After the British Parliament voted resoundingly to NOT help Barack Obama launch missiles into Syria to punish Bashar al-Assad, the Pentagon ordered British forces removed from the intelligence loop.
The Pentagon didn’t feel Britain was dependable enough to be “read in” on the planning phases of the operation. It’s been seen as a slap to the face of one of our oldest allies.
The main reason to disallow another nation access to Top Secret information is because you don’t trust them. You fear they may “spill the beans” and let loose certain operational secrets endangering combatant’s lives. You know what I’m talking about. It’s like when Leon Panetta, former Secretary of Defense, went into interviews and exposed Israel’s possible intent and strategies for if Iran continued working toward and acquiring nuclear weapons.
Yes; Panetta (in February of 2012) said there was a growing possibility Israel could attack Iran as early as April of 2012 to stop Tehran from building nuclear weapons. Reuters confirmed the story in 2012 and accredited the original statement through CNN. This was all said to have been brought to light at a meeting of NATO defense ministers.
Washington Post columnist David Ignatius wrote: "Very soon, the Israelis fear, the Iranians will have stored enough enriched uranium in deep underground facilities to make a weapon - and only the United States could then stop them militarily," Ignatius wrote.
The question arises: does Obama, or any of his sycophantic legion of politically self-involved military and political leaders, have any clue as to what is right and proper where it involves military secrets among people we allege to be our allies? It would seem not. The Obama administration has no idea of what it’s doing on the world stage and keeps screwing up the play because it looks for periods of time where it can insert itself so it looks better and its allies look weakest. But, at the same time it blunders about assuring countries like Russia and China appear moderate and poised.
You know you have a problem when France appears more resolute in their foreign policy decisions than the United States.
The most intriguing thing popping up from the fertile mind of a weed such as myself is this: where in Hades half-acre does Obama get the right to distrust anybody when he and his trolls (such as Panetta) show, by example, they have NO respect for the secretive nature of the intelligence other powers share with us. In a monumental case of “don’t so as I do, do as I say” Obama and his politico-military mental dwarfs have further alienated a nation whose populace has had NO great love for us since we left behind a population of Anglo-American love-children after World War II.
It’s more because of heavy handed, high and mighty attitudes of American foreign policy interests and actions that we’re held in a measured gaze by European interests than anything else. Knowing America always maintained the weapons, manpower and intestinal fortitude to back-up any specific action to ensure peace in the European and Middle-East regions influenced the perception. Jealousy was tempered with the appreciation of a powerful ally. But we always kept those nations advised of what we’d do.
Obama’s foreign policy impotence and incompetence as a world-leader have made America’s posture appear scoliotic and arthritic; we appear bent and bowed almost as deeply as Obama’s bowed before Islam in 2009. We appear irresolute.
Obama’s hypocritical treatment of the British military shows how he’s too stupid to recognize the manner in which you treat your allies today will affect the manner in which they come to your aid later. Britain’s felt slighted since George W. Bush appeared to have his hand stuffed up Tony Blair’s puppet skirts before Operation Iraqi Freedom. Brits felt Blair was Bush’s yes-man. They’ve tired of the homicidal terrorist attacks within their borders and have chosen a negative attitude toward troop involvement and asset assignment to interfere in somebody else’ civil war.
Now we’ve insulted them by doing to Britain what we did to Israel. If ignorance is bliss Obama must be euphoric.
Is there no end to Obama’s ignorance?
Thanks for listening