American Elephants

Repudiated, Isolated, Stymied and Ineffective by The Elephant's Child

457521824-e1413804840696-550x309Some things we’re all used to. For example, Obama is never, ever to blame for anything. We’ve had constant examples for six years, and we’re still waiting for him to say “I was wrong about that.”

New reports say the two “vetted moderate” Syrian rebel groups: Harakat Hazm and the Syrian Revolutionaries Front (SRF) have surrendered to Jabhat al-Nusra, Al-Qaeda’s official affiliate in Syria. Oh well, seemed like a good idea at the time. We’ve been giving them heavy weapons from the US coalition including GRAD rockets and TOW anti-tank weapons. On Saturday night they surrendered military bases and weapons supplies. If that wasn’t bad enough, there are reports that ISIS has joined with Jabhat al-Nusra.

Obama has been testing his excuse for a while. The troubles in the Middle East are “generational” and Obama’s successor will have to deal with it.

Garry Kasparov, the former world chess champion, who is now a full-time pro-democracy activist is appalled at the West’s lack of resolve to defend its interests and values. He is very active on Twitter, where he explained the Obama Doctrine:

Judge Jeanine Pirro States the Obvious, Clearly and Succinctly by The Elephant's Child

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