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While Obama slept
American Thinker ^ | September 26, 2009 | Ed Lasky

Posted on 09/26/2009 10:15:35 AM PDT by Ooh-Ah

We now know that Barack Obama  has sat  for almost a year on the information regarding Iran's "secret" nuclear plant. His hand was forced yesterday by the Iranians who were the ones that went public with the information when it appeared to them that their security had been breached. This led to Barack Obama disclosing the previously withheld information regarding the plant. The Iranians kept the plant secret and Obama aided them by his silence. So much for the transparency promise.

What damage has been caused by Obama's withholding this information from the world?

Instead of focusing his attention and efforts on Iran - a major geopolitical problem - he chose focus his efforts...where, exactly? The stimulus bill was cooked up by Congress; his health care reform efforts are stalled; cap and trade seems D.O.A. Instead of using his impressive rhetorical ability and his bully pulpit to focus on Iran, he bullied Israel over settlements and castigated and insulted American businessmen, Republicans, town hall resisters, doctors, policemen, and a wider range of Americans (and America).

Yet, he praised the Islamic Republic of Iran and apologized for America's actions in the Middle East. He held out his hand to a regime that denies the Holocaust while plotting to commit another one, and has a history of lying repeatedly to the international community while murdering away around the world (including its own citizens, uh..subjects).

Obama has given Iran more time to develop nuclear weapons. But is there more damage that Obama has caused?

He has allowed Iran time and wiggle room to escape the brunt of the one type of sanction that once held promise to restrain Iran: crafting and enforcing sanctions on companies and nations that export refined gas to Iran (Iran has been unable to build its own refinery capacity to meet the needs of a rapidly expanding population. That is what happens when you turn industry over to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards; they make American government bureaucrats seem efficient).

In the last year, threats of sanctions on those few companies and nations that supply Iran with gasoline and heating oil have been partially effective. But the serious pressure would have come from sanctions passed by Congress. Had this bill passed other nation's may have been persuaded to follow America in sanctioning the regime.

There has been a bill in Congress - the Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act - that has been bottled up by Howard Berman, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, in deference to Obama's "diplomacy", Now it appears that Congressman Berman is piqued that Barack Obama had information regarding Iran's duplicity and hid it from prying eyes. Berman writes an op-ed in today's Washington Post indicating that he intends to move on the bill in the coming months.

But it may be too late, and this fact shows the damage Obama has caused by withholding information from the American people and the world community.

In the past few months , Iran has arranged to import gasoline from other nations (China and Venezuela, among them) that will be less susceptible to pressure from America. Refineries are being built in Iran with Chinese help. Syria, Iran's ally, is building refineries with Venezuelan help. The months that Obama has given Iran - with nothing but venom and braggadocio in return - has given Iran leeway to diversify its sources of oil. Its Achilles Heel is no longer very vulnerable. The Iranians have taken countermeasures to eviscerate the threat and potency of sanctions.

As Helen Thomas might say, Thank you, Mr. President.


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bhonukes; china; education; enemywithin; glennbeck; government; healthcare; impeach; iran; iraniannukes; islam; israel; liar; military; miscalleneous; nukes; obama; obamacare; palin; politics; religion; syria; terrorism; traitor; venezuela; veterans; waronterror; youlie
The real "damage" was not because he withheld info, but the actions he took knowing this information.
1 posted on 09/26/2009 10:15:35 AM PDT by Ooh-Ah
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To: Ooh-Ah

If there is a choice between Iran and the USA, Obama will choose Iran. Bank on it.


2 posted on 09/26/2009 10:18:33 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: Ooh-Ah
CAll in Valerie Plame to reveal Obamas secret campaign against America.Were is former Ambassador Wilson, will he not act to expose the Obama secret Agenda?Were are the leaks from the Libtards at CIA, that would have informed us? The Result is that Obama is no longer a player in the Iran nukes vs.Free World saga.

Obama had a chance to take the bully pulpit on the issue at the UN, but handed it over to Bibi, who is now the leader of the Free World.

