OBAMA IS IN A PICKLE. THE REASONS WHY THE U.S. IS SUDDENLY IN FAVOR OF TALKS WITH PRESIDENT ASSAD.
For those of you who never played baseball, America’s sport, a pickle is when a runner is trapped between bases and infielders harry him by tossing the ball to-and-fro in order to tag him out. As a matter of practice, the runner who is trapped gets called out when the baseball, held by an opposing player, touches him . Only remarkable cunning, great speed and the ability to “geek” an infielder can get you back to base safely.
Think of the player in the foreground as Russia and the teammate at the top, as Iran. The runner in white is Barack Obama with Dr. Assad as the second base umpire. Doesn’t look good for Obama.
What an astounding change of direction! John Kerry now threatening Dr. Assad with unspecified new punishments if he does not attend the next Geneva 2 Conference to negotiate with his exiled opponents. His insistence on Syria’s participation is puzzling since the U.S. withdrew its ambassador last year after he, Robert Ford, made a nuisance of himself at best, and a veritable goldmine of Intel about Syria’s internal enemies at worst. The U.S. and its allies pretended to care much about the “democracy-loving” activists who were supposedly demanding change in Syria after 40 years of Assad family rule. Yawn. Oh, there were the usual scenes of stark horror at stories of arrests. Things became even more fretful when Dr. Assad would pooh-pooh all the talk about his resignation with the self-assured hauteur typical of prima donna medical doctors. Why it was Ben Casey redux.
But things did not go well for the Americans and their seemingly rudderless policy. You see, as we wrote in SyrPer before, the United States is undergoing changes in its foreign policy outlook. We are now in the age of the “Obama Doctrine” which entails fighting wars through allies or proxies. No more American boots on the ground. Just American drones, surveillance, logistics and air support. That’s it.
So the British, French, Turks, Saudis, Qataris and some marginally important nations all ganged up on Dr. Assad in order to overthrow him and break the Fatimid Necklace being formed from Iran all the way to South Lebanon. There really was never any interest in democracy. Nobody actually cared about the miserable, obscenely obsequious, sycophantically slimy internal opposition. It was just a way to further degrade Iran’s influence to both appease the bigots of Arabia and to stunt the nation’s nuclear program.
But, again, things just did not go well for the NATO allies, including Turkey or the Arabians, Saudi and Qatari. Did not go well at all.
American diplomats pretend that Qatar, which has funded most of the terrorist Islamist rodents from Libya, Tunisia, Iraq, Chechenya, Pakistan and the like, is “curiously independent” and unwilling to listen to reason. Qatar, a tiny sore thumb that sticks out into the Persian Gulf, cannot survive without the naked American military American presence inside the bases around Doha, the capital. But the Qataris are “independent-minded”. “We just can’t get them to stop sending those Salafists to Syria”, or something like that.
As it all turned out, SyrPer learned that not only was the U.S. completely on board with Qatar’s mindless quest for the perfect zombie terrorist, but that the British terrorist enablers in Turkey actually considered the Jabhat Al-Nusra/Al-Qaeda terrorists to be the very best. British handlers sent these mostly foreign rubes willy-nilly into combat without regard for what these savages would do to the native population. But of course, that’s the British way.
With the proliferation of foreign Salafists inside Syria getting training and experience, Obama began to figure out something that would have come quickly to almost anyone with a strategic mind: what happens when they come back to somewhere? Hmmm. Well, it’s not a good scenario. Even worse, American allies like Jordan and Turkey, will have to face the same monsters Qatar and Saudi Arabia sent to Syria. Today, Austria is the most vocal of the EU nations in opposition to arming these terrorist killers. Belgium also has weighed in and warned about its own Islamist murderers coming back after having honed and perfected their murderous skills in Syria.
But now the pickle. Britain and France are taking failure very hard. Turkey’s Erdoghan, a dyed-in-the-wool Muslim Brotherhood extremist and closet sociopath, is even more upset after having promised Prince Porky of Qatar that he would engineer Dr. Assad’s demise. It is said that Saudi Arabia’s promises to invest in Turkey’s future leadership was dependent upon those promises too. All fall down.
Nothing seems to be going Obama’s way. The Syrian situation is beginning to look more and more like what John Esquire just told me over the telephone: Obama’s Bay of Pigs. The U.S. facilitates the arrival of terrorists inside Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Occupied Palestine; the U.S. facilitates arms transfers through its proxies; the U.S. facilitates assassination plots against Syria’s high command; but, in the final analysis, comes up with nothing but the “Mother of Future Headaches” in the form of the burgeoning ranks of international Jihadists killers. So the U.S. does a Kennedy. Leaves the terrorist bunglers in the lurch.
Erdoghan and Hamad, seen here, ca. July 2001, after signing their historic “Adolescent Boys Exchange Program”. Erdoghan just promised to “overthrow that Alawi sonofabitch Assad”.
So what is Obama to do to get out of this pickle? We think he’s decided that all the efforts to overthrow Dr. Assad have resulted in his encirclement by Russia and Iran. With no domestic support for his policy in Syria, as surreptitious, insidious and proxied as it is; with Iran not backing down on its nuclear program; with Russia further strengthening its fleet in the Mediterranean at Tartous; with Russia quickly providing Syria with more S-300 anti-aircraft weapons to stymie Obama’s Zionist allies; with British and French tactics going nowhere; with the FSA losing all valuable positions around Damascus, Homs, Idlib, Der’ah and Aleppo; with Al-Qaeda fanatics eating the hearts out of corpses in front of video cameras; with Turkey exploding; and….and…..and…..Well! Maybe it’s just time to have a sit-down with Assad to see if the U.S. can finagle a concession from the good doctor.
We at SyrPer believe that Obama knows he has lost and that he has gone into damage control mode. If, for example, American diplomatic efforts can get President Assad to, at least, agree to a “transitional government”, it would be a “special-effects” victory for American efforts in the region. Although, it is obvious that Dr. Assad will insist on running for the presidency, his victory, virtually assured, will be wrought from the same democratic process the U.S. claims the insurgency first aimed to establish in March 2011. It’s better than nothing.
The only other possibility is that Obama will allow himself to be tagged out in the pickle – his only gambit then being the assassination of our president. Dr. Assad, be very careful. ZAF
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