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Tag Archives: The Middle East
Once again it’s Ed Henry and Jonathon Hunt of FOX News who “dare” to ask the pertinent and tough questions of this President.
For the first time in eight months Mr. Obama took questions from the media in a press conference format. As expected, the usual suspects from the main stream press threw out the soft balls and allowed the POTUS to bloviate about how he’s going to “fix” our fiscal and immigration problems, all the while continuing to blame everyone but the WH Chef for those problems. And while the fiscal cliff and comprehensive immigration reform are certainly critical issues, I think everyone would agree the news of the day was the Petraeus scandal and Benghazi cover up.
Two things continue to stand out for me regarding this ever-growing nightmare, the first being what I see as a lack of outrage over the loss of one of our Ambassadors and three other American hero’s to a terrorist attack. This is made even more intolerable by the main stream press and their disgraceful behavior when it comes to uncovering the truth about the attack. The downright fawning over President Obama yesterday is something I have never witnessed, and it is sickening to watch. Secondly, it is just plain unacceptable that the “most powerful man in the world”, and the one who you would think should be able to answer a simple question like “what orders did you give to protect the American people”, basically has nothing to say.
I wrote recently that in my judgment, I felt Barack Obama was not suited nor qualified to do the job of the President, and that his ill-tempered and misguided response to this crisis in particular would be his undoing. I stand by that predication with one caveat, that being whether or not the pre-meditated and terrorist murder of four Americans in a foreign land means anything to America any longer…
My hat’s off today to Senator John McCain and others in Congress, and especially to Senator Lindsey Graham for his honest and forthright retort of the President after Mr. Obama’s “appearance” yesterday. We have reached those crossroads my fellow Americans, and it is going to take men of deep personal conviction, character and fortitude to pull us back from the clutches of cowardice and deceit. The families of those four brave souls who perished that horrible night back on “9/11”, deserve nothing short of the truth from the President of The United States.
The more I see of this Administration’s “foreign policy”, the more I believe it is in fact armature hour at the WH and the State Department. As we watch thousands die in Syria, Bashar al-Assad is now moving his chemical weapons around, apparently in defiance of our President’s “imaginary red line”. Even more concerning is the now much clearer timeline of events before, during and after the attack on our consulate in Benghazi. When I watched it all pieced together, the incompetence and frankly the Administration’s obstinance in the face of overwhelming information, contradicting their ridiculous assertion that some dolts half assed movie was responsible for Ambassador’s Stevens’ assassination, left me wondering when the next hostage crisis will happen.
I have been confused to say the least when I hear folks talking about this President’s international prowess. I’m simply not sure what world they’re looking at. Putin thinks our days are numbered, Ahmadinejad is at the U.N. calling us devils, the Middle East is on fire, and the POTUS will barely take a call from our one true ally in the region, opting instead for Letterman or “The View”. I mean, I know this is an election year, but does Iran have to test a nuke on the WH lawn to get his attention?
And yes Joe, I will give the President credit for pushing the go button on President Bush’s’ kill order for bin-Laden. Sadly though, you guys botched the leaks and damage control so badly, it most likely cost American Special Operators their lives because of your incompetence.
This is real Mr. President. And while I wouldn’t run to Biden in a crisis either, David Letterman sure as hell shouldn’t be your (go to guy) when there’s a “bump in the road”…
Setting aside the United States as a free and compassionate nation which feeds the world in many respects, what do we do about the violence in Syria? As a matter of fact, what do we do about the Middle East period? Now there are those who advocate for a complete “hands off” policy, and still others who are firmly affixed to the screwy notion that we created the entire mess, so we must now step aside and let the world descend into chaos and anarchy as punishment for our sins. (What troubles me is there is even anyone who supports this view). That said, the question remains where do we go from here? In the broadest of terms, a war in the Middle East should be avoided at all costs. However, the world having allowed the likes of Bashar al-Assad and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to metastasize like malignant rectal cancer, has put our collective backs to the proverbial wall. There is I believe, a way out though.
In both Iran and Syria, there are real folks fighting for freedom, literally sometimes with sticks and stones. As I know the comparison email will flow, these are not Hezbollah and Hamas folks, who are terrorists and kill innocents in the name of their sadistic and twisted ideology. No, these are people who have lived under established and murderous regimes, in some cases for generations. I believe we have an opportunity to use the clandestine skills of our intelligence agencies, along with some muscle in the form of (weaponry only), to rid these nations of the cancer that is killing them and threatening world peace. In essence, provide these people who are fighting and dying in the streets, with the means to free their own country from the clutches of evil. Not in the way that the Obama Administration did so in Egypt, as we can see what’s happening there. We must see it through and frame the argument in a simple and obvious truth. And that is in order for any nation to engage in the discourse of legitimate international diplomacy, that nation must first have a foundation which acknowledges basic human rights and freedom first. What is so wrong with celebrating that? What is so wrong with associating with and promoting that? Who other than the most ardent Socialist/Communist would say, “Well maybe human rights are just not their way”, I’m sorry??
My thought process on the matter of Syria, and frankly all the Middle East at this point, is that I support standing with our allies and supporting those who truly want freedom. And don’t tell me, that with all of our capabilities there is not a way to legitimately do this without American boots on the ground to do the heavy lifting. Freedom is never free, and this should always be the first lesson.
Maybe President Obama should worry about what French President Sarkozy says about “him” when he’s not around, or vice versa. Look, these two quasi Socialists have a lot in common, not the least of which is their disdain for the state of Israel. And so in the end it is not a surprise that they are exchanging their views as such in conversation. That said, and considering the powder keg that is the Middle East as we know it today, one would think that the POTUS might use a little more tact when out on the overseas “campaign” stump.
Facts: The Administration has failed to (re-negotiate) an agreement in Iraq that would have at least facilitated a larger deterrent ground force remaining there to discourage the obvious Iranian influence. Moreover, the President continues to play both sides of the fence regarding the “2 state solution” and the “palestinian question”, while simultaneously picking and choosing which battles for “freedom” he will support. (Note: We all know how that has played out as we watch those engagements descend into Sharia Law.)
Consequently, we must look at the big picture here and conclude that for all of the Presidents talk about his “unwavering support” of the Israeli State, we only have to listen to his most recent comments, picked up on yet another prudently open microphone, and know the sad and dangerous truth.