Below, are critical insights from an incredibly reputable journalist, … which the American public needs to know!
“ …the Obama administration is behaving as if it is interested in provoking a war between Israel and Syria. The concerns are rooted in a profound distrust of US intentions, unprecedented in the fifty year history of US-Israeli strategic relations.” Caroline Glick
It is important to note that despite the moral depravity of the regime’s use of chemical weapons, none of America’s vital interests are impacted by their use within Syria. Obama’s pledge last year to view the use of chemical weapons as a tripwire that would automatically cause the US to intervene militarily in the war in Syria was made without relation to any specific US interest.
The interests now on the line are America’s deterrent power and strategic credibility. If Obama responds in a credible way to Syria’s use of chemical weapons, those interests will be advanced. If he does not, US deterrent power will become a laughing stock and US credibility will be destroyed.
Unfortunately, the US doesn’t have many options for responding to Assad’s use of chemical weapons. If it targets the regime in a serious way, Assad could fall, and al Qaida would then win the war. Conversely, if the US strike is sufficient to cause strategic harm to the regime’s survivability, Iran could order the Syrians or Hezbollah or Hamas, or all of them to attack Israel. Such an attack would raise the prospect of regional war significantly.
Administration leaks of the US target bank gave the Syrians ample time to move their personnel and equipment.
And this brings us to the third vital US interest threatened by the war in Syria — preventing Iran, al Qaida or Russia from scoring a victory. Whereas the war going on in Syria pits jihadists against jihadists, the war that concerns the US and its allies is the war the jihadists wage against everyone else. And Iran is the epicenter of that war.
Speaking Sunday of the chemical strike in Syria, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu warned, “Syria has become Iran’s testing ground….Iran is watching and it wants to see what would be the reaction on the use of chemical weapons.”
Iran achieved a strategic achievement by exposing the US as a paper tiger in Syria. With this accomplishment in hand, the Iranians will feel free to call Obama’s bluff on their nuclear weapons project. Obama’s “shot across the bow” response to Syria’s use of chemical weapons in a mass casualty attack signaled the Iranians that the US will not stop them from developing and deploying a nuclear arsenal.
The target audience for US airstrikes in Syria is the disengaged, uninformed American public.
The above article was published as: “Bluster, bluff and backstabbing: Obama’s bread and circuses” is by Caroline B. Glick