All Obama has for international support is a cadre of Muslim dictators who have their own plans, and are only humoring Obama. They want a World Wide Calphate, with Sharia Law for all.

Obama is a kid in a sand box telling the world what it must do? Based on what? That his skin is dark. That he is "special?" He has no respect from the rest of the free world, nor from Russia or China. He has no bully pulpit, and no record of diplomatic achievement to support his strident, embarassing pronouncements on Iranian complicity to arm itself with nuclear IEDs, that he knew about all along. Yet he refused to use his knowledge at the UN?.Sarah Palin could have done better.

Obamas pronouncements on international affairs, voiced in tones of self-induced gravitas are a laughing stock.Obama is acting like a tin hat dictator, and so the free world ignores him, and bides its time for this unfit prig to simply pass from his little corner of the World Stage, given him only out of courtesy to his predecessors.

Bibi is now the leader of the free world. Obama, listening to his neo-colonial , black power , anti-imperialist, leftist-socialist advisors missed his chance at the UN to actually show the World that he was indeed a genuine American.Instead he floated an appeasement policy to a bunch of tin pot dictators and tyrants.

Bibi had to do the job FOR Obama, who forevermore will remember how close to greatness he was, but for the advice of his leftist stable hands.

Obama was merely a bat boy at the World Series, who carried water for the losing team.

Go home now Obama, and practise licking the hand of the enemy. Thats all you got bro.!

4 posted on 09/26/2009 10:23:26 AM PDT by Candor7 (The effective weapons against Fascism are ridicule, derision, and truth (Member NRA)
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To: Ooh-Ah

"Obama Obama shifts FBI from Counter Terrorism to Fraud"

"Victims of Cole bombing upset
"A top officer slammed Obama's decision to seek the withdrawal of charges against the 2000 suspected U.S.S. Cole ship bomber."
>

"Impeach Obama Says Sister of Cole Sailor Killed in Terror Attacks
"The sister of Seaman James McDaniels, a sailor killed in the terror attack on the U.S.S. Cole wants President Barack Hussein Obama impeached
over his decision to withdraw charges against the al Qaeda mastermind of the attack."

"Mother of USS Cole Sailor Declines Obama-meet, Says "I Voted for the Wrong Person"
"After Obama dropped the charges against the suspect in the bombing of the USS Cole,
he asked the families of the victims in that tragedy to meet with him.
One mother refused, and now says,"I voted for the wrong person."


5 posted on 09/26/2009 10:24:11 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: Ooh-Ah

Yeah, he was going to have a “dialog” with Iran. And now the administration is saying that Obama timed his disclosure about the reactor for maximum political impact. Right.


6 posted on 09/26/2009 10:27:22 AM PDT by dr_who
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To: Ooh-Ah

Too many opportunities to post this quote lately...

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague”.”

~~Marcus Tullius Cicero


7 posted on 09/26/2009 10:27:48 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Obama's Blackberry, who's on the other end?)
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To: Ooh-Ah
What??? So in essence he helped enable them by remaining silent at the time insisting we reduce our defenses?
8 posted on 09/26/2009 10:27:55 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk
So in essence he helped enable them by remaining silent at the time insisting we reduce our defenses?

He's a one termer for sure. Can the country survive another 3 years?

9 posted on 09/26/2009 10:30:47 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: jersey117
He's a one termer for sure. Can the country survive another 3 years?

No

10 posted on 09/26/2009 10:31:35 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Obama's Blackberry, who's on the other end?)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Yep...his arabic-muslim brethern and his Imam controllers from which he got the bulk of his money.

Just to ramble on, in my research of the Obamessiah beginning in early 2007, after reading ‘Dreams’ where he declares seeking out the culture and religion of his father, I looked at where his father came from, the Luo tribe of Kenya.

The Luo’s in fact, are not indigenous black people of Kenya, but are in fact immigrants from Ethiopia, arabic/muslims of the tribe of Dan, exiled there after some kind of religious disputes wayyyy back yonder.

