Category: Foreign Policy

Obama’s ISIS Strategy: Smoke and Mirrors

Ever since talk radio blew his “I’m so checking out” cover, Obama has been forced to drum up a strategy for dealing with ISIS. That strategy can be summed up in three words: smoke and mirrors.

Here’s how this will work:

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Barry and Hillary: Dumb and Dumber Marxist Style

This is what happens when Dumb and Dumber are allowed to run the country.

European Government Completely Puzzled over U.S. Position on Libya.

Let’s see, she’s busy wanking about her boss and he’s…apparently not busy at all.

It’s time to grab ankle and accept the fact that any shred of respect for America that might have existed around the globe is history.

 

A Warning About Appeasing Our Enemies: Douglas MacArthur

I ran across this today as I was preparing my son’s history reading for the week.

It is painfully apparent that history, ignored, is a poor teacher. History, as rewritten by democrats and promulgated in the schools and media, is a dangerous teacher.

We need to be about the business of educating the people of this country.

From MacArthur’s farewell speech to Congress, April 19, 1951.

“I address you with neither rancor nor bitterness in the fading twilight of life, with but one purpose in mind: to serve my country. The issues are global and so interlocked that to consider the problems of one sector, oblivious to those of another, is but to court disaster for the whole. While Asia is commonly referred to as the Gateway to Europe, it is no less true that Europe is the Gateway to Asia, and the broad influence of the one cannot fail to have its impact upon the other. There are those who claim our strength is inadequate to protect on both fronts, that we cannot divide our effort. I can think of no greater expression of defeatism. If a potential enemy can divide his strength on two fronts, it is for us to counter his effort. [Al Queda is active on all fronts around the globe. The current administration in America not only won’t counter Al Queda’s efforts, they are knowingly making it easier for terrorists.] The Communist threat is a global one. Its successful advance in one sector threatens the destruction of every other sector. You cannot appease or otherwise surrender to communism [Islamic terrorism] in Asia [America] without simultaneously undermining our efforts to halt its advance in Europe [around the world].

I called for reinforcements but was informed that reinforcements were not available. [General McChrystal fared as well with the Obama regime.] I made clear that if not permitted to destroy the enemy build-up bases north of the Yalu, if not permitted to utilize the friendly Chinese force of some 600,000 men on Formosa, if not permitted to blockade the China coast to prevent the Chinese Reds from getting succor from without, and if there were to be no hope of major reinforcements, the position of the command from the military standpoint forbade victory.” [Obamreceived a similar report from McChrystal, and deliberately ignored it.]

“But once war is forced upon us, there is no other alternative than to apply every available means to bring it to a swift end.

War’s very object is victory, no prolonged indecision. [Obama despises victory and uses indecision to thwart it at every turn.]

In war there is no substitute for victory.”

“There are some who, for varying reasons, would appease Red China. [Or Islamic terrorists or Communists world-wide.] They are blind to history’s clear lesson, for history teaches with unmistakable emphasis that appeasement but begets new and bloodier war. It points to no single instance where this end has justified that means, where appeasement has led to more than a sham peace. Like blackmail, it lays the basis for new and successively greater demands until, as in blackmail, violence becomes the only other alternative.

“Why,” my soldiers ask of me, “surrender military advantages to an enemy in the field?” I could not answer.”

Nobel Criteria Favors Despots: Obama Shoe-In

Obama Wins Peace Prize To Mixed Reviews

There are no words, truly, for the rampant lunacy surrounding this man.

OSLO (Reuters) – President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for giving the world “hope for a better future” and striving for nuclear disarmament, in a surprise award that drew both warm praise and sharp criticism.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee praised Obama for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” But critics — especially in parts of the Arab and Muslim world — called its decision premature.

I have to ask, what more do these towel heads want? They’ve got a U.S. president who has turned the war in Afghanistan into a game of military Duck Hunt, kissed Ahmadinejad’s ring, and upgraded the status of the detainees in Gitmo to that of foreign diplomats. Are militant Muslims never happy?

