I am working on the whys. And it has to deal with Israel, Iran the Missile Defense System in Europe.
Russia through Putin and Obama, wittingly or unwittingly, are playing the U.S. to our demise.
The conservatives who signed the letter to bolster troops in Afghanistan are playing into Russia's hand.
It was then written on this site that Putin got Eastern Europe and the United States got a lousy washing machine.
Russia admitted that it signed a deal, two years ago, to sell Iran a billion dollars worth of S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems. Russia has shipped some components, and trained some Iranian troops, but has not completed delivery. That's because Russia has been negotiating with the U.S., Israel and European nations, to obtain a bribe of sufficient size to make it worthwhile to lose the sale to Iran. This has not pleased the Iranians, but there's not much they can do about it.
Any bets on if Russia stops selling the anti-aircraft components to Iran in a round about way?
The Israelis have a legitimate concern on Iran. Obama will not do anything about it.
The question should be asked, how can this missile defense system be used if Russia sells the system to Iran.
Israel has protested the sale, but Obama hasn't. Now what about the troops in Afghanistan?
As stated before, we should pull conventional combat troops out of Afghanistan and place them in the Baltics if we can set up relations with the Baltic States.
Then fight the war through covert operations and drones. The United States can't fight the war in Afghanistan without proper staging grounds in the Stans.
And it is clear that Russia will not allow that to happen.
Now given that there are no proper staging grounds to launch a war in Afghanistan, the government in Afghanistan is corrupt, and troops are positioned where they can come under chemical attack from Iran, the question has to be asked, can we win there if Iran launches a chemical attack?
It is proven that Iran has chemical weapons, it has the ability to use the chemical weapons by delivering them through Iran's missile program.
The possible scenario of Iran using chemical weapons is very real and if it came down to Iran using chemical weapons, how would the Obama administration react?