Gates: Obama “lost faith” in Afghanistan policy

Robert Gates claims Obama was “skeptical, if not outright convinced it would fail.”

As usual. Men in Power waits till they have become powerless to tell the truth. Men like Robert Gates.
As usual. Men in power waits till they have become powerless, before they tell the truth. Men like Robert Gates.

A new book by former U.S. defense secretary Robert Gates harshly criticizes President Obama’s Afghanistan war policy, saying the president “eventually lost faith in the troop increase he ordered,” and that Obama was “skeptical, if not outright convinced it would fail.”

Excerpts of the book, Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary of War, were published late Tuesday in the New York Times and the Washington Post.

Gates, a Republican, served as defense secretary in both the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations, from 2006 to 2011. After a request from Obama that he stay on the job, he agreed to do so.

But he says he soon came into conflict with the president, the vice president and the White House national security staff over Afghanistan policy.  Gates writes that he never “doubted  Obama’s support for the troops, only his support for their mission.”

In an excerpt published in the New York Times, Gates writes that Obama questioned the abilities of his commander on the ground in Afghanistan, General David Petraeus, and expressed doubts about whether he could work with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

“As I sat there, I thought the president doesn’t trust his commander, can’t stand Karzai, doesn’t believe in his own strategy, and doesn’t consider the war to be his.”  For him it’s all about getting out,” Gates is quoted as saying.

Source: Voice of America

My comment:

First: A couple of trillion USD has been wasted.

Second: Why is it so difficult for Americans to say it loud: – Obama is a Muslim…

Obviously, it pains his heart when America “harms” Muslim nations like Afghanistan.

Obama is definitely not a man of faith in the mission of fighting Islamic terrorism. Obama rather consider Islam as a religion of peace, and a suitable spiritual partner for the American people. Obama claims he fights “extremism”. And in Obama’s world, the most extreme, are those who say Islam is a wicked and violent ideology.  If you tell the truth, you are branded as a man of “Islamofobia”.

Third: To fight a war your are planning to loose is not a smart chess play. It is in all ways a betrayal of all the victims of a war that should never have been started in the first place.

Robert Gates should have told us the truth while he was still US Secretary of Defense. So that honest people could have got Barack Hussein Obama impeached. The present commander in chief should have been removed from the White House, and allotted a prison cell, persecuted and imprisoned for high treason.  The lost war in Afghanistan, only one of the reasons for Obama’s lock up.

Written by Ivar

Al-Qaeda on Fallujah: “We have returned”

Key Iraqi city has fallen into the hands of Al-Qaeda group ISIL after days of fierce fighting.

George W. Bush declared the war in Iraq for over, on 1st of May 2003, on board USS Abraham Lincoln.
George W. Bush declared the war in Iraq for over, on 1st of May 2003, on board USS Abraham Lincoln.

The Iraqi government has lost control of Fallujah to Al-Qaeda-linked militants, a senior security official said Saturday, after days of fighting sparked by an anti-government protest camp’s removal.

Parts of the cities of Ramadi and Fallujah, west of Baghdad, have been held by militants for days, harkening back to the years after the 2003 US-led invasion when both were insurgent strongholds.

The never ending war crimes of the city of Fallujah.
The never ending war crimes of the city of Fallujah.

Fighting erupted in the Ramadi area Monday, when security forces removed the main anti-government protest camp set up after demonstrations broke out in late 2012 against what Sunni Arabs say is the marginalisation and targeting of their community.

Anger at the Shiite-led government among the Sunni minority is seen as one of the main drivers of the worst violence to hit Iraq in five years.

“Fallujah is under the control of ISIL,” a senior security official in Anbar province told AFP, referring to Al-Qaeda-linked group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

Source: The

To what shall we compare the return to al-Qaeda to the city of Fallujah?

It must be General Douglas MacArthur’s “”I came through and I shall return”” comment when he left the Philippines in March 1942.

Douglas MacArthur returned as promised to the Philippines.
General Douglas MacArthur (center) returned as promised to the Philippines.

No doubt, both the US Marines and the Islamic Jihad returned as promised.

The return of al-Quada to Fallulah is also significant, related to George W. Bush declaring the war in Iraq for won, on first of a May 2003.

Now, we have to question what kind of Pyrrhic victory this was?

The return of al-Qaeda is displaying the US war romantic’s in all its horror. In particularly since this war was started on a lie. There were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

Will the US and British war criminals W.Bush and Tony Blair ever be arrested, and brought to the War crime tribunal in the Hague?

