We posted last week on the farce of our Foreign relations which seem presently constructed of tissue paper and tears . John Kerry backed into a corner on a Sunday talk show by allowing that only a reckoning of all Syrian WMDs could forestall Righteous American assault . Russia could not have asked for more unless including the hand job . Krauthammer put it this way ......
"These are the fruits of a completely incompetent, epically incompetent, foreign policy diplomacy by Obama. Here is the President of the greatest democracy on earth being lectured, insulting really, in an American newspaper about human rights, about international law, about the protection of the elderly and children in wartime. I mean, the chutzpah of writing that by a KGB thug whose last adventure in the world was to invade Georgia, detach two of its providences and declare them independent and who for the last decade has been supplying Assad, who we are essentially calling a war criminal, with huge amounts of weaponry, including elements of poison gas. What we're seeing here is Putin so confident of himself after Obama had to acquiesce to this face-saving negotiation that he could actually engage in this. It's an index of how Obama has been played and continues to be......." .
It is a checkers player thinking Chess is so similar that no one will notice the slaughter if both are seen sitting at the table as equals . Bowling FOTS , is not the only sport where the President falls a bit short of average . In truth , he had no business playing at Foreign policy in Public . He embarrassed the whole Western world w his incompetence and utter desperation .
Krauthammer also had this to say .............." There are two issues here: chemicals and the retaining in power of Assad and of the Iran/Hezbollah/Assad/Russian axis dominating the region. The Russians clearly, immediately saw that this enabled them to achieve their two objectives. Keep Assad in power. After all, if we're going to have negotiations, we have to essentially recognize Assad. It's not that Assad has to go, he's the guy that's going to have to provide the protection for any inspectors, locate the sites, he's going to have to be in there. He's going to be a negotiating element in this. He will remain in power and the Russians are going to have their air base, the naval base, everything that they have. And for the Russians who worry about their own Muslim -- unrest in the Muslim republics like Chechnya, the idea of the jihadists in the rebellion in Syria getting hold of chemical weapons is a nightmare. So, if you remove the weapons and you keep Assad in power, the Russians have achieved everything that Russia wants. Obama's has seized on this because it's the only way he saves face. That's a high price to pay, but I assure you he will seize that. It will be his policy as of now ....."
....and so it is .
There is a fatal chess opening called the Fool's Mate . In two short moves the white pieces invite mate , and black takes it w his SECOND MOVE . Even FOTS , a slaughter usually takes 25 moves , and cautious games might stretch to 45 . Obama , strategically speaking , has rolled over and peed himself in desperation .
How Statesman like .
" I wrote it about chess & business, but it applies to Obama & Syria: If you change your strategy frequently you don't really have one."
Yea that is Erkel all right . Unending pivot , becomes spin .
Oh , I also found this at Aces'