OK, we have to now dive into state of affairs that are deteriorating the Middle East because of the Arab Spring and the naive support of it by this President. Occurrences in the last four years there do not only impact the US & Israel but the rest of the world, count on it! So get ready ya’ll let’s get into it.
We all know that at one point in time there was a Ottoman and Safavid Empire that encompassed almost everything from India to the Mediterranean Sea, into Africa down to Egypt along the northern coast to Algiers and up just past Turkey in Europe. Both empires were strong and feared from roughly the 1600’s to the beginning of the 1800’s. You ask me why this is important? What does this have to do with today? Well here is the relevance.
From the 1800’s until currently, both these empires were greatly divided and had such strong feelings keeping them fractured so that each country unreservedly would not work with one another which kept them not as strong. Mainly due to the American power that had been projected during Barbary War in 1801 to 1805 until now they were afraid to “flex their muscles” or even work together because any sign of aggression would be obliterated by the might of the US and the rest of the world. Additionally, with that power protecting the nation of Israel no other county had even thought to test Israel knowing that none of them had a big enough hammer to nail the US. Now with the Arab Spring it seems that they are rediscovering that time old saying, the enemy of my enemy is my friend. This will not work out well for not only the US but the rest of the world. If and or when a “reunification” of these countries back to empires occurs then as a whole they have one big hammer.
OK, I know, that’s crazy, but are not all these countries adopting Sharia Law and want to annihilate Israel? That is a religious belief not an ideology which makes it much more dangerous and thus more coalescing than any idea. Again, if or when alliances are made to recreate and expand such an empire(s) then we now have an enormous region with hundreds of millions of people that now are pointed to a single goal, to expand and to control. We also have to remember that they do not know of such a word as compromise or fail. I also assure you that if they do take over another country, like India how many more then will come to the fight. Oh, and let us not forget that India, Israel and Pakistan have nuclear weapons and Iran will soon because of this administration’s policies, actions and words. What do you think will happen then? Just laying it out for you.
So let’s use a little common since. We need to stop the talking and start the doing. We have to rebuild the view of American power, influence and project that especially in our resolve in our indissoluble pact with not only Israel but India as well. Maybe this will help; If you have the biggest kid in the courtyard that is also carrying a bat protecting those that can’t protect themselves, would you go after the kid’s that he protects? Answer, most likely not because self preservation would kick in. But if you knew that you could do it while the big kid with the bat wasn't looking or didn't care because he wasn't friends with them anymore wouldn't you do whatever you wanted to do knowing no harm would come to you? Well that is what is happening. Now all the kids that have wanted to get something from the other kids that were protected in the courtyard see that they can get what they want and they will get along long enough to get it.
This is how those countries that are now instituting Sharia law feel about Israel and other regions around them. They feel that not only Israel but a great number of other things have been taken from them, whether they have been or not, this is their religious belief that they must regain any supposed loss and spread their beliefs, at any costs. That same belief dictates that they must eliminate those whom do not believe the same.
Now, in fairness, not all those in the Middle East believe in this mind set but simply look at not only evidence in the past but what is happening in Syria. If you do not agree you will be eliminated, no matter your ethnic background, solely upon your beliefs. I thought as Americans, as the United States, sense our founding and the shores of Tripoli we stood against such oppression. We have for well over two hundred years why are we not fighting it now? Why are we not working and doing what we can to maintain the supremacy in the courtyard with our military might so that other kids won’t get picked on? For those who don’t want a big, strong military, I ask you; what exactly do you think allows you the opportunity to say, do and act the way a free man or woman can? Answer; the US Military and the might it projects!
So let’s do the common since thing and do what we have said in the past and show those that would bring harm to others that we are still the kid in the courtyard with the bat, we are watching, we do care and we will protect those whom cannot protect themselves. Oh, let me not forget one thing, and I don’t care how you take this, we will do what we have to do to keep our people safe and if your doubt our resolve, let us show you our bat!
Until next time.
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