Sofokleousin.gr – June 11, 2016
While the US continues to live in a state of unstable security, after the Dallas events that killed more than five police officers, chaos was transferred to the states of Tennessee and Texas. The reaction of American media that did not cover these events in the usual way covering similar incidents in other countries is almost striking and almost overlooked or even tried and masked what happened and what is still happening in various US states. Obama’s visit to Dallas, in order to calm the atmosphere, confirms that the situation is out of control.
The big question here is: Did the US start drinking from the same poison that they have given to others?
Since President Barack Obama has taken over the reins of the White House, he has clearly articulated how he will manage international crises and proclaimed his willingness to develop peace in the world. He also announced his intention to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan and Iraq and revitalize the peace process between Palestinians and Israelis. Finally, it committed itself to eradicating the terrorism that only Al-Qaeda represented at that time.
Over the years, Obama policies have begun, one after another, to surprise us, as they were opposed to his commitments. The war in Afghanistan has intensified and the Taliban’s power has grown and spread to Pakistan. Reliable sources within Afghanistan confirm that more than 70% of the country’s territory is under the control of the Taliban and Al-Qaeda, and that Pakistan has lost control of the northwest section near the Afghanistan border.
As for Al-Qaeda, despite the US government’s success in killing Osama bin Laden’s leader, it had no effect on limiting its capabilities. Instead, Al-Qaeda has increased its development during President Obama’s rule, reaching Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Egypt and Europe where it struck again.
In Iraq, Obama’s policy was completely wrong at the outset. The US administration handed the country’s reins to the Iranian government, or the so-called “axis of evil,” in a golden dish. The result was the increase in religious tensions, and a war started that no one knows when it will end. In response to the extreme injustice against the Sunni, a more criminal and terrorist organization was created by Al Qaeda, the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). This led the Americans to return the original mistaken plan drawn up by George W. Bush and to deploy more troops to cope with the monster that politics created and threatened the whole world.
The Obama administration has been unable to lead the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to a solution. The crisis has evolved, the tension has increased and the negotiating table is on a volcano ready to explode at any time.
Despite the Obama administration’s support for the Tunisian revolution and its success, the American stance in the rest of the revolutions of the Arab countries has been dramatically negative.
In Egypt, the Obama administration supported the Egyptian people’s revolution against Hosni Mubarak, but soon turned a blind eye to the military coup led by General Sisi, who turned Egypt in the same state as the Mubarak era.
In Libya, the Obama administration was behind the scenes of the European alliance, while the real leadership was France and Italy who were interested in safeguarding their interests in the country. The result was to let Libya, in the aftermath of Qaddafi, try to cope with international conflicts with its own internal forces. And in this case, the US administration continues to turn a blind eye to the war conflicts taking place in the country.
The Syrian crisis is the US government’s strongest test of its ability to resolve crises and conflicts around the world. In the case of Syria, its attitude has been confined to managing the crisis more than resolving it. It took her six months and more than 10,000 Syrian people who were demonstrating peacefully to proclaim that Assad had lost his legitimacy and had to give up power. This proclamation remained ink on the paper without ever being implemented, resulting in the deterioration of the situation and the expansion of ISIS from Iraq to Syria. The US response was the statement on the formation of an alliance to fight ISIS, while the US Heads of Forces fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria confirmed that “it takes almost 30 years to eliminate it” !!!
In conclusion, if we study the Obama administration’s actions in various crises around the world, we will find that we are faced with two choices: either naive and dumb, or bad and wicked.
In my view, knowing that the US government has the best researchers and experts, it is impossible to go ahead with a project without the assurance of its usefulness and success. On this basis, I can summarize Barack Obama’s foreign policy in one sentence: “Strategy of Creative Chaos”.