“America, for all that we’ve endured; for all the grit and hard work required to come back; for all the tasks that lie ahead, know this: The shadow of crisis has passed, and the State of the Union is strong. ~ President Barak Obama, January 20, 2015
I don’t know about you, but I could not correlate most of President Obama’s State of the Union speech last night to much of any reality with which I am familiar. (Click here for the speech.) While I could list many inconsistencies—including with his description of how the economy is doing just great, I found most disconcerting his suggestion that we are much safer now . . . because of his diplomatic initiatives. And that Climate Change is our greatest threat! Really?????
The President never even mentioned al Qaeda, let alone all the Islamic “true believers” fueling terrorism around the world—many well informed authorities are very concerned that it is only a matter of time before they again attack here in America. Many experts are concerned about the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a spin-off from al Qaeda which parted ways because al Qaeda leaders reportedly thought them too radical. Perhaps he still thinks “al Qaeda is on the run . . . “
At the moment, ISIS—which President Obama called a Jayvee team when they were forming—holds a lot of territory and resources and is drawing jihadis from around the world to join their continuing efforts to establish an expanding Caliphate. Not to worry, we are executing air strikes—and training Iraqis. (But not with “boots on the ground”. . . ) Right???
Didn’t we do that already—and as I recall the Iraqis dropped their weapons and ran during the initial attacks by ISIS. ISIS of course has since been using those abandoned arms we previously provided to the Iraqis. Then, President Obama said we were going to “degrade and ultimately destroy” ISIS. Right???
Click here for the White House release of his speech and see how that fits with current events. Note that in the same September 10, 2014 speech he said that ISIS (or, as he calls them, ISIL) was not Islamic. Really????
Also in that same speech, he implied that things were under control in Yemen—the primary home of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). But didn’t AQAP claim credit for last week’s terrorist attack in Paris? You know the one that unified world leaders in a demonstration in Paris last week, to show solidarity against this global threat—notably, President Obama skipped it. Some apologists said that was because no one invited him. Really???
And, according to news reports—e.g., click here, things don’t currently seem to be under control in Yemen. Iran is apparently in the mix there as well. Yesterday, Iran announced an alliance with Russia—remember them???
Meanwhile, with every passing day while we jointly kick the can in superficial negotiations with them, Iran comes closer to having nuclear weapons to mate with its ballistic missiles to attack us—including from satellites that approach us from our undefended south. Not to mention the surrogate terrorists they might get to do the job for them by launching short-to-intermediate range missiles from vessels off our undefended coasts.
President Obama turned over efforts to stabilize Syria to Russia President Vladimir Putin—after President Obama’s empty “red line” threats were abandoned. And there are other not unconnected linkages to Putin’s mischief beyond the Middle East, e.g., Russia has taken Crimea and threatens to take the rest of Ukraine.
Mikhail Gorbachev, former Premier of the Soviet Union, recently warned that nuclear war could stem from these activities. Click here for an excellent related article by my colleague Dr. Peter Vincent Pry that elaborates facts pertinent to the nuclear weapons imbalance against us in such an event—including with “third generation nuclear weapons” that could maximize electromagnetic pulse (EMP) effects. His bottom line is worth repeating:
“[A]dvantages in the nuclear balance give Russia “escalation dominance”, which means that because Moscow can prevail over the U.S. in a nuclear conflict, Russia can commit aggression unopposed by the U.S. and its allies, and even win without war–as Moscow is winning now:
- The U.S. removed NATO missile defenses from Poland and the Czech Republic following Russian nuclear threats;
- Russia is cheating on nuclear arms control treaties without consequence;
- The U.S. retreated from making military strikes against Russia’s ally Syria, protected by a Russian fleet armed with tactical nuclear weapons;
- Russia is committing territorial aggression against its neighbors in Moldova, Georgia, and Ukraine unopposed, despite promises by the U.S. and Britain to protect Ukraine, and is even laying claim to the Arctic Ocean seabed;
- Russia is helping the nuclear and missile programs in North Korea and Iran without consequence;
- Russia regularly makes nuclear threats and conducts large-scale military exercises aimed at European NATO and the U.S. that go unanswered, even by so much as a diplomatic protest.”
Gorbachev might be right that a war in Ukraine “could all blow up at any moment….Such a war today probably would lead inevitably to nuclear war….If anyone loses their nerve in this charged atmosphere, we will not survive the next few years.”
American weakness and inept leadership is provocative—and dangerous. There are growing opportunities for miscalculations that could prove Gorbachev correct—and we could see the nuclear exchange we avoided during the Cold War.
Climate change definitely is not our greatest threat.
And I could go on, including with the alliance between Russia and China, and their ties to what I refer to as the “Cacophony of Proliferation” likely illustrated with North Korea’s cyber attack on Sony a couple of weeks ago, not to mention the cascading effects of the proliferation of nuclear weapons technology, including weapons to maximize EMP effects.
In my opinion and as I indicated in my briefing to the London Center in New York City last week, we are living through the most dangerous time of my lifetime . . . and I have been engaged in strategic systems issues for over a half-century. Click here for my briefing, a chart from which follows.
We need a clear understanding of this interconnected threat to all we hold dear. I am most concerned about the jihadi threat. As discussed in my January 12 message, I am concerned about its presence within Europe and the United States. Al Qaeda is alive and well—and so is ISIS. And we are in their crosshairs, as indicated by Great Britain’s MI5 Director Andrew Parker.
Such dangers may be manifest in individual terrorist events—or, unless we prepare better than we have so far, they may soon involve existential threats such as those identified in our past messages—and High Frontier’s top priority concerns for 2015.
In particular, a quick review of our past email messages, posted on www.highfrontier.org, will inform you of many details related to the existential manmade and natural EMP threats and how we can protect America against them. Yes, we also remain vulnerable to the EMP caused by a major solar storm that will one day surely create this threat condition—and we are not dealing with it.
Help us make 2015 a successful year to remember! And may God bless America!
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