Downing Street in London.
War has been declared on western culture, and they simply will not admit that we’re in a battle. We are at war with Radical Islam. Just saying this is considered a slur against the entire Muslim culture. Of course, this is a progressive fallacy that cripples our ability to name our enemy. We’re at war with an ideology that seeks to destroy us. We’ve gone to war with despotic ideologies in the past. For example, we went to war against Nazism and not the German people. We also waged a cold war against communism, not the Russian citizens. It is entirely possible to wage war on an ideology without impugning an entire culture. There were four individual stories that broke just this week that show just where we are when it comes to leadership abroad and in the homeland when it pertains to keeping us safe.
The attempted coup is a perfect example of this administration leading from behind. The coup which began as quickly as it ended left a lot of unanswered questions and 235 people dead. Ever since the failed coup ended Turkish President Recep Erdogan has conducted what can only be called a purge of the military and government. The purge has affected nearly 50,000 people that include, Judges, Generals, Politicians, and anyone else who he perceives as a threat.
Turkey Coup Aftermath by the Numbers | Graphiq
By all accounts, it’s likely the coup was led by a secular Muslim cleric in America named Fethullah Gulen. Erdogan and Gulen were longtime allies before falling out. Mr. Gulen denies any involvement in the coup saying to CNN, “as someone who suffered under multiple coups during the past five decades, it is especially insulting to be accused of having any link to such an attempt. I categorically deny such accusations.” There are also a few odd circumstances surrounding Mr. Gulen himself. First of all, he has ties to the Clinton Foundation, which may amount to nothing more than a donation and some lobbying request. Oddly enough, he also runs one of the largest private charter school networks in Texas. The Schools have come under scrutiny, but again, Mr. Gulen has also come under scrutiny over the years. Despite this, the cleric is a longtime proponent of a secular Turkey.
Fethullah Gülen and his conflict with Recep Tayyip Erdogan | Graphiq
Turkey is now demanding we extradite Gulen, a move that would likely lead to his execution. The treaty we have with Turkey regarding extradition, states that it has to be an “Extraditable Act” treason doesn’t fall into that category. Once the Turkish government puts the squeeze on John Kerry and Obama, they’re likely to fold once again, weakening our standing. Mr. Gulen’s donation to the Clinton Foundation may be his only saving grace with this administration. Turkey has a right to self-determination but just because someone has a right to do what they please does not give them a right to have us as an accomplice to it. Kerry and Obama should tell Erdogan to go pound sand.
South China Sea
If historians are honest, which they probably won’t be, America’s defense of the South China Sea or lack thereof will prove to be a stain on the legacy of this administration. As most awake people know the Chinese have been slowing building up a military presence in the South China Sea by building these huge man made islands. They have no claim to this land whatsoever, but they saw weakness and acted. The South China Sea is a major shipping channel according to Businessinsider.com more than half of merchant fleet tonnage flow through here. 5 Trillion dollars of goods travel through here every year.Obama gave plenty of lip service to pushing back on this land grab, but he was all but ignored by China. When that strategy failed, someone decided to take them to court.
Islands Disputed in the South China Sea | Graphiq
The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague ruled against China saying they have “no legal basis” to the region which was a stinging rebuke. The ruling characterized in its best light is a brilliant political move if all you ever intend to do is talk. A court with no enforcement mechanism is about as useless as an army with no weapons. The Philippians brought the case, but it is widely believed the US was behind it. This, of course, is progressive logic 101 when things don’t go your way, run to the courts. Unlike Republicans, court cases won’t curb Chinese ambitions. Some admirals in the Navy have been practically begging Obama to take a more aggressive approach to no avail. I guess for now we will just have to live with an empty court judgment.
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