Sunday, May 10, 2015

Gulf Cooperation Council Does Not Trust Obama

The Gulf Cooperation Council, composed of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman, formed to counter Iran's influence in the Middle East, does not trust Socialist Emperor Pinocchio Veto Obama.  And, why should they.   Obama leads from behind and draws red lines in the sand that are not real.  Obama is finalizing a nuclear deal with Iran, which will actually lead to Iran having nuclear weapons and the missiles to deliver them.  These Gulf nations along with Jordan and Egypt see Iran financing Terrorism throughout the world that is a real threat to their nations.   They all see a naive and inexperienced President Obama who is clueless and a Middle East that is on fire.   As such, in their meeting with Obama at Camp David, members of the Gulf Cooperation Council are demanding a formal commitment in writing, rather than just a "Gentlemen's Agreement" to provide for mutual defense. 

They all know that Obama's word is worth nothing.   These countries are genuinely threatened by Iran as they should be.  So, they not only want sophisticated weapons to defend their nations including aircraft, radar, missile defense etc., they want the United States to actively coordinate all their efforts collectively.  What the Gulf Cooperation Council is looking for is a NATO of the Middle East and in a weird sort of way, it could include Israel, also threatened by Iran.  Obama should jump at the opportunity to put all of this together; but don't count on it.  Obama manages weakly from crisis to crisis with no long term strategic vision.  This is the reason the world is such a mess and US National Security has never been more threatened. 

China and Russia are building up their military as we are cutting US military capability around the world.  ISIS continues to extend its reach promising more Terrorism on US soil.  Iran is playing Obama for a sucker related to the nuclear deal on the table.  Obama seems oblivious to all of this.  Clearly, the Gulf Cooperation Council will have to wait for the next President to put mutual security in place.  It will not come from Pinocchio Veto Obama.   

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