Obama’s press secretary woke him with the news before dawn and the president felt “humbled” by the award, a senior administration official said.

 

When told in an email from Reuters that many people around the world were stunned by the announcement, Obama’s senior adviser, David Axelrod, responded: “As are we.”

Humbled my arse. It’s pretty safe to say he lept out of bed mumbling, “It’s about damn time.”

And Obama surprised about this? That’s like saying he was surprised to find out ACORN needed another in service on how to vet pimps and prostitutes.

“Very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world’s attention and given its people hope for a better future,” the committee said in a citation.

This translates: We are positively giddy over Obama’s success. We’ve been waiting decades to award the Prize to the man who would finally bring down America.We know it seems premature, but he had us at “nationalized healthcare”.

The Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip and opposes a peace treaty with Israel, said the award was premature at best.

 

“Obama has a long way to go still and lots of work to do before he can deserve a reward,” said Hamas official Sami Abu Zuhri. “Obama only made promises and did not contribute any substance to world peace. And he has not done anything to ensure justice for the sake of Arab and Muslim causes.”

What Zuhri means here is that Obama better step up his plans to help the Muslim world wipe Israel off the map. Then, and only then, will Obama be worthy of the Nobel in Allah’s eyes.

The the Nobel committee defended its decision.

Nobel Committee Chairman Thorbjoern Jagland rejected suggestions from journalists that Obama was getting the prize too early, saying it recognized what he had already done over the past year.

“We hope this can contribute a little bit to enhance what he is trying to do,” he told a news conference.

And there you have it, ladies and gentlemen, the criteria for the Nobel Peace Prize: One must unabashedly pander to the despots of the world, apologize for America’s foibles, and hand American sovereignty over to the UN on a silver platter. I’d say Obama nailed this one…and that the Norwegian Nobel Committee is a bunch of blathering idiots.

Breaking no new historic ground,

Obama, laid out his vision for eliminating nuclear arms in a speech in Prague in April. But he was not the first American president to set that goal, and acknowledged it might not be reached in his lifetime.

Ya think?

By the way, history speaks against the attempt of eliminating arms. In 1928 the American Secretary of State, Frank B. Kellogg, promoted a Peace Pact which he invited all members of the League of Nations to sign. The Peace Pact was aimed at outlawing war and keeping Germany as impotent as possible: “The unqualified renunciation of all war as an instrument of national policy.” Kellogg wanted to avoid another World War. Nothing wrong with that.

However, not everyone in the League wanted to sign off on it (FYI, the French thought it was a dandy idea.) Eliminating war sounds good, but human nature dictates its impossibility. As every leader in the world knows…that is, except Obama…you can trust your neighboring dictator about as far as you can throw his fat aunt. Hence the need for arms.

And while the world thought Germany was being restrained under the League’s thumb, and while Kellogg promoted his Peace Pact, the Germans were in Russia and Sweden building up their army, manufacturing tanks and airplanes, and perfecting their chemical warfare skills. Oh, and the rest of Europe was doing pretty much the same thing.

See the pattern? Obama, absurdly enough, thinks Iran takes him seriously about the whole nuke thing. And while he disciples Ahmadinejad on the finer points of peace, Iran, along with the rest of the malcontents around the world, are mixing up plutonium Coyote Ugly style.

And, oddly (though not surprisingly) enough, to the Nobel committee, this is a good thing. And Muslims are critical of their choice of Obama because…?

So, to recap: The purpose behind handing the fascist rookie, Obama, the Nobel is to encourage him to keep up the good work. They want to secure his continued cooperation in tearing down America along with any nation remotely as free. They know he hasn’t really done jack yet, but they know an egoist when they see one. Throw a few trinkets his way and he’ll be putty in their hands…and America will be trampled under their feet.

