There are numerous foreign policy disasters that have come out of the Obama-Clinton years of diplomacy. As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s weakness showed in her infamous 2009 “reset” meeting with Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov. Which has now fallen apart as Russia scraps its nuclear disarmament deal with the U.S, citing Washington’s “unfriendly actions”. Policies of weakness can be the trigger for a disastrous war.
The Obama’s administration are following policies toward Russia, belligerent polices. Two policies on cyberspace and Syria are based on mendacity.
The constant claim Russia hacked the emails that were released by Wikileaks. It is only a belief as the Obama administration has no proof that the Russians hacked the email accounts.
The Democrats when caught in their criminal activities scream, Russians did it! Then VP Biden threatens Russia with cyber attacks, which Russia was concerned about.
The Kremlin on Saturday slammed Washington for its “unprecedented” threats against Moscow over an alleged series of cyber attacks and vowed to respond. AFP
330 Marines will deploy in Norway.
The Norwegian government has confirmed reports that the United States will deploy over 300 troops in Norway, in a move set to upset neighbouring Russia.
The 330 Marines, to be stationed on rotation around 1,000 kilometres from the Russian border, will be engaged in training and manoeuvres in almost Arctic conditions, the Norwegian defence ministry said.
The announcement comes against a backdrop of increasing tensions between Russia and the West over Ukraine and the conflict in Syria, although Norway itself enjoys good relations with its giant neighbour.
The US already has vast amounts of military equipment positioned in Nato ally Norway — notably in tunnels dug into mountains — but no troops. TheLocalNo
U.S. policy in Syria
In Syria, you have the Obama administration poking Russia. Is Barack Obama actually trying to start a world war with Russia?
Obama and his foreign policy team met Oct. 14th to weigh Syria military options. The military option would be an act of war!
Some top officials argue the United States must act more forcefully in Syria or risk losing what influence it still has over moderate rebels and its Arab, Kurdish and Turkish allies in the fight against Islamic State, the officials told Reuters.
In June, 51 State Department diplomats. urged bombing strikes against Assad.
Last September, Pentagon officials called for a ‘no-fly’ zone in Syria; it would only apply to Russian and Syrian aircraft. Hillary Clinton has also advocated the creation of a no-fly zone. Russia has also deployed numerous S-300 and S-400 air defense systems in Syria.
Gen. Joseph Dunford testified before Congress: “Right now, Senator, for us to control all of the airspace in Syria it would require us to go to war, against Syria and Russia,” said Dunford. “That’s a pretty fundamental decision that certainly I’m not going to make.”
Army Chief Issues Stark Warning, which he would not have done without administration approval.
Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley: “I want to be clear to those who wish to do us harm … the United States military — despite all of our challenges, despite our [operational] tempo, despite everything we have been doing — we will stop you and we will beat you harder than you have ever been beaten before. Make no mistake about that.” Miltary
A bit overly optimistic, considering the difficulties the U.S. is having in defeating ISIS.
In June, U.S. and Russian jets clashed over Syria.
U.S. and Russian fighter jets bloodlessly tangled in the air over Syria on June 16 as the American pilots tried and failed to stop the Russians from bombing U.S.-backed rebels in southern Syria near the border with Jordan. DailyBeast
Arming the wrong groups
In 2015, Obama airdropped 50 tons of ammunition into areas that “moderate rebels” in Syria supposedly control? This is essentially the equivalent of poking the Russians directly in the eyes. CharismaNews
Millions of dollars was spent training militant fighters in Syria who then became ISIS fighters.
It seems that almost everything the Obama administration has done in Syria is to increase and expand the terrorist groups. One result is the increased terrorist attacks in Europe. The strategy of Obama seems to be to protect its ISIS proxy army and not to defeat ISIS. Protecting ISIS a reason for some of the pokes at Russia?