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The Weakness Of Obama’s Hashtag Diplomacy ^ | May 12, 2014 | Leo McNeil

Posted on 05/12/2014 4:50:20 AM PDT by LeoMcNeil

At this point most people are aware that 276 girls were abducted in Nigeria last month. Boko Haram, a Muslim group, has claimed responsibility. Boko Haram has ties to al Qaeda, though when given the opportunity to label them a terrorist group Secretary of State Hillary Clinton failed to do so. Her boss, President Obama, failed to overrule her. Despite the failure of our government to label Boko Haram a terrorist group, Michelle Obama sat for a dramatic posed picture of her with a hashtag sign declaring “bring back our girls.” This is what counts for diplomacy in the Obama administration, a meaningless self promotion for the Twitter crowd.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: blogpimp; bokoharam; foreignpolicy; michelleobama; obama

1 posted on 05/12/2014 4:50:20 AM PDT by LeoMcNeil
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To: LeoMcNeil

Like terrorists are busy following twitter...

2 posted on 05/12/2014 4:56:46 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: LeoMcNeil

The entire remainder of Obama’s tenure (thus his entire policy agenda from jobs to healthcare to diplomacy) is and will be consumed by diversion from the real truth of the dire impact of his Presidency on us all.

3 posted on 05/12/2014 4:58:14 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: LeoMcNeil

The only TWO people in American who could have done something to prevent this horrible situation are Obama and Hillary Clinton. Both chose to do nothing, and more than 200 children have been stolen from their families and terrorized.

Yet, as this unfolds, if they are freed, the idiot public will recognize the greatness of this hashtag campaign by the first lady as contributing to the success. If it fails, they will get goodwill for ‘caring.’

4 posted on 05/12/2014 4:59:53 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Gaffer
The Weakness Of Obama's Hashtag Diplomacy

Fixed headline.

5 posted on 05/12/2014 5:03:00 AM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: LeoMcNeil
This administration is so juvenile and jejeune. They prance around like little kids on a playground.

We have got to rid ourselves of these people and their hangers on in 2016!

6 posted on 05/12/2014 5:11:12 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: LeoMcNeil

The panic has reached the “Do something, even if it’s wrong” level

7 posted on 05/12/2014 5:13:55 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: LeoMcNeil

Why did you excerpt your own blog, Leo?

8 posted on 05/12/2014 5:20:11 AM PDT by humblegunner
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9 posted on 05/12/2014 5:33:19 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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....The problem with American foreign policy under Obama is that it has no direction.....

That is NOT TRUE!!!!

The main aim of obama’s foreign policy is to promote islamic world conquest!!!!

Its a major aim of his domestic policy, too!!!!

As for Michelle Hussein obama’s hashtag, I don’t follow her on Twitter anyway. It’s just another “selfie”, and has NOTHING to do with saving the Nigerian muslim terrorists’ victims! PHOOEY!!!!

10 posted on 05/12/2014 5:46:02 AM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: LeoMcNeil

Another blog pimping, I see.

11 posted on 05/12/2014 6:02:32 AM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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To: Honorary Serb

baraq is pulling this hashtag crap knowing full well it will do nothing to slow down the muslim terrorists.

He is sending the full force of the federal government against his internal political enemies.

Rewarding his friends and punishing his enemies.

12 posted on 05/12/2014 8:03:50 AM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is now the CPUSA)
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To: Hotlanta Mike
Like terrorists are busy following twitter...

Or even have the ability to read English.

13 posted on 05/12/2014 9:28:16 AM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: Jimmy Valentine


by Bruce Thornton (Research Fellow and W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellow, 2009–10, 2010–11)

We are living through one of the largest persecutions of a religious group in history. Human Events Few people realize that we are today living through the largest persecution of Christians in history, worse even than the famous attacks under ancient Roman emperors like Diocletian and Nero. Estimates of the numbers of Christians under assault range from 100-200 million.

According to one estimate, a Christian is martyred every five minutes. And most of this persecution is taking place at the hands of Muslims. Of the top fifty countries persecuting Christians, forty-two have either a Muslim majority or have sizeable Muslim populations.

Human Events

The extent of this disaster, its origins, and the reasons why it has been met with a shrug by most of the Western media are the topics of Raymond Ibrahim’s Crucified Again.

Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and an associate fellow of the Middle East Forum.

Fluent in Arabic, he has been tracking what he calls “one of the most dramatic stories” of our time in the reports and witnesses that appear in Arabic newspapers, news shows, and websites, but that rarely get translated into English or picked up by the Western press. What he documents in this meticulously researched and clearly argued book is a human rights disaster of monumental proportions.

In Crucified Again, Ibrahim performs two invaluable functions for educating people about the new “Great Persecution,” to use the label of the Roman war against Christians. First, he documents hundreds of specific examples from across the Muslim world. By doing so, he shows the extent of the persecution, and

Additionally, Ibrahim commemorates the forgotten victims, refusing to allow their suffering to be lost because of the indifference or inattention of the media and government officials.

Second, he provides a cogent explanation for why these attacks are concentrated in Muslim nations. In doing so, he corrects the delusional wishful thinking and apologetic spin that mars much of the current discussion of Islamic-inspired violence.

Ibrahim’s copious reports of violence against Christians range across the whole Muslim world, including countries such as Indonesia, which is frequently characterized as “moderate” and “tolerant.” Such attacks are so frequent because they result not just from the jihadists that some Westerners dismiss as “extremists,” but from mobs of ordinary people, and from government policy and laws that discriminate against Christians.

Rather than ad hoc reactions to local grievances, then, these attacks reveal a consistent ideology of hatred and contempt that transcends national, geographical, and ethnic differences.

In Afghanistan, for example, where American blood and treasure liberated Afghans from murderous fanatics, a court order in March 2010 led to the destruction of the last Christian church in that country. In Iraq, also free because of America’s sacrifice, half of the Christians have fled; in 2010, Our Lady of Salvation Church in Baghdad was bombed during mass, with fifty-eight killed and hundreds wounded.

In Kuwait, likewise, the beneficiary of American power, the Kuwait City Municipal Council rejected a permit for building a Greek Catholic church. A few years later, a member of parliament said he would submit a law to prohibit all church construction. A delegation of Kuwaitis was then sent to Saudi Arabia––which legally prohibits any Christian worship–– to consult with the Grand Mufti, the highest authority on Islamic law in the birthplace of Islam, the Arabian Peninsula.

The Mufti announced that it is “necessary to destroy all the churches of the region,” a statement ignored in the West until Ibrahim reported it. Imagine the media’s vehement outrage and condemnation if the Pope in Rome had called for the destruction of all the mosques in Italy. The absence of any Western condemnation or even reaction to the Mufti’s statement was stunning. Is there no limit to our tolerance of Islam?

Moreover, it is in Egypt––yet another beneficiary of American money and support–– that the harassment and murder of Christians are particularly intense. Partly this reflects the large number of Coptic Christians, the some sixteen million descendants of the Egyptian Christians who were conquered by Arab armies in 640 A.D.

Since the fall of Mubarak, numerous Coptic churches have been attacked by Muslim mobs. Most significant is the destruction of St. George’s church in Edfu in September 2011. Illustrating the continuity of mob violence with government policy, the chief of Edfu’s intelligence unit was observed directing the mob that destroyed the church.

The rest of the history

Are there any pictures of Michelle pleading for the end of the slaughter of Christians by Muslims?

14 posted on 05/13/2014 10:50:50 AM PDT by Dqban22
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