What does this mean for our country? Well, now every thug around the world who has wanted to see the U.S. brought to its knees has just secured our president as their biggest ally. It also means our troops are screwed, and that they’ll probably be sporting UN uniforms faster than you can say, “Allah wills it!”.

The only difference between 1928 and today is that Germany at least feared America enough to hide what they were doing. Ahmadinejad, fearing America like Oprah fears a Twinkie, not only publicly boasts about the nuclear program that Obama so limp-wristedly told them to scrap, but markets it as well: “Iran is ready to transfer nuclear know-how to the Islamic countries due to their need.”

And, it is precisely because the despots of the world have decided to nuke-up that the Nobel committee would have done well not to have awarded a budding despot the Prize for making us all unsafe as hell…and that includes the Norwegian Nobel Committee.

Obama Throws America and Her Troops Under an Afghani Bus

American Troops Losing Heart in Afghanistan

This is unconscionable. Our troops have lost hope because we have a stark raving mad, narcissistic fascist for a president. (Did I leave anything out?)

It is gut-wrenching to see our soldiers demoralized like this. And, trust me, it is maddeningly infuriating to be married to an active duty military member whose commander in chief is not only frighteningly incompetent, but sadistically and pathologically dangerous as well. This man has no love for this country. He feels no duty toward our troops.

The short list is this:

Obama is intentionally and methodically making our troops vulnerable to the enemy.

Obama is intentionally and methodically destroying our economy.

Obama is intentionally and methodically killing what’s left of the American work ethic.

Obama is intentionally and methodically creating a racially divisive America.

Obama is intentionally and methodically taking away the liberty of Americans.

Obama is intentionally and methodically destroying this great country.

And he still sleeps like a (spoiled) baby at night.

Make no mistake, it is a non-issue to Obama that the American people do not support his version of Commie-Fascism or his blatant disregard for the military. Obama does not care about poll numbers. Like Mussolini, he knows you don’t need popular opinion to pull off a bloodless revolution, just enough gullible accomplices to get the ball rolling. Oh, and some fascist thugs who are willing to intimidate and beat people up…to get the ball rolling.

So, while our troops lose heart because they have been abandoned by their commander in chief; while they serve and suffer under a president who is turning out to be a bigger enemy than Al Qaeda, Obama further destroys America from within with his vapid rhetoric, his clandestine congress, and his manipulative benevolence toward the Hand Out Crowd who line up for his “free” money (aka, My Money).

This is not what our service men signed up for.

This once great nation, America, the land of freedom and endless possibility, that is what our men in uniform volunteered to defend. It would be disheartening, indeed, to be this man…

…and realize that your own commander in chief was tearing down the very things you’ve sacrificed to defend.

Who Is More Qualified To Call the Shots In Afghanistan? You Decide.

**Update** Although this post is nearly six years old, the disparity between the honor and courage of our military and the entitled, tresonous petulance of their Commander in Chief remains the same.

So, here’s the rub from the UK Telegraph:

In London, Gen McChrystal, who heads the 68,000 US troops in Afghanistan as well as the 100,000 Nato forces, flatly rejected proposals to switch to a strategy more reliant on drone missile strikes and special forces operations against al-Qaeda.

He told the Institute of International and Strategic Studies that the formula, which is favoured by Vice-President Joe Biden, would lead to “Chaos-istan”.

When asked whether he would support it, he said: “The short answer is: No.”

He went on to say: “Waiting does not prolong a favorable outcome. This effort will not remain winnable indefinitely, and nor will public support.”

Apparently McChrystal pulling rank on Obama didn’t go over so well with the talking heads at the White House.

The remarks have been seen by some in the Obama administration as a barbed reference to the slow pace of debate within the White House.

Nice to see that “some in the Obama administration” are able to grasp the obvious.

Gen McChrystal delivered a report on Afghanistan requested by the president on Aug 31, but Mr Obama held only his second “principals meeting” on the issue last week.

He will hold at least one more this week, but a decision on how far to follow Gen McChrystal’s recommendation to send 40,000 more US troops will not be made for several weeks.

