Written by Allen West
In the military we had an acronym — among many acronyms – in fact folks got medals for making acronyms – which was OBE, standing for “Overcome by Events.” It is my assessment that due to a lack of a defined national security strategy in the Middle East, countries there will disregard President Obama and America. In other words, the Obama administration has become OBE. Sure, you can quote a poll to reflect a high rating of respect — no problem — but what liberal progressives refuse to confront is ground truth and reality. And there is a potential reality which could occur in the Middle East.
As reported by Fox News, “The latest religious minority to be caught in the Syrian crossfire are the Druze, who have long enjoyed the protection of the Assad regime, but now find themselves under attack from the Al Qaeda-linked Al Nusra Front and could soon look to Israel for help.
The slaughter Wednesday of more than 20 members of Syria’s Druze community, a monotheistic religion that incorporates elements including philosophy, Judaisim, Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism, could signal a coming humanitarian crisis, according to officials in Israel, which has a sizeable Druze population of its own.
With embattled President Bashar al-Assad pulling forces back to defend Damascus, the nation’s estimated 700,000 Druze have no protection should the terrorist groups fighting to take over the nation turn their attention to them, as they have Christians and Kurds. “What is going on just now is intimidation and a threat to the very existence of half a million Druze on the Mount of Druze which is very close to the Israeli border,” said Israeli President Reuven Rivlin at a press conference of the potential humanitarian crisis.”
The attack against the Druze could set off a domino effect in the Middle East that could end up drawing Israel into the fight against Islamic jihadists. And if that is the case, it is possible that a very unique coalition could evolve — Israel, Egypt, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, and potentially Saudi Arabia. These countries share two common adversaries: first, the Islamic jihadists who threaten the fragile peace, stability, and secular governance in the region and secondly, there are the mad mullahs and ayatollahs of the Shiite Islamic regime in Iran, whose pursuit of nuclear weaponry is viewed as unacceptable by Israel and the Sunni Gulf Cooperation Council States. And in both cases the Obama administration is viewed as an inept bystander and an enabler.
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