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Ya’alon: He who seeks peace must prepare for war

Defense minister says Syrian disarmament deal proves military threat can ultimately bring about diplomatic solutions.‬‬

Israel must have superior military capability to survive. Moshe Yalon is ready.
Israel must have superior military capability to survive. Moshe Ya’alon is ready to fight wars with the enemy.

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said Monday that the US-Russian deal for Syria to destroy its chemical weapons proved that a credible threat of force could bring about diplomatic solutions.

“The latest developments, in which a diplomatic solution is emerging for Syria to be disarmed of chemical weapons, demand determined action and will be judged over time according to results,” a statement from his office quoted Ya’alon as saying in an address to Defense Ministry staff.

“But it is proof to the countries of the free world that a significant and credible military threat, as applied at the beginning of the crisis, deters dangerous rogue regimes and is able to advance a diplomatic solution to disarming countries of weapons of mass destruction.”

“In other words, he who seeks peace must prepare for war,” the minister noted.


My comment:

The purpose of wars, is not to fight a war. But to bring “peace”. The Arab wars against Israel was launched for the purpose of bringing “peace” to the Middle East.

A “peace” where the Jews had to live in submission to Islam, and not have a state of their own.

Since the Arabs have lost all the wars, the wars brought de facto peace. Since 1973 no regular Arab army have attacked Israel. Egypt and Jordan has even signed peace agreements with Zionist Israel.

Why do the Israeli Defense Minister have to prepare for war?

Because Iran do not follow conventional thinking related to wars. The Islamic republic is ready to fight an all out war, to bring back the 12th Imam. To be able to bring the savior of the World back, the Ayatollah regime is called to bring chaos and destruction.


 Psalm 120:7

I am for peace; but when I speak, they are for war.

Only if Zionist Israel is gone, the Islamic task has been completed.  The best way to delete Israel will be to trigger a nuclear bomb over Tel Aviv. Iran is ready to do the needful, and Israel must be prepared to strike first. If not, the second Holocaust will be completed.

Support Israel’s plan for self defense. Support the IDF, and Israel capability to strike first. May Jesus the Messiah bless Israel, and be her rock and protector. Amen.

Written by Ivar

Russia to send missile cruiser to the Mediterranean Sea

The composition of the Russian Navy’s group of ships in the Mediterranean Sea will be changed soon, Interfax reported. 

Russia do not disclose what kind of missiles carried by their wer cruiser "Moskva".
Russia do not disclose what kind of missiles there might be on board their war cruiser “Moskva”. This ship might be armed with nuclear firearms.

The news agency quoted source inside the Armed Forces General Staff.

A large anti-submarine ship of the Northern Fleet is expected to join it within the next few days. The Black Sea Fleet’s missile carrying cruiser Moskva, which is now wrapping up its mission in the North Atlantic, will join it a little later, the source said.

In autumn, the Pacific Fleet’s missile-carrying cruiser Varyag is expected to replace the large anti-submarine ship Vice Admiral Panteleyev. The Russian Navy is not planning to expand its permanent force in the Mediterranean, a Navy spokesman told Interfax on August 27.

Source: Russian TV.

My comment:

I have never been particularly interested in Russian naval deployments. But today, this is suddenly an interesting topic.

Russia already has a naval base in Syria. This nation is considered a part of the Russian hemisphere of interest, a nation that has been branded by the USA as a part of the “axis of evil’.

Last time Putin and Obama meet, the Russian President had the following clear cut message to Obama: “Back off”.

If the USA launch a missile attack on Syria, it will be considered as interference in Russian foreign interest. If Russian property in Syria is damaged, or Russians loose their life by American firepower, we might be at the foot of a serious international crisis.

Putin has already signalized that Obama is a troublemaker, not to be trusted. And even worse. Obama support radical Islamic terrorists, who cuts out the hearts of the infidels, and eat it.

Obama is surely leading American down the path to destruction, supporting some of the worst barbarians seen since Nazi-Germany.

We all regrets the massive killings of Muslims by Muslims, and the horrible use of nerve gas in Damascus. Also the small Christian minority in Syria are being targeted by the forces of evil. Violence and mass murders are not the solution. Such evils have always triggered an angry response from the living God.

 Genesis 6:5
The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time.

There will be wars and multiple rumors of wars at the and of the age, just before Jesus the Messiah returns. I guess what takes place in the present “Syrian crisis” is an excellent example.

There is no other solution that can bring true peace, than the return of the Messiah.  But you can have peace today, if you surrender to Him today.

Written by Ivar

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