This post is from my friend Frank Dowd and it is dead on!
Leaving domestic affairs alone for the moment, think about the following six international issues/crises. In all of these, “bad guys” are taking advantage of the weakness or vacuum the U.S. has left in international affairs. And no other Country can or will fill that vacuum. Eventually I worry that our continued weak posture will lead to more American blood being shed abroad or here in the homeland. Think of how the 'bad guys' took advantage of Jimmy Carter but backed off when Reagan became President. The Iran hostage crisis is a prime example ; the hostages were finally released when Reagan was inaugarated.
1. ISIS in Syria and Iraq
we must remember that their stated goal is to “fly the ISIS flag over the White House.” They want to destroy America and we will have to eventually fight them there or here, last night was a start but way too late……
(It’s clear that the current Administration is “sideways” with Israel and no longer “has their back.”)
3. Iran and the bomb
(Does anyone doubt Iran will be allowed by the U.S. and weak Int’l community to develop nuclear bombs and will then attempt to use them against Israel and the West?)
4. Russia in Crimea, Ukraine and beyond
(Does anyone doubt Putin will eventually take all of Ukraine and then try to reestablish as much of the old USSR as he can before Europe and the U.S. stop him?)
5. China threatening many of its neighbors
(Does anyone doubt there will be a flashpoint and then a minor or major conflict in the East or South China Sea area? Note the close call between our military jet and a Chinese fighter in International airspace recently.)
6. Our disastrous Southern border
(As Ronald Reagan said, “A nation that cannot control its border is not a nation.” Even without comprehensive immigration reform, we could still control our border if we wanted to. Think of the bad guys [drug dealers, gang members, al-Qaeda, ISIS] exploiting our current open border to bring in drugs, guns, dirty bombs, etc.)
When will America wake up?