Obamessiah only has maybe one black gene from intermarriage or possibly just intercourse in his father’s family with pro’bly a Kenyan slave somewhere in the back years. His father whom he chose to model himself after is in fact, an arabic/muslim. And those are the genes he dreams of from his ancestry.

That’s why as a US senator in 2006, he went to Kenya and went on the stump for his cousin Raila Odinga of the Luo’s who eventually would up rounding up Christians in churches and setting them on fire, and chopping them in the head if they ran out to keep from burning.

It was the most chilling information to have while watching his takover of the DNC, and then marching across the US like the Nazi’s in Germany and finally winning the election.

Such a comfort knowing the man sitting in our White House condones the murder of Christians so his arabic/muslim cousin, Odinga, could finagle himself into duo control of Kenya.


11 posted on 09/26/2009 10:35:20 AM PDT by RowdyFFC (Nancy Pelosi...please deny her any health care....)
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To: Ooh-Ah

Very disturbing.

Can anyone now doubt that this guy is a danger to America?
Can’t wait for Cheney to say “I told you so.”


12 posted on 09/26/2009 10:36:54 AM PDT by smokingfrog (No man's life, liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session. I AM JIM THOMPSON)
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To: smokingfrog

cue menacing picture of Cheney in 3....2.........1


13 posted on 09/26/2009 10:42:09 AM PDT by wombtotomb (Equal opportunity does not mean equal OUTCOME!!)
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To: RowdyFFC

“That’s why as a US senator in 2006, he went to Kenya and went on the stump for his cousin Raila Odinga of the Luo’s who eventually would up rounding up Christians in churches and setting them on fire, and chopping them in the head if they ran out to keep from burning.”

I had read this too. Obama has massive amounts of blood on his hands already. He plans on a lot more. I did my own research
on Obama in the spring of 08. In a few hours, I knew he was a Chicago thug, and a communist. But Americans were too busy watching football to do their own research, which was readily available all over the internet.


14 posted on 09/26/2009 10:42:15 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: Ooh-Ah

Why is this not getting reported anywhere else?


15 posted on 09/26/2009 10:47:54 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: RowdyFFC

AND, of course you will NEVER hear the Obamessiah take responsibility for his Luo arabic/muslim ancestors selling the indigenous black people of Kenya into the slave markets on the road to Mombassa.

Do you reckon he has ever preached reparations to his own people over there in Kenya, or apologize for their having been partially responsible for the slave markets in the US?


16 posted on 09/26/2009 10:58:30 AM PDT by RowdyFFC (Nancy Pelosi...please deny her any health care....)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

TREACHERY!!!


17 posted on 09/26/2009 11:01:57 AM PDT by Jazz1968
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Yes, one of the first places I was led to was an expose by Evelyn Pringle on OpEdNews, where she went into great detail on his corruption activites with Rezko and the arabic/muslim cadre in Chicago, writing letters to help Rezko’s restaurant business garner major food services in the airports and federal and state buildings...helping Rezko get government money to build the slums, etc.

It was like walking into a den of horror researching this man.

Of course I got banned from the CBS comments website about 300 times for posting what I was finding...it was hilarious and pathetic at the same time.


18 posted on 09/26/2009 11:19:00 AM PDT by RowdyFFC (Nancy Pelosi...please deny her any health care....)
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To: Ooh-Ah

‘Guess obamination is hanging up on those 3 AM phone calls.


19 posted on 09/26/2009 11:23:14 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: Ooh-Ah

I think the C.I.A. said WAKE UP AMERICA YOU ARE SURELY BEING DECEIVED!


20 posted on 09/26/2009 11:47:21 AM PDT by Freddd
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To: RowdyFFC

“It was like walking into a den of horror researching this man.”

Yes it was. Obama has been a criminal for many years. Govt. loan fraud, and the like. His handlers have wiped his entire life off the face of the earth. That includes his communist writings at Columbia and Harvard.


21 posted on 09/26/2009 12:25:50 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: RowdyFFC

I thought the Dan tribe were Jews