Pentagon fed up with Obama, who does not look like Eisenhower
Pentagon fed up with Obama, who does not look like Eisenhower
15/11/2014 (0:01 pm)
Karl von Clausewitz, the famous Prussian military thinker known for saying adage “War is the continuation of state policy by other means”, but what happened to the Iraq war, the third “Operation radical solution” in the absence of a coherent policy? The writer says Peter Van Buren, “Now we know what happened. In the beginning of the war mockingly wondered what is probably wrong? But with the entry of the fourth month, the American mission has become the answer to this question is obvious, and perhaps should be asking what is probably the right thing?”.
Knowing right from wrong
The last American war launched as a humanitarian mission, and was the initial target of the bombing is to save Yazidis – who was not a lot of Americans have heard about them then – from genocide at the hands of the organization “Daash”, but during the weeks turned into a large-scale bombing against a campaign “Daash” in Iraq and Syria through a “coalition of the willing” of countries using the US military on the ground in 1600.
It is really difficult, but perhaps good news is that the gangs (Daash) did not dominate yet on what the rest of Iraq and Syria, and did not get lost Baghdad despite the fact that these possibilities are not included, even without the intervention of the United States, and perhaps there was a “victory” and the only one waving in horizon, although the result is still not clear, it might “win” in Washington Kobanî Kurdish city besieged by Daash, but even if that happens, it will not achieve significant tangible goal.
In all cases, the city is almost turned into ruins amid shelling and fighting, and here comes to mind is what one American officers on the bombing of the city (Ben Tre) during the Vietnam War, “it became necessary to destroy them in order to save them.”
And fled more than 200 thousand refugees from the city Kobanî with certainty their inability to return to it, at the time make it difficult for the United States, referring to the number of deaths as a result of air strikes Daash there.
According to the human rights group in the United Kingdom, the number of dead Daash is exactly 464, a questionable number in it except that it does not matter, and also suggests history, the number of dead in this kind of warfare refers to the lack of number, yet that was the good news , and remained to know the bad news.
Where the Coalition?
According to the list of the US State Department post 60 countries in the international coalition behind the US efforts against “Daash”, and that many of these countries (including Somalia, Iceland, Croatia and Taiwan) did not hear about it outside the meeting rooms, as there is no evidence that the aircraft “allies” America Arabs, such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE are still FLYING which states as long as funded Syria rebels extremists including Daash, and Tbloa for their participation in the air strikes as a victory, and in the absence of the few countries that often appear in the American geopolitical concerts (Canada, Britain, Australia and most recently France), has This international anarchy quickly turned to chaos and Washington alone.
Worse, however, is that it seems that countries like Turkey – which it was possible to have an important role in defeating Daash- not move a finger, despite the way in which it dealt with the new Middle East war in the United States, they look for most of the world again as a case of American unilateralism which plays on the novel of Islamic radicalism.
A political solution to the war in Iraq represented the government of Iraqi “comprehensive” receive much praise and is trying to unite the Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds – did not take a lot of time to fade; it has increased the influence of the militias which have been invited to defend the capital, and that some of these militias took advantage of the situation as a pretext to intensify its violations against Sunnis, who denounced them as supporters of Daash- as happened in the second Iraq war, where much of the year that they were killed on the base.
Moreover, the Iraqi army refuses to stop the shelling and air strikes on civilian areas despite the Sunni prime minister promised to stop them. An example of this rock cliff Sunni area that had been emptied of its population (80 thousand people) and the settlement of its buildings to the land by air strikes and artillery shelling.
At the same time, Washington is still sticking throated prankster who returns to the Iraq war II – claim that the Anbar Awakening was useful on the earth-and became such a basic fact of American politics, after Ohmt Washington itself ratification of this myth, she hopes today to re-establish the Anbar Awakening in time pursuing the Daash. Of course it was patching a reason for the failure that followed.
In order to convince ourselves that the usefulness of this, we have to ignore the nature of the government in Baghdad, and believe that the year may have forgotten that the United States is neglected in the first time, despite the fact that the US State Department is aware that the year will not be fooled twice, they now play on the idea of the establishment of a new military force – Units of the Sunni National Guard.
In all cases, these units will not be more than a Sunni militias will not be incorporated in any case the Iraqi army, but will remain in the Sunni areas under the command of local leaders, and here lies the wrong side of another aspect of the strategy of the United States.
Divergent factions stand
Iraqi forces are primarily aligned against Daash, including the Iraqi army and Shiite militias and militias, Sunni tribes and the Peshmerga Kurdish Iranians, and often there is no connection between these factions never, at best, be a liaison spotty, since both of them has its own objectives, which are inconsistent with the objectives of the factions the other, however, they represent a coherent comparison with a mixture of fighters in Syria who are willing to kill each other in order to attack the Assad regime or Daash.
