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9/11 and Benghazi: Lessons learned for Syria?

CORRECTION Sept 11 Tribute in LightRANCHO SANTA FE, Ca., September 11, 2013 — Twelve years after the attack on the Twin Towers and one year after the attack on Benghazi, we sit on the precipice of a vital political decision. A decision that, if made in error, could fuel the same type of extremist hatred that led to those murderous attacks that we remember today.

It would seem judicious to examine the trajectory we are on with respect to Syria.

September 11, 2001 was a wake-up call for our Nation. Until that time, we had never suffered a foreign terrorist attack of any comparable scale. We were living in a utopic world in which we only read about terrorist events happening elsewhere and never expected them to occur here … Read more

Syria is only a symptom of a failed foreign policy

Barack ObamaRANCHO SANTA FE, Ca., September 3, 2013 – In the absence of a coherent foreign policy, we can only speculate as to what direction President Obama will take in response to an international crisis. The phrase “politically opportunistic” appears to define the Administration’s core strategy, while the three words “ineffective, inefficient and inconsistent” seem to describe its performance. Syria is only the most recent symptom.

To establish some context: The Syrian civil war began on March 15, 2011, with protests that soon became violent. Libya was already deeply embroiled in its own rebellion. Several thousand people had already been killed in that country before it became obvious that Muammar al-Gaddafi’s regime was destined to fall … Read more

 

Obama & Power-less UN Security Council study Syria

Syria MontageRANCHO SANTA FE, Ca., August 27, 2013 — President Obama has spoken forcefully on numerous occasions about the United States’ unique role when it comes to responding to international violations of human rights. His recently appointed Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, has written multiple books about the issue. Yet, in the absence of a coherent foreign policy, how will our nation respond to the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian civil war?

On March 28, 2011, President Obama delivered a speech at the National Defense University about the Libyan crisis that had hints of what has since transpired in Syria. Obama said … Read more

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