Saturday, October 20, 2012

October Surprise Still Possible


Drone strikes on some … but not all … of the known Islamist leaders and supporters of the attack on the consulate in Libya that killed a U.S. ambassador … a phony deal with nuclear arming, missile mad Iran … at least one October surprise could still be forthcoming from an administration that has overtly aligned the United States with rightwing political Islam (also known as Islamism, or radical Islam).

To this day, the administration isn't really opposed to the Iranian regime, favoring reform rather than revolution, a mellowing of the monstrous mullahocracy instead of its utter destruction. President Obama entered the White House determined to appease and engage (collaborate with) Tehran's turbaned tyranny. He hoped (hope and change!) to strike a Grand Bargain with Iran in order to pacify Pakistan and Afghanistan. But the atomic ayatollah and his maniac-in-chief, the Holocaust denying (but Hitler admiring) Mahmoud Ahmadinejad rebuffed Obama; so he turned to Turkey, a full NATO member in the grip of an Islamist party bent on reviving the Ottoman Empire, as a counter to Iran's imperialist push.

He turned to Turkey's Sunni Islamist imperialists as opposed to Iran's Shiite Islamist imperialists ,,, and to Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, which Obama emboldened to overthrow the peace preserving, pro-American Mubarak government … and to all kinds of Islamists … in Libya and Syria … in the belief that it is possible to harness the energy of the Islamist wave, which he and his advisers regard as both unstoppable and somehow progressive, without being drowned by it.