It was shortly after the world had realized that Obama was not going to back up his statement of the fact that if Syria would use chemical weapons against their own people he would draw a red line.
“But if the Assad regime were to use its weapons stockpiles, or alternatively, move it around, Obama suggested military action could be on the table.”
Obama said “We have been very clear to the Assad regime, but also to other players on the ground, that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized,” the president said. “That would change my calculus. That would change my equation.”
The rest is history of course. President Assad of Syria was proven to have used chemical weapons on his people again and Obama instead of fulfilling his promise of drawing the red line he would tell the American people and the world that the United States will no longer be the global policeman. What that statement did was give the bad actors in the world such as the ISIS, Iran, Russia, North Korea a feeling of opportunity such as the Middle East had not seen since President Nixon and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger via Egypt threw out Russia from the Middle East in 1973.
There was a second chance for Obama to exert U.S. leadership and that was when very recently Russia asked Obama to go in together to wipe out the ISIS. Obama used the excuse that he would not team up with Russia so long as Russia was backing up president Assad of Syria. I personally feel that Obama should have teamed up with Putin of Russia and destroy the ISIS considering that terrorist organization is the biggest threat in the world. When the United States teamed up with Russia in World War II the U.S. knew that Russia had other ambitions but the rational was to destroy Germany and work on other possible conflicts as they came along.
To summarize, Obama has given away the Middle East to Russia that for the last 40 years U.S. presidents have worked in harmony to keep them out. Our first opportunity of regaining back our leadership and respect was when the ISIS first beheaded two of out citizens, Obama instead of commencing bombings should have had a full scale attack on the ISIS. There have been thousands of airstrikes against the ISIS by American fighter jets and that has not stopped the ISIS. Secondly we should have teamed up with Putin of Russia and destroy the ISIS when Obama was asked as such by Putin. Two lost opportunities. What will be the end result of Obama’s inaction’s is first of all we have lost the Middle East to our enemies and the worst thing that is inevitable is the fact with the ISIS being allowed to survive. We The People will eventually be attacked on our mainland by the ISIS. This, all thanks to Obama who doesn’t have a clear vision, or maybe he does and always has had, and that is bring the United States in parity to the rest of the world and that my friends is impeachable and treasonous. You do not take your country from a level of supremacy to a level of weakness. We The people should not stand for this because we will pay the cost.