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“Moses says we should not criticize the Iraqi Military as without U.S. Guidance and Close Support, how are they to recover from more than a Quarter Century of Saddam Hussein’s Rule?”



THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CULINARY POLITICS-ELEMENTAL NEWS OF THE DAY COMMENTARY-OPINION-SPORTS-FOODSERVICE FOR MONDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2015 BY HONORARY “CHEF” MOSES SCHARBUG III

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We had a great holiday celebration at the Scharbug home…
Oildale, CA, 12-28-2015 Monday: Welcome back to the final week of the year and the first day after the Christmas-Kwanzaa weekend spectacular.  My extended family and I had a marvelous holiday celebration, I spent most of the day drinking my schnapps and guzzling some wine from a box (that stuff is not bad, the cost is wonderful and the taste superb, especially as one goes along) while eating some mighty fine food. 
I have to confess: I did enjoy the ham that one of my grandkids contributed to the comingled Christmas/Kosher blow out we had here at the house.   While I dread the build up to the holiday merriment, once it gets going and I begin feeling the sting of the alcohol deep within my scarred innards, I feel no pain.  As long as I do not have to clean up the kitchen, what more can I say?  Bring it on, let us get going, and let us forget the problems of the nation and the world for a few days such as Obama, let us forget Obama, shall we?
People tend to think that the Iraqis should do better than they are doing—WHY?
Okay, we have been watching from afar the battle for Iraq’s military forces attempting to reclaim Ramadi from the ISIS scumbags that have made it their provincial stronghold or whatever it is, they have done there.  We know Americans shed much blood fighting in western Iraq and its Sunni-controlled cities and we know that Barack Hussein Obama abandoned the people of Iraq to their fates.  ISIS swooped in, killing and murdering and took over all of the cities for which, we lost much blood throughout Anbar Province.   The Iraqis seemed incapable of retaking their cities whereas now, they have militarized to a high degree through the intercession of Iranian, Hezbollah, and of course, Russian allies. 
Americans tend to dismiss the Iraqis as being ‘stupid’ and ‘incapable’
People in this country tend to dismiss the Iraqis as failures but I tend to dismiss those who say such things for being stupid.  The people of Iraq suffered beneath the weight of a horrible dictator, one who came to power through murdering the opposition and imprisoning the luckier ones.  Saddam took power in 1979 and lost it in 2003 when the U.S. invasion forces tracked him down and took him prisoner.  During that time, at least one, possibly two generations including ones at the tail and front ends suffered beneath the weight of Saddam’s iron fists. 
Dictatorships such as his tend to squash independence of thought and initiative and use their military forces more as police and terror forces than as stable and qualified fighting units.  When faced with a strong military opponent, such forces tend to fall apart and do so as quickly as Saddam’s army did in 1991 and again in 2003.  It was only the irregular forces led by Saddam’s two sons—Uday and Qusay--that caused trouble for us.  
The Iraqis suffered under a long and painful dictatorship, twice that of the Third Reich
Why then do we criticize the Iraqis and say they ‘do not deserve our support because at the first sound of thunder, they seek protection and quiver in the darkness.’  If you had been beneath the boot of a thug dictator who, by the way, was in power FAR LONGER than Adolf Hitler’s ‘thousand year Reich,’ (and which lasted a mere 12 years and look at what we had to contend with there—absolute fanaticism!), where would this belief in oneself emanate?   What is more and even more important, where would this belief in one’s leaders from noncoms on up to the generals emanate? 
It is no wonder that they flee when facing a harsh and superior enemy such as ISIS, we did not remain with them for as long as we should have and helped them to become a strong, stable regional power, one that might have done good for the neighbors surrounding it by setting a shining example of a functioning democracy.  That was the plan of George W. Bush and his administration, they just did not do a good job of expressing that desire nor would the Democrats permit them to do so.  Once the ‘weapons of mass destruction’ did not materialize, the Dems in House and Senate wanted NO part of it.
