America’s director of national intelligence, James Clapper, is warning that two out of three nations around the globe are “at some risk of instability right now,” according to a new report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
“But, we can’t predict which specific government will collapse next or when that will happen,” he said in a recent speech.
This after nearly eight years of the foreign policy of President Obama, who appointed Clapper.
When Obama was preparing to take office eight years ago, his change.gov website from “The Office of the President-Elect” promised: “Barack Obama and Joe Biden will renew America’s security and standing in the world through a new era of American leadership. The Obama-Biden foreign policy will end the war in Iraq responsibly, finish the fight against the Taliban and al Qaida in Afghanistan, secure nuclear weapons and loose nuclear materials from terrorists, and renew American diplomacy to support strong alliances and to seek a lasting peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”
But as the end of Obama’s two terms nears, ISIS is controlling large portions Iraq and Syria, prompting a refugee crisis impacting Europe and North America, and the U.S. remains entrenched in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, tensions with Russia are higher than at any time since the Cold War.
The Atlantic called Syria the “central foreign-policy failure of the Obama presidency.”
“The grim details of what has happened in the Syrian Civil War has escalated are all too familiar: a death toll of 470,000 according to the Syrian Center for Policy Research, nearly 4.8 million refugees according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and a flood of displaced persons and migrants arriving in Europe by sea at a rate of roughly 100,000 a month.”
The article blamed Obama directly.
“Power corrupts in subtle ways. It appears to have made Obama arrogant. As described … he is impatient to the point of rudeness with members of his own administration. … Is there anyone to whom Obama does not feel himself superior?”
Clapper’s comments came in a recent speech to business and security executives.
“Global trends are driving the threat to be even more diverse and diffuse,” he said. “And one mega-trend that’s making this worse is what I’ve called – in Congress and at the White House – ‘unpredictable instability.'”
He continued: “About two-thirds of the nations around the world are at some risk of instability right now, that is, they exhibit some characteristic of instability. But, we can’t predict which specific government will collapse next or when that will happen. That’s why it’s ‘unpredictable.’ And it’s something the whole world is dealing with now.”