Diplomacy and International Relations Are Mostly About “Harb” (War) and “Salaam” (Peace)
Do you know how the U.S. responded to Karzai? That they would pressure him until Afghanistan made unilateral concessions to the Taliban! You know who said that? The absolutely ridiculous Secretary of “Defense” Chuck Hagel. (Guess what? He was known to be soft on Iran and nasty against Israel, which is probably why he was appointed.)
Note this is the same policy for Iran, Turkey, and Lebanon (the pro-American oppositions), and almost for Egypt (Obama-Kerry wanted to support Muslim Brotherhood government, but they backed down after the Brotherhood government was overthrown by a military coup).
These people use real bullets.
So one must understand:
- Islamists feel non-Islamists have no rights.
- All Western states are open ground for subversion and terrorism, including against moderate Muslims.
- Islamist-ruled states will not measure up to any deal with Western states, especially one with compromises.
- The weaker the Western states act, the weaker the Islamists think Westerners to be.
But we should be grateful! After all, Kerry must work hard for his undeserved fame and wealth! Surely you must remember articles about Dean Rusk, Henry Kissinger, and Zbigniew Brzezinki and how hard they worked!
Here’s who we should really be grateful to:
Shane Patton, Danny Dietz, Michael P. Murphy--three SEALs who were killed--and Marcus Luttrell--who survived--after a June 28, 2005, operation in Afghanistan to capture Ahmad Shahd of the Taliban, with whom Obama wants to be friends.
As a “reward,” and to assist with his rehabilitation, the surviving SEAL Luttrell received a yellow Labrador puppy. He named the dog ‘DASY,’ representing his name and those of the three fallen SEALs--Danny Dietz, Matthew "Axe" Axelson, Southern boy (Marcus), and Michael "Yankee" Murphy.
In April 2009, the dog was killed by four men, who Luttrell chased “through four counties” until they were apprehended by the police. “Upon arrest, the suspects verbally threatened Luttrell's life and taunted him.” In March 2012, “Alfonso Hernandez was sentenced to two years in a state jail….Michael John Edmonds was sentenced to five years’ probation and fined $1,000.”
“At the sentencing, Luttrell testified that he was ‘still pretty upset’ about the killing of DASY and that he felt both defendants should have gotten the maximum sentence.”
Now, what was Kerry rewarded with after his bragging, including anti-patriotism, like throwing his medals over a wall?
$3.2 billion, estimated to make him the 30th most wealthy person in the country, and the third richest if he were elected U.S. president.
But wait! About 30% of Kerry’s wealth came from a Republican (from his wife Teresa Heinz)! And he did nothing to earn all these riches. He was just born with a silver spoon in his mouth!
Article printed from Rubin Reports: https://pjmedia.com/barryrubin
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