Without strong leadership examples, how can we expect Iraqis to become what their country needs?
Alas, that was not what this president wanted.  When he inherited a stable and somewhat peaceful Iraq when he came to power in early 2009, one of the first things he did was to accelerate the abandonment of the Iraqis to the wolves surrounding them, most notably Iran.  Had the United States maintained a base in that country with a supportive military, who knows where the Iraqis would be today? Had we kept our forces there so they could provide the guidance and the leadership training that we have supplied to former enemies such as Nazi Germany and former Imperial Japan, the Iraqis might be better equipped to deal with the existential threats facing them but alas, we did not and look what we see happening there—chaos.
Imagine if we booted Kim Jung-Un—how long would it take for the people of North Korea to recover from three dictators and to become independent thinkers…perhaps never
Imagine this, then, what if North Korea suddenly became free from their midget dictator, the roly-poly Kim Jung-Un, how long do you think it would take for the citizens of North Korea to be able to make a stable country, one with a strong leader and free elections.  How soon do you think that would happen if someone such as the United States did not remain there and help them attain it—probably never because they have been beneath the boot for more than 65-70 years now, three generations of dictators ruling their nation and keeping its people in check?  
Barack Obama is the sole creator of ISIS
Back to Iraq, the Iraqis are doing the best they can to fight their own fight but we know the Iranians are not going to promote a unified Shiite-Sunni-Kurdish government; Iran only cares about the Shias and could give a damn about the other two groups.  Iraq has become a puppet of Iran’s and believe you me they do make the best of it as they attempt to expand their influence throughout the former Soviet Muslim republics and into Pakistan, Afghanistan, as well as to the west and towards the Mediterranean through Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon.  Iran is the creeping cancer seeking to overrun the entire Middle East and perhaps even across North Africa if it can obtain the allies and the territory as well as the nuclear bomb.  Israel is in their crosshairs and has been there for a long, long time, and it is imperative to the United States and to Israel that we support one another.  
I hope the Iraqis retake Ramadi and save their country
I hope the Iraqis will be able to reclaim Ramadi from the ISIS thugs but what then.  Will the Shia militias doing the dirty work of Tehran go after and murder as many of the Sunni inhabitants of Anbar Province in western Iraq?  The two cults of Islam—Shia and Sunni—can work together and even be friendly to one another, which they were before the Hussein Brothers-inspired insurrection broke the nation into different parts, pitting neighbor against neighbor. 
At the point the insurrection commenced, the Bush #43 administration had no idea as to what they should do and worse, could not even admit that it was happening in the first place until they had no choice.  If George W. Bush ever failed, that is the place where he failed the most—both to the American and to the Iraqi people.  Obama merely put the frosting on the cake.
Bush broke Iraq and Obama put the frosting on the cake…
In closing, let us pray for the Iraqis to survive the fight against ISIS and let us hope that either Vladimir Putin can save the day or that the next president will.  We broke the country so we bear major responsibility for it; there is no escaping that unwanted detail.  Like a bastard stepchild who shows up unannounced at the door on Christmas or during Hanukkah, we must accept the product of our loins and allow him or her to come celebrate with us and to take them into the lives of our family.  We must find a way to help the poor Iraqis at some point and instead of vilifying them accept the fact that we should have remained there with them and helped them recover from 24 years—twice the time of the Third Reich, I repeat!—of Saddam Hussein.  It is not their fault--it was the fault of Saddam Hussein’s cruel dictatorship. What’s more, without able and capable leadership, the poor Iraqis will never recover and will become a satellite of Iran.  Thank you for joining me today, we will meet again tomorrow.  See you then.        