A military expert said: “They still have working relationship but all in all it’s not great for now.”

That might be because McChrystal, the man in charge of keeping the free world safe, has dutifully asked his commander in chief for permission to win and all he’s getting is a back seat to Obama’s PR schedule.

But it gets better:

Some commentators regarded the general’s London comments as verging on insubordination.

FYI, ‘commentator’ as defined in the Leftist Media Lexicon (LML) is: “Any random person who acts as an armchair expert on a subject he knows nothing about. Can be a tenured news anchor, Hollywood activist, or the poor disgruntled schlub writing the story. Commentators need no credentials because that would require ‘vetting’, and, according to the LML, vetting is, “not practiced on members of the media or anyone the media proclaims is a commentator”.

Oftentimes, the ‘commentator’ is someone from the academic world:

Bruce Ackerman, an expert on constitutional law at Yale University, said in the Washington Post: “As commanding general, McChrystal has no business making such public pronouncements.”

Constitutional and lawyer…now there’s an oxymoron. Given the Left’s propensity for getting really credible ‘commentators’, I highly suspect Mr. Ackerman also thinks the Constitution implicitly states a president can take over the private sector.

Relations between the general and the White House began to sour when his report, which painted a grim picture of the allied mission in Afghanistan, was leaked. White House aides have since briefed against the general’s recommendations.

Now, here’s some hubris: The White House briefed “against the general’s recommendations”.

Which leads us to this question: Just who is more qualified to call the shots in Afghanistan, the general who is actually in Afghanistan, or our spoiled, man-child president who was stupid enough to use his outside voice when he said, “I’m not interested in victory”?

This question can only be answered by a comparison of the two men.

May I present Barack Obama and General McChrystal.

McChrystal:

Obama:

McChrystal’s work environment:

Obama’s work environment:

McChrystal on the front lines:

Obama on the front lines:

McChrystal’s world

Obama’s world

In case you missed that, McChrystal’s world:

Obama’s:

McChrystal’s enemy:

Obama’s enemy:

What McChrystal fights for:

What Obama fights for:

McChrystal’s men:

Obama’s men:

An average day for McChrystal, his men, and their Commander in Chief. Now might be a good time to say a prayer for your military.

Obama: “If McChrystal Was a Gay, Tax-Evading Liberal, He Could Have All the Troops He Wanted.”

Obama has refused to quickly approve a request from his commanders for a major troop build-up in Afghanistan, insisting first on a full vetting of the current strategy.

Democrats vetting military strategy? That’s tantamount to Courtney Love vetting your baby sitter. Frightening doesn’t even begin to cover it.

I’m not real impressed with the Democrats and their vetting skills. Call me picky, but didn’t they vet Rahm Emanuel, tax fraud aficionado? And didn’t Timothy Guietner come away from his vetting with two enthusiastic thumbs up even though he, like Emanuel, blew off paying his taxes?

Of course, sometimes the vetting does get a bit sloppy, as in the case of Van Jones, who, according to the White House:

“…was not as thoroughly vetted as other administration officials,” the official said. “It’s fair to say there were unknowns.”

Actually, it’s fair to say they forgot to tell him to keep his raving communist tendencies under wraps.

And let’s not forget Kevin Jennings, Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools. This guy was obviously vetted by Barney Frank. Jennings’ claim to fame is being the founder of GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network) and the brain child behind teaching school kids the fine art of “fisting“. Did I mention that he is in charge of ‘safe’ schools?

Needless to say, if I were McChrystal and I was told by a gaggle of Democrats that they wanted to vet my military strategy, I’d give them the driving finger as I walked, locked and loaded, to my Humvee to kill some bad guys.

Obama an Anti-Semite?

Kuddos to Netanyahu, who, to a room full of men who would like nothing more than to see the Jews disappear in a vapor trail, said these words:

“Yesterday, the man [Ahmadinejad] who called the Holocaust a lie spoke from this podium,”

“To those who refused to come and to those who left in protest, I commend you, but to those who gave this Holocaust denier a hearing, I say on behalf of my people, the Jewish people, and decent people everywhere: Have you no shame? Have you no decency?”

