If ever there was a time for strong leadership in the Department of State and US Special Operations Command it’s now. Hilary Clinton has proven to be more concerned with her political ambition than actually developing a long-term strategy to promote diplomacy abroad. McRaven is a seasoned leader however, his tier one boys at DEVGRU (SEAL Team Six) are facing a myriad of self-created problems; some we choose not to say publicly.
The new Secretary of State will have their work cut out for them that’s for sure. The Middle East and North Africa (the new terror safe haven) continue to be as volatile as ever.
Syria-civil war with the U.S./EU versus China/Russia
Kuwait-continues to arrest outspoken citizens on Twitter
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I just watched a BBC segment about training Afghan soldiers about cultural matters in the west. Here we are training them with our tactics and techniques and these guys are simmering in hate for things like western guys showing pictures of their wives and kids, sitting with their legs crossed and peeing standing up. It was not just a dislike but the responses to these western ways were absolute HATE. The guys are spending all this time getting military training and daily go back to their people and get trained how to do green on blue, are taught to wait until the time is optimal, how to get the biggest bang for their buck. The cultural training is only making them more dedicated to killing westerners and here we are spending billions to give them the arms and ways and means to annihilate us. It was pretty scary watching it. We shouldn't be continuing to do what we already did, creating Saddams and Bin Ladens.
You can be sure that Clnton's successor at State & their staff will continue to do little or nothing about all those situations listed above.. Wednesday she did the usual D.C. politician routine of acting self-righteously indignant with the usual "How dare you accuse me of..." melodrama and crocodile tears. Although I don't know how directly involved she was or not on 9/11/12 during the Benghazi crisis, I do know that at least 4-7 of her staff members basically sat around & played their violins so to speak while the Benghazi embassy burned and 4 men on location there died. The bureaucratic nitwit pinheads include Eric Boswell, Charlene Lamb, and Raymond Maxwell along with 3 other unnamed individuals. What should make your blood boil further is that "Some of those who resigned may have the option of being reassigned to other duties" said an official in one news report. Iow, they got a slap on the wrist, maybe a finger shake, and will not face a single penalty of any substantial kind. Chances are some of them have already been given another office or cubicle down the hall. If it were up to me, heads would roll. Literally.
@oldSquid@Tango9 With all the other BS we've had from him over the years, it sounds believable. But turns out he really is a Forbes on his mother's side, a genuine one-percenter and an elitist, judging from his "stay in school or you'll wind up in Iraq" comments. However just for the record, when his father's parents came to the US from Austria-Hungary, they changed their name to Kerry. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Kerry
@oldSquid @Tango9 With all the other BS we've had from him over the years, it's sounds believable. Turns out he's actually a Forbes on his mother's side, a genuine one-percenter and an elitist, judging from his "stay in school or you'll wind up in Iraq" comments. However just for the record, when his father's parents came to the US from Austria-Hungary, they changed their name to Kerry. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Kerry
@majrod @KineticFury ...or live fire exercises...