Skip to comments.The 10 Most Destructive Americans of My Eight Decades
Posted on 01/24/2019 8:02:37 PM PST by upchuck
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Actually I think G.H.W. Bush should be on that list, since it includes the Clintons, and he was at least as dangerous as they were.
He was essentially against the breakup of the Soviet Union after Gorbachev. His stated concern came from the deep state and it believed that a dismembered Soviet Union would lose control of its nuclear weapons. Then when the Soviet Union did break up, he set the stage, later exploited by the Clintons, that sent in westerners (experts in “market” finance) that actually HELPED build the current age of Russian oligarchs in control of nearly all the Russian economy.
Then, he did not “end” the war in Iraq, he delayed it’s end for 12 more years, leaving a hugely much more difficult “nail in the coffin” of Saddam to his son, GW. Those years made Iran stronger, and made Iran stronger (underground politically) in Iraq and fully prepared for the role they took when Saddam was finally ousted. The Shia in Iraq became more in line with Iran during those 12 years, whereas they were ready during the 1st gulf war to help the U.S. depose Saddam, for their own (not Iran’s) reasons. Most Iraqi common soldiers were Shia (the majority) and not Sunni (like Saddam and most of his senior officers). The Shia were politically suppressed by Saddam. Shia soldiers wanted to join the U.S. against Saddam, and go to Baghdad with U.S. support, against Saddam.
The “nation building” he avoided his son later had to do, when Iran was politically dug in in Iraq (among the Shia) and Saddam had his “civil war” against the U.S. all planned and ready.
Not finishing Saddam the first time, complicated many later decisions concerning Bin Ladden, Al Queda and Afghanistan. It kept Iraq in as a powder keg instead of a bullet point already checked off.
During the next 12 years more Iraqi Shia went over politically to the radical Shia militias backed by Iran, because when G.H.W. Bush had the chance to remove Saddam from their midst, he let him stay. They wanted to be our ally. We missed that chance, and GW paid the price. We literally threw the Arab Shia of Iraq into the Persian arms of the Mullahs of Tehran. Thank you G.H.W.Bush NOT.
Considering the claim to be in his eighties, the guy’s memory seem to only go back fifty years.
I would have included the Rosenbergs, who gave nuclear secrets to the USSR.
I would have included FDR who consigned Eastern Europe to decades of communist rule at the Yalta Conference.
That list is not complete without Saul Alinsky.
The horribly polarized, unprincipled, kneecap-em-to-win-at-all-costs state of our current politics is due to this man and his book which he dedicated to Satan.
Saul Alinsky is dirt. Agreed.
The Clap (McCain) Crabs (Huckabee) Syphilis (Rudy) and Chlamydia (Mitt).
So, in other words...Earth Whores.
In contrast, the more similar you are to a Minuteman of 1776, the more likely you are to vote Republican. The GOP appeals to Core Americans, the Democrats to Fringe Americans.
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