Whereas most of what I see and hear in the news indicates that most world leaders feel the incumbent is weak on foreign policy, doesn’t command their respect and is especially reluctant to engage in military conflict, it seems extremely odd that he keeps threatening some form of engagement, even limited, in Syria.
And then I read an article on Drudge today by Erik Wasson and Jeremy Herb of thehill.com/blogs, that provides what very well be the answer to his unusual militaristic behavior.
Titled, “Some see Syria as edge for Obama in fiscal showdown,” the column explains that “U.S. military action in Syria could give the White House an advantage in the looming fiscal showdown with congressional Republicans, according to defense and budget experts.”
The Syria crisis could very well boost calls by the incumbent and defense hawks to “reverse the automatic spending cuts to the Pentagon known as sequestration.”
According to Steve Bell, budget expert at the Bipartisan Policy Center, “If the U.S. moves forward with military action, it will underline the arguments of those who say keeping the sequester in place impairs U.S. military readiness. I think it has the possibility of advancing fiscal talks, I really do. Launched, it will be “very, very difficult to insist” on the defense sequester. Under those circumstances, I can see a 2014 continuing resolution] that would contain full funding for defense.”
So, just like every other circumstance the incumbent faces, speeches, vacations and golf always come first on his agenda. But if it puts a few more bucks in the till, even some barely understood and likely unneeded military action can be readily contemplated.
Then on another note, back on August 25th I wrote that according to Real Science via Drudge, “Obama says that hurricanes are getting worse, based on some research done at the Choom Climatological Institute.”
I followed that comment up with the fact that Real Science claimed that “As we approach the end of August, there have been no Atlantic hurricanes. By this date in the year 1886, there had already been seven hurricanes – including three major hurricanes, one of which wiped the city of Indianola, Texas off the map.”
Now today, I read that according to Phil Klotzbach, lead author of Colorado State University’s seasonal hurricane forecasts, “Six tropical systems have formed in the Atlantic since the season began June 1 and none of them has grown to hurricane strength with winds of at least 74 miles (120 kilometers) per hour. Accumulated cyclone energy in the Atlantic, a measure of tropical power, is about 30 percent of where it normally would be.”
Mr. Klotzbach therefore concluded that, “At this point, I doubt that a super-active hurricane season will happen.”
So, here’s another expert confirming that just about everything this administration does is biased toward its contributors, activist base and lobbyists, while very little if anything ever has anything whatsoever do with the truth or documentable facts. But, at least, it really is very consistent whereas it hasn't been correct even once in it’s entire existence.
That’s it for today folks.