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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Will Obama's Weakness Cause a War?


Last month, an Israeli "decision maker" — widely reported to be Defense Minister Ehud Barak — gave a revealing interview to the newspaper Haaretz in which he implied that Israel could not wait for America to act and might not be able to wait until next spring before taking matters into its own hands.


The tragic events in Cairo and Benghazi should remove doubt that the foreign policy of the current administration is the most destructive since that of Jimmy Carter. 
The only question at this point is whether that policy is, as with Carter, the result of incompetence and naivete — or something more disturbing. 
In other words, it may be time to ask whether the setbacks in Arab North Africa and elsewhere have been so numerous and unremitting that, rather than failures, they may be seen as consistent with the view of a president who thinks America is too rich and strong for the world's good. 
How else do you explain the apologies issued to the fanatics who killed our ambassador and burned our embassy, apologies that evoke those offered in a 2009 speech in Cairo by a just-seated president who blamed the hatred some in the Mideast have for the West on "colonialism that denied rights and opportunities to many Muslims"? 
How else do you to explain the forsaking of a 30-year ally, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, for a Muslim Brotherhood billed as moderate but now shown to be potentially as fanatical as any government in the region? 
And how to explain the rejection of Israel, our only truly democratic ally in the region, which faces nuclear annihilation by Iran, but whose prime minister can't get an audience with the president because he's booked on the David Letterman show? (IBD)
The very last thing that America needs now is another destructive, expensive war. However, it's been a war of our own making to some extent. (see the great apologist below)



Aggression unopposed becomes a contagious disease. 

"My position has always been, along with many other people, that any differences be resolved in a nonviolent way
--President Jimmy Carter  



12 comments:

  1. Obama's weakness or possible complicity with the Muslim Brotherhood, has absolutely led to this mayhem. God help us all.

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    1. I know, Opus #6. Is it the Jimmy Carter syndrome at work or something deeper and more sinister that's at work. It's difficult to know which, but neither scenario encourages me to send him back to the White House to lead the free world for four more years.

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  2. He said "we are not at war with Islam" but refuses to admit or state that Islam is at war with us. That is the true fact and as in the case of all past history as to "appeasement" it ends in failure and in most cases war. While I personally think he is asinine enough to believe he can "persuade" people to act decently, the fact remains in his own words in his own book he sides with the Muslims if things turn bad. Scary to say the least

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    1. Yes, he did say that his default loyalty was to Islam, religion of his father, father's father and his step-father, Lolo Soetoro, in his book.

      Islamic countries don't offer much to people (there) who can see a brighter world outside of their own. Younger Arabs today can be brittle and proud about their culture, yet deeply ashamed of what they see around them. They know that more than 300 million Arabs have fallen to economic stagnation and cultural decline. They know that the standing of Arab states along the measures that matter — political freedom, status of women, economic growth — is low. -- AND still, President Obama points to that as something good.

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  3. Put a child into the White House and you get indecision all the libs can cheer.

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    1. I personally think that any fifth grader would make better decisions than Obama would. Unless the fifth grader was from Cairo or Teheran...

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  4. Is Obama a simpleton or a schemer? It's worse than either. Obama's an ideologue who envisions the world in a certain way and who further holds the belief that any means to achieve the end result are valid. That is the mark of a true ideologue. Means don't matter, just the ends.

    What is Obama's vision for the world? I think LL's got the idea: Obama thinks the US is too rich and strong for the world's good.

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    1. Precisely, and WHERE is the Mainstream Media in all of this?

      Do they all agree with Obama's vision for America or are they simply reveling in their 'liberalness'?

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    2. Don't worry. The media will be "back" with a vengeance when Romney's elected. But instead of being the lap dogs they are now, and the watch dogs they should be, they'll turn back into a pack of attack dogs.

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  5. I wonder if they'll wait until the American presidential election is over, before blowing Iran off the map?

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    1. The last moonless night cycle prior to the election is October 13 +/- two days.

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  6. I believe that the tsunami of rage we are now seeing across the Muslim world is the inevitable result of the toxic mixture of Obama's narcissistic personality and his sheer incompetence.

    The Narcissism Component: For several months now, we have been regaled by Obama's choir - more conventionally known as the MSM - with their hit song "Obama killed Osama." The WH - through its lapdog press agents - has also done its best to let us and ALL the rest of the world know that Obama personally decides who dies and when in drone assassination strikes.

    His kill al Qaeda strategy was plainly devised (probably by the greasy David Axelrod) to avoid the domestic public perception that he suffered from Carter's all too obvious flaws of being weak and indecisive. That combination has proven to be fatal at the ballot box. The strategy has been uniquely successful in one respect only: many top-level Al Qaediacs have died as a result. But at a deeper level, they have been seriously flawed. No President I can remember ever spiked the football for matters such as these. In fact, most never even discuss them at all, for two reasons: (1) The missions are classified and (2) plausible deniability.


    The Incompetence Component: Last week we learned that Obama personally sits in on fewer than 4 in 10 National Intelligence Briefings. It seems he prefers to get his briefing in his email box. The briefings are apparently just that, briefings, meant to elicit questions from the president and his National Security staff. It appears however that Obama considers himself so much an expert on everything, that he can glean all that needs to be known from the briefing texts alone. That is sheer arrogance (fed at least in part by his narcissism) but arrogance nonetheless. Arrogance and lack of information leads to mistakes and is otherwise known as incompetence. Incompetence leads to such things as believing that The Arab Spring was all about bringing Western secular values and democracy to the Islamic middle east, when history, culture and all available evidence militate against such pie in the sky visions.

    After months of Obama publicly taking (false) credit for his drone kills, Al-Zawahiri* decided to retaliate for the June killing of his #2, Al Libi. Initially at least, in Cairo the protesters weren't screaming about a previously unknown YouTube clip on the site apparently since January. Instead, they were yelling Obama, Obama, We Are All Osama. Yet, we, the American Public, are being told to believe that a Coptic Christian's crappy YouTube video is the underlying cause of the whole mess.

    * For those who don't much follow middle-eastern politics and history, Ayman Al-Zawahiri (AAZ), now Al-Qaeda's #1, is a native Egyptian who joined the Muslim Brotherhood at age 16. He was caught and thrown in prison by Mubarak in the wake of Sadat's assassination. When he was later released he left Egypt, and ultimately joined OBL and the fledgling Al Qaeda. While nominally Al Qaeda's #2, it is my understanding that most experts believe that operationally, AAZ was its leader, OBL being a mostly inspirational figurehead. Egypt's President is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, a political party that Obama and his MSM minions have done their best to convince us are "Moderate" Muslims.



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