Thank you,
Moses Scharbug III
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12-28-2015 M Political Topics and Essays, Part DCXIX: “Moses says we should not criticize the Iraqi Military as without U.S. Guidance and Close Support, how are they to recover from more than a Quarter Century of Saddam Hussein’s Rule?” by Moses Scharbug III.
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TODAY IN HISTORY—DECEMBER 28, 2015:

The Flag of Iran:
A.                418: St. Boniface I begins his reign as the Catholic Pope.
B.                 1065: Westminster Abbey opens in London, England.
C.                1612: Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei observed the planet Neptune, but mistook it for a star. However, in 1846, the astronomer, Johann Gottfried Galle, saw it for what it was—a planet—, which earned the planet its ‘official discovery.’
D.                1832: John C. Calhoun became the first vice president of the United States to resign, stepping down because of differences with President Andrew Jackson
E.                 1846: Iowa became the 29th state admitted to the Union.
F.                 1856: The 28th president of the U.S., Thomas Woodrow Wilson, was born in Staunton, Virginia.
G.                1879: A section of the Tay Bridge in Dundee, Scotland collapsed as a train was traveling over it, sending an estimated 75 people to their deaths in the river below it.
H.                1903: An electric lamp sets fire to the Iroquois Theater in New York; 602 people die in the resulting blaze.
I.                   1912: San Francisco’s Municipal Railway began operations with Mayor James Rolph, Jr., at the controls of Streetcar No. 1 as 50,000 spectators looked on.
J.                  1917: The New York Evening Mail published “A Neglected Anniversary,” a facetious, as well as fictitious, essay by H. L. Mencken recounting the history of bathtubs in America.
K.                1937: Maurice Ravel—composer of “The Bolero” among other well known works—died in Paris at age 62.
L.                 1941: A state of siege goes into effect in Bohemia/Moravia as the Germans crack down on their opponents.
M.              1942: During World War II, the German military command orders the strategic withdrawal of German and allied units in the Caucasus.
N.                1944: The musical “On the Town,” with music by Leonard Bernstein and book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, opened on Broadway.
O.                1945: Congress officially recognized the Pledge of Allegiance.
P.                 1950: Chinese Communist troops cross the 38th Parallel into South Korea during the Korean War.
Q.                1952: The Detroit Lions beat the Cleveland Browns in the NFL Championship Game by a score of 17-7.
R.                1961: The Tennessee Williams’ play, “Night of the Iguana,” opened on Broadway.  Elsewhere, former first lady Edith Bolling Galt Wilson, second wife of President Woodrow Wilson, died in Washington at age 89.
S.                  1972: Kim IL Sung, the premier of North Korea, became the country’s president under a new constitution.
T.                 1973: President Richard M. Nixon signed the Endangered Species Act into law.  Elsewhere, Alexander Solzhenitsyn published “The Gulag Archipelago,” an expose of the Soviet prison system.
U.                1975: The Red Army beats the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden by a score of 7-3.
V.                1984: The TV soap opera “The Edge of Night,” which first aired on CBS, then on ABC, ended a 28-year run with its final episode.  Meanwhile, movie director Sam Peckinpah, 59, died in Inglewood, California.
W.              1987: Authorities discovered the bodies of 14 relatives of Ronald Gene Simmons at his home near Dover, Arkansas, after Simmons shot and killed two other people in Russellville.  After a jury found him guilty of the crime of mass murder, the state executed him in 1990.
X.                1989: Alexander Dubcek, the former Czechoslovak Communist leader who suffered a Soviet-led Warsaw Pact invasion in 1968 to depose him, was named president of the country’s parliament. 
Y.                1993: The Dow Jones Industrial Average hits record 3793.49.
Z.                 1999: Clayton Moore, television’s “Lone Ranger,” died in West Hills, California, at age 85.
AA.          2003: Libya, for the first time, allowed U.N. nuclear officials to inspect four sites related to its nuclear weapons program.
BB.           2004: The U.S. Agency for International Development said it was adding $20 million to an initial $15 million contribution for Asian tsunami relief as Secretary of State General Colin Powell bristled at a United Nations official’s suggestion that the U.S. was being ‘stingy.’
CC.          2010: Anthropologists discover the remains of a human being 400,000 years-old in Israel; challenging the theory, that humanity began in Africa.
DD.          2011: If Western nations threaten to enforce further sanctions on Iran, the Iranian threatens to shut down the Straits of Hormuz.
EE.           2012: At 115 years, 266-days old, Jiroemon Kimura of Japan becomes the oldest-known living human being on the planet.
FF.            2014The United States and allied forces end the combat mission in Afghanistan, which began in 2001 after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the U.S.; about 13,000 troops will stay to train Afghan police and military forces in their fight against the Taliban.
                               

                      
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1 comment:

  1. As the fight for Ramadi progresses, we hear numerous negatives said about the Iraqis but Moses is correct when he says that many of their problems are not theirs alone. Living under almost a quarter century of dictatorship, the people lacked any training in the development of independence of action and /or thought. In dictatorships such as what Saddam and his two sons forced on the people of Iraq did not help them in developing the necessary skills modern-day armies need to fight against terrorists and thugs. Worse, the abandonment of the Obama administration has thrown the country into the camp of Syria, Iran, and Russia, nations lacking appropriate military leadership skills akin to the United States or other Western nations. We have to give them credit for doing the best the people of Iraq can do because we should never have left them to the wolves. Thank you. / posted by Chef Pedro Munoz of the American Institute of Culinary Politics-Elemental News of the Day, posted @ 11:11 A.M. PST.

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