Monday, August 12, 2013

Abandoning the Middle East

map of the U.S. embassies and consulates throughout the Middle East and Northern Africa tells you everything need to know about Barack Obama’s failed foreign policy. It is worth noting that Britain and France also choose to close many of their diplomatic posts. The West, which has had a long history of coveting and controlling elements of the Middle East and the African continent, is in retreat.

It is historic and it speaks to the shrinking of their power to intervene and influence
 events in this vast region of the world. It is also so dangerous that contemplating the outcome is frightening.
Despite President Obama’s belief that “all wars have to come to an end”, the reality is that we are locked into a long war with the forces of Islamism, the most dangerous threat to civilization the world has seen since the last century.

As we have learned, al Qaeda is not “on the run” even if bin Laden is dead. His close associate, Ayman al-Zawahiri, formerly associated with the Muslim Brotherhood, is very much alive and there appears to be an entire new generation of Muslims who have taken up the flag to wage war on the West and to conquer Middle Eastern nations run by a variety of despots and monarchs.

These wars have been going on for a long time. They date back to the establishment of al Qaeda in the 1980s and the Muslim Brotherhood in 1928. I suspect the closing of U.S. embassies as Ramadan ends is going to become a standard precaution in the years ahead.

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