Is Obama as ignorant, isolated and ideologically blinded by whatever “ism” that he actually truly believes in as is being portrayed by former senior cabinet members in various degrees, from the dead hot Panetta to the lukewarm and by proxy Clinton(s) or is this one very finely orchestrated set up to generate the ground swell of domestic support needed to ramp up the war effort in the Middle East? By a steady stream of commentary from former insiders, selective leaks and the turning of the press against the administration is it possible that by painting the picture of an inexperienced, isolating President whose only voice he seems to hear is his own is intended to set the stage for the Democrats in 2016?
The reluctant warrior pulled uncomfortably to do battle around the world seems to suit Obama well. It may very well appeal as well to all of the power elites posturing Hillary for the Presidency. The peoples demands for strong leadership, for the firm and controlling hand is likely to be fanned greatly over the next year and half. It is human nature to demand such from a nations leaders during periods of apparent and real chaos. It is also the typical response of a once preeminent power, of an incontestable empire in rapid decline, both relative and absolute. Leon Panetta did an extraordinary job of relatively respectfully destroying President Obama on foreign policy and by implication as well on all issues surrounding the rapidly deterioration of both American and global order.
The risk in this whole scenario is that the Narcissist in Chief, who clearly is suffering from a very serious case of Narcissist Personality Disorder (NPD), no matter how well informed of the necessity of the groundswell against him in order to be the sacrificial lamb for the elections in 2016, could become truly dangerously deranged. My bet is that he will, but not enough to be significantly more damaging than he has already been. But, a classic symptom of NPD is that they never learn from their mistakes, because deep inside they do not believe they actually made any mistakes.
I do not believe in coincidences. I also do not believe that the President of the United States acts alone or really is even remotely as in charge of the direction of the significant policies taken by this country as the media and current mythology guides the American people to believe. Rarely, very rarely is anything that spews forth from our government, and from almost all national governments, is as it seems. There is a huge fiction being created by the spin-masters and illusionists surrounding all things Obama. The message has shifted radically from the cotton candy haze that the machinery produced to get this total unknown and inexperienced man elected twice as President of the United States, but it is still the same damn machinery.
It just does not smell right to me. It is from such times that dictators arise. The more Obama becomes the weak and incompetent one, the more the American people demand a resurgent military overseas and a willingness to do whatever is asked of them to stabilize, if not rebuild, the fortunes of the American Empire the more dangerous our nations future becomes.
The president of Turkey has urged for ground troops to be deployed in Kobane as the key Syrian border town teeters on the verge of falling under the control of the Islamic State and of Iraq and the Levant (Isil).
The town has been under assault by Isil jihadists for more than three weeks and has become a focal point for the West’s air strikes against the terrorist organisation.
The fall of Kobane to Isil would mark a major victory for the jihadists, who are fighting for a long stretch of the border with Turkey for their self-proclaimed “Islamic caliphate”.
At least 412 people, more than half of them jihadists, have been killed in and around Kobane since mid-September, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitoring group.
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that a ground operation is needed to defeat the militants, fuelling concerns that US-led air strikes are doing little to halt Isil’s advances.