Monday, June 16, 2014
Kerry Signals That Joint Military Action With Iran In Iraq Is Imminent
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry today left the door wide open on joint military action with Iran in Iraq and as much as said it's practically a done deal.
“We’re open to discussions if there is something constructive that can be contributed by Iran, if Iran is prepared to do something that is going to respect the integrity and sovereignty of Iraq and ability of the government to reform,” Kerry said.
And military cooperation?
“At this moment, I think we need to go step-by-step and see what in fact might be a reality. But I would not rule out anything that would be constructive in providing real stability, a respect for the constitution, a respect for the election process and a respect for the ability of the Iraqi people to form a government that represents all the interests of Iraq,” he said. “We are open to any constructive process here that would minimize the violence.”
Yes, Iran and the Maliki's Iran-friendly government can certainly be counted on not to go tribal again.
Kerry, in fact, is already laying the ground for a 'go' on air strikes and drone attacks that will be coordinated with Iran once the president finishes yet another golf holiday in Rancho Mirage.
Air strikes “are not the whole answer, but they may well be one of the options that are important to be able to stem the tide and stop the movement of people who are moving around in open convoys and trucks and terrorizing people,” Kerry said. “When you have people murdering, assassinating in these mass massacres, you have to stop that and you do what you need to do if you need to try to stop it from the air or otherwise.”
Of course, what Kerry isn't saying in so many words is that in order to do that, you have to coordinate those air strikes with the boots on the ground. Which means we'll be abandoning ISIS, whom the Obama Administration trained and armed to fight Syria's Basher Assad and moving over to the Shi'ite side with teammates like the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Moqtada al Sadr's Mahdi Army, and Hezbollah, all of whom have lots of American blood on their hands..and incidentally, contributing to keeping Assad in power, chemical weapons and all.
In other words, what Kerry and President Obama are preparing to do is to have the U.S. pick sides in a sectarian civil war, something I seem to recall a certain Massachusetts Democrat senator and presidential candidate having an absolute hissy fit about back when President George W. Bush did it.
There's absolutely no reason for us to do so.Iraq, a made up country, is now merely reverting to it's natural divisions, and the Sunnis and Shi'ites will fight each other to a standstill, just as Saddam Hussein and the Ayatollahs did for 8 years back in the 1980's, weakening them both. That's definitely to our benefit, especially if Iran gets heavily involved. A war by Iran right now against ISIS and the Sunnis in Iraq with only Iran's minimal air power involved could last a long time without a decisive result for either side.
And the argument that Iraq will become 'a failed state' and a base for terrorist attacks on America? If you look around the region, most of what you see is failed states,. In fact, President Obama created one himself, in Libya.Any of these states can easily become a base for terrorist activity. And speaking of terrorist threats, the last time you checked was the Obama Regime really doing anything about Iran, a major state supporter of terrorism that was complicit in 9/11 and is on the verge of developing nuclear weapons?
If we're talking security risks to America, Iran is a far bigger clear and present danger than ISIS.Yet President Obama and his team are not only pretty much ignoring their illegal nuclear weapons program, they're actually talking about helping them secure a Shiite bloc to strengthen Iran's poisonous regime.
You literally couldn't make this stuff up.