Foreign Policy, Obama Style
Democrats/liberals/progressives (DLP) bought enough votes on November 6 to get Barack Hussein Obama reelected. All is well, right? Well, perhaps not. While there are a myriad of problems at home, let’s see what is currently going on in the foreign policy department. Obama entered office in 2009 with absolutely no foreign policy experience. This article is a good read that outlines all of Obama’s foreign policy escapades. I would say failures, but to Obama and all his Kool-Aid drinkers, I mean supporters, they are successes.
So, in the world of foreign policy, what has gone on, what is going on now, and what can we expect in the future?
- Benghazi fiasco and cover-up attempt: That pesky Benghazi non-action and attempt cover-up just won’t go away.
- Iran’s nuclear “talks”: It seems that Iranian president Ahmadinejad is open to talks and inspections. Where have we heard that before? Oh, yeah, here, and here, and here, and here in 2011, and here in 2010, and herein 2009. How many times must Iran renege before Obama and his State Department catches on? But, I guess “hope springs eternal” in the Obama administration. This one belongs in the past and present, as well as into the foreseeable future.This article outlines Iran’s “talks” history and what the US and the rest of the world should expect from Iran.
- Arab Spring: On June 4, 2009, Obama gave a speech at Cairo University. The Muslim Brotherhood, outlaws at the time, were invited guests. The Muslim Brotherhood is closely associated with Hamas. At that speech, Obama said he sought a “new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world; one based upon mutual interest and mutual respect.”In October 2010, the MSM declaredan “Arab Spring,” saying that democracy was breaking out throughout the Arab world. At the same time, the Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide, Mohamed Badie, called for jihad against the US.In April 2012, Obama, in his infinite wisdom, released $1.5 billion of foreign aid (money we don’t have) to Egypt, now controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood.
What has the Muslim Brotherhood been up to lately? Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s president, said he quit the Muslim Brotherhood after his election in June 2012. But is Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood reliable? Their own actions say “No.” The Muslim Brotherhood had pledged not to seek the presidency, but the Brotherhood reversed its decision as the election approached, and elected Morsi president.
Mohammed Morsi has now issued constitutional amendments that placed him above judicial oversight, as well as decreeing immunity for the Islamist-dominated panel drafting a new constitution from any possible court decisions to dissolve it. These actions “… effectively remove any oversight on Morsi.” As DaTechGuy says, “Hmmmm: sounds like we’ve replaced a Pro-American dictator, with a pro-Islamist dictator.”
Morsi did all this after receiving “lavish praise from President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for mediating an end to eight days of fighting between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers.” By the way, how is that cease-fire agreement doing? An Israeli spy satellites spotted an Iranian ship being loaded with Fajr-5 rockets and Shahab-3 ballistic missiles that analysts say may be headed for the Gaza Strip. The shipment was reportedly prepared last week, at the same time as Israel and Hamas agreed to a cease-fire. The word “may” takes on added significance when one considers that “Hamas leaders say the group won’t stop arming itself.”
Now it seems that Morsi wants to “talk” about his “temporary” decrees. Can we expect the same kind of talks that we have seen from Iran? But why should he talk with Obama in his corner? “Obama praised Morsi, saying he was impressed with Morsi who moved with an ‘engineer’s precision’ and little ideology.” Former UN Ambassador John Bolton said, “this shows Obama’s blindness to what motivates Morsi and is a ‘bad, bad sign for the US and Middle East in the weeks and months ahead’.”
And, if the cease-fire brokered by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Morsi is so great (as the MSM has proclaimed), why is Hamas saying that the cease-fire agreement does not prevent them from continuing to import (smuggle) arms into the Gaza Strip from Egypt? It must be in response to all those Israel initiated attacks. Or could this have anything to do with this situation? Ziad Nakhalah, deputy head of Islamic Jihad, said that the cease-fire agreement was “temporary and partial.”
And we all know where Obama’s sympathies lie. In his book, Audacity of Hope, Obama wrote: “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” Obama decided in April to borrow $1.5 billion from China so he could give it to the Muslim Brotherhood, a group that views the US as an enemy to be destroyed. With a “leader” like Obama, who needs enemies?
But that’s just my opinion.
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