Syrian Bombing by US may lead to Direct Military Confrontation with Russia.


Though I write this blog post as a matter of conjecture, the thought of a looming military confrontation with Russia is of paramount concern since our initial airstrike northwest of Al Qa’im, Syria. Are we proverbially kicking the great Russian bear or worse yet, poking him with a sharp stick?

Remember, Syria is a Russian ally and boasts their only friendly port, Tartus, along the Mediterranean Sea. Not only is it of military value but it is also of economic worth also. In addition, Russia has serious financial interests throughout the country. The Moscow Times reported its investments in Syria were worth 19.4 billion dollars in 2009. Also, Russia has invested heavily in Syria’s natural gas program, their Arab Gas Pipeline, tourism and overall infrastructure.

I feel that our military actions in Syria could theoretically back Russia into a proverbial corner. Their military and financial investments in the country are far too great just to be forgotten or simply let go if al-Assad is replaced by a pro-Western government. Plus, we’ve already witnessed Putin’s reaction to apparent Western aggression. Arguably, a main reason for the annexation of Crimea and their growing military interest in the Ukraine is in direct response to the country possibly joining NATO. If that were to happen, Russia would subsequently lose its land buffer against the West and key security interests. It’s not some grand imperialistic land grab as depicted in the news, but a matter of what Russia views as survival.

We are treading too close to disaster with each bombing raid Obama authorizes on Syrian soil. What will be the final straw that springs Russia into action? I don’t know, but worse yet, I doubt Obama our military commanders do either.

One final comment. I write this only as a matter of suggestion. We must not forget that Russia also bears the scars of ongoing radical Muslin aggression within their country. Thus, our objective in not only Syria but also the entire Middle East should be the same. Just as we mutually fought the Nazi’s the 1940’s, we should be joining our combined forces to eradicate radical Muslim organizations and terrorists in the region before they spread any further. By excluding Russia from our War on Terror we have not only lost a possible ally but also emboldened an old enemy.

Syrian Bombing by US may lead to Direct Military Confrontation with Russia.


How to Win the War on Terror


The “War on Terror” was coined by President Bush, denied by Obama and fought for by our brave soldiers. However, as the Middle East burns and the rise of increased radical Islam groups like ISIS take hold, it seems that we are slowly losing it.

Historians will look back and put the blame on many people and reasons for the loss. However, as our gains in the Middle East seemingly become squandered, one must ask, “What are we doing wrong?”

Many can blame poor strategy, a denial of the problem, a misunderstanding of Arab culture or a true lack of a president who is willing to fight for what is right. However, the fact remains, the more people we kill or capture over there, the more new terrorists are created. It’s a never ending loop. But how do we stop it?

The answer is really simple and few are willing to stand up say what is needed. The media and government are unwilling to acknowledge the solution and those that speak the truth are demonized.

The answer is simple. Just like in all the wars from ancient times until today, there is one main thing necessary to wage it—Money. Without money, there is no supplies, food, ammunition, or any other goods needed to pursue it. Where does the money the terrorist use to impose their radical Islam ways upon the world?

The answer is oil. Without oil, they would have nothing but sticks, sand and rocks to fight our soldiers. Without oil, they would not have the means to mount any offensive or counteroffensive. Without money, they would have no followers.

Cut off the oil and you cut off the head of our enemy.

Thus, the answer is emergency independence, and I’m not writing about all Obama’s green Solyndra failures. I’m writing about fracking, drilling, and mining for natural gas.

We have more than the means necessary to win this war. However, we still rely on foreign oil. And the proceeds from that oil are used to kill our soldiers and harass civilized society. It is insane that no one will properly address this problem and do what is needed to correct it. Instead, we send more and more of our brave men and woman into battle.

History repeats itself. Remember the only way we beat the Dessert Fox, Rommel, in tank warfare. We took away his oil. If we did the same to the Middle East victory would be assured.

Cut off the snake’s head and the body dies!