Dithering and Slithering
However, it also seems worth noting that the eventual timing of the mission may have made for a nice July 4th weekend announcement for Obama had the mission succeeded. Instead, Obama played golf on July 5th, as well as an additional six times in the month he is said to have spent agonizing over his decision, the delay of which may have cost journalist Foley his life.
Anthony Shaffer, a former lieutenant-colonel in US military intelligence who worked on covert operations, said: “I’m told it was almost a 30-day delay from when they said they wanted to go to when he finally gave the green light. They were ready to go in June to grab the guy [Foley] and they weren’t permitted.”
BO’s “image” is getting pretty small as he “frets” and gives innocuous speeches. I am cynical enough to believe the whole Ferguson debacle was inflamed to get attention off his abject failure in the ME and other dire circumstances, like the US southern border. Why else have Sharpton be his “eyes and ears” in that small city? They wanted to get attention away from the constant failures of the Litebringer, IRS, Fast and Furious, illegal aliens, Common Core, eraseable red lines, and the disturbing economic policies.
The Syrian coalition is also putting the blame for Foley’s death on BO. US to blame by Obama ignoring his own red lines.
The United States bears much of the responsibility for this horrible crime when it did not react to the Assad regime’s repeated crossing of the red lines it had drawn and warned against crossing. Therefore it is now imperative for of us to realize that the silence towards the wholesale killings and state terrorism committed anywhere in the world which has produced ISIS and other extremist groups is a real indicator of the expansion of extremism not only to the rest of the region but the entire world. From the very beginning we have many times warned the international community that Assad seeks to carry out its threat and set the region ablaze in case popular uprising against his rule.
…..and so he has.