“Perhaps some of you think that this man and his dubious regime, perhaps they threaten only the Jews. Well, if you think that, you are dead wrong. History has showed time and time again that what starts as attacks on the Jews eventually ends up engulfing many others.”

Obama was one of those who willingly listened to the anti-semetic group hug at the UN on Thursday. In doing so, this man, our president, aligned America with the most dangerous and sociopathic leaders in the world.

Our president is a fool. He believes he is one of the heavy players in this game, but he is wrong. He is a pawn, mindlessly doing the bidding of the dictators and despots who have spent their lives trying to destroy America. They have no respect for Obama. They mock him behind his back. They know weakness when they see it. They know blind leadership when they manipulate it.

Parsing Obama’s “Historic” Speech To the UN

Obama To Address World At UN- Breitbart

Obama is at the UN today “addressing the world”. Great. What our jug-eared clown of a president doesn’t realize is that a large population of the world is laughing themselves silly over him. Many laugh because he’s just that ridiculous, and others because they are giddy over the fact that Obama has pretty much tanked U.S. sovereignty, safety, and credibility. He is the wet dream of our enemies.

A few snippets from a preview his UN speech:

“Those who used to chastise America for acting alone in the world cannot now stand by and wait for America to solve the world’s problems alone,” Obama tells world leaders gathered here, according to excerpts of the speech released by the White House.”

Once again, Obama is throwing a punch at the very people he had aligned himself with in the past. The ones who “chastised America” for acting alone were his leftist buddies world wide; they were the ones, along with the American Democrat Party, who worked overtime maligning Bush for having the intestinal fortitude to kick butt and take names. And now these people are being chastised by Obama. It’s rich, really. I’m just wondering how long his fellow ideologues are going to put up with it.

White House aides billed the speech to heads of government and delegations in the UN chamber as a “historic” address that will lay out a “new direction” in US foreign policy.

In the excerpts, Obama outlines a series of grim scenarios from melting ice caps, nuclear weapons and protracted conflicts, to “extremists sowing terror in pockets of the world.”

“I say this not to sow fear, but to state a fact: the magnitude of our challenges has yet to be met by the measure of our action,” says Obama.

Not to sow fear? Pure, undiluted BS. Sowing fear and creating one crisis after another is how fringe Democrats and freedom-hating regimes worldwide have operated for years.

“We have been speaking directly to people around the world, including our friends across the Muslim world, with whom we launch new beginnings based on mutual interests and mutual respect.”

True, Obama and the Muslim world have a mutual interest in seeing America’s throat slit, but I beg to differ on the whole respect thing. From what I know about Muslims, they not only don’t respect someone who sucks up to them, they despise it. Obama isn’t earning their respect, he’s earning their sneering nods while they sharpen their blades behind their backs. They know Obama is a fool and they will capitalize on it.

This spirit of partnership is a defining feature of our foreign policy.

Dear God, help us. He is alienating us from our allies and climbing into bed with our enemies.

Interesting side note, Canada has stated they will walk out if Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad takes the floor. Sadly, it’s not hard to imagine Obama giving him a standing O and then appearing on Late Night with Conan Obrien next week telling America that Ahmadinejad is really a neat guy.

The new US president’s appearance at the United Nations offers world leaders a chance to size up his diplomatic leverage, as a long list of hefty domestic and foreign policy challenges bear down on the White House.

Oh, they’ll be sizing him up all right, and laughing in their diplomatic limos all the way back to their embassies.

After humiliating the U.S. at the UN, Obama will be meeting with Russian president Dmitry Medvedev to get his “Atta Boy” sticker for abandoning the missile shield system in Eastern Europe. He’ll then meet, for the first time, Japan’s Prime Minister, Yokio Hatoyama.