Washington generally behave as if they can coordinate these conflicting groups Kohjar chess, but President Obama is not Eisenhower, who face the British in the zero hour of the attack Normandy, to a certain goal and Canadians to another goal and connected in the end the French resistance on the way to the liberation of Paris.
Panting strategic alliances diverse United States in Iraq, Syria and the rest of the world calls for a decision on one of these options; either the withdrawal of the United States back from Iraq, or cede the western parts of Iraq to Daash, or pushing a lot of troops on the ground.
Daash tactical retreat style
Unlike the United States, the organization Daash has a strategy in a coherent and hand the initiative, and over time was able to militants regulation caught areas and managed successfully, and when they air force that can not be addressed – as happened in Mosul Dam – they fall back classic style and re-routing, this group is campaigning bloody and brutal, killing opponents and Shiites who captures the year, and paid suicide bombers into the heart of Baghdad, for the first time hit the heavily fortified Green Zone in the capital in order to necrosis morale.
Still the main resources to finance Daash – from oil smuggling and money ransom – secured to a reasonable extent, although the campaign of US bombing and the decline in world oil prices has reduced much of the oil revenues, and the organization continues to recruit supporters dramatically and effectively within the Middle East and beyond, and that Any US attack on Daash any escalatory action and any statement about terrorist threats, enhances the legitimacy of this organization with the hard-line audience.
In Syria, things are going to also be the worst, Fdaash advantage of the power vacuum caused by the regime’s attempt to suppress the Sunni uprising moderate, and recently captured al Qaeda fighters strongholds president of northern Syria was controlled by the US-backed rebel groups, and also in Iraq has stabilized seized American arms However, extremists, and again hopes were not misplaced when the Americans believed that the Syrian factions will provide a great help for the foreseeable future in the battle against Daash.
While the US strategy is absent on the battlefield, but it is present and active in the Pentagon.
A report for “The Daily Beast” that senior Pentagon officers are fed up with the short Balgam developed by the White House for them, the report “senior officers criticizing the decision of war supervised by Susan Rice, the resolutions of the process, the national security adviser,” and finds it “a kind of insanity and hallucinations.” and Chuck Hagel sent, and the Minister of Defense, a memorandum was quickly leaked to the Rice warns that President Obama’s strategy toward Syria began collapsing too grainy thanks to the nature of the opposition to the lion and it does not include an end to this game.
At the same time supporters of the military thought began to talk about Obama’s quagmire, as Gen. Martin Dempsey made, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Ptsrihan detect where dissatisfaction with the White House policy; In the month of September, said that he will take 12-15 thousand fighters of ground troops to hunt down Daash, In last month suggested that US ground forces may be needed in the future to fight Daash, and these Altbarhan strongly contradict Obama’s insistence on not involve combat ground troops in this war.
In a direct challenge another to plan the establishment of units of the Sunni National Guard, put Dempsey special conditions where it was stated that the training of the clans and advise them will not begin until the Iraqi government agrees to arming these units themselves, which is unlikely, and at the same time and despite the primacy of the White House in strength training Syria’s new moderate-sized 5 thousand fighters, Vlhadd now senior military commanders did not nominate an officer checking and screening process that is supposed to head to exclude non-moderate them.
On the whole, the quasi-rebellious military situation brings to mind the MacArthur refused to comply with the political will of President Harry Truman during the Korean War, but at the same time the Pentagon is counting on Susan Rice is close to President Obama.
The Pentagon has revealed his papers and it was clear enough that the White House offends management of the war, and his message was more pronounced in the process of radical solution earned by failure due to the refusal to send ground troops and “when it gets so do not received the blame on us because we warned you.”
We will not be a peg for failure
After the US military out of the Vietnam War began to Washington, looking for those who blame him, but according to the school’s historic thinking inside the Pentagon, the Army succeeded in performing what asked him in Vietnam, but the lack of a global strategy and a weak political leaders manage to make it seem as if the army has failed , this has turned into a basic thought of the Pentagon and reflected in the Powell Doctrine and Oenbergr.
This thought needs to politicians make informed decisions about where and when and why the army needed to fight, and when the choice of fighting them, then allow the army to go the whole and with great power to win and return to the homeland, this idea has succeeded resounding success and reached its peak in the first Iraq war – Operation Desert Storm, the belief politicians President George W. Bush down, that this “victory” has wiped out what happened in Vietnam, but they found a disaster for the subsequent spread of Bush’s wars (father and son) – 43 war – to Obama’s air strikes today, and can be an army that senses the next failure that hangs over Washington Kjaw gorge.
At home or abroad, the presence of wild or forces its absence, whatever mistakes and follies, those who run the Pentagon and the US military are mobilizing strategic campaigns to win the battle and at least one, but if they collapsed, Iraq’s third war – and this is unlikely – the Pentagon will not be a peg on which to hang those mistakes.
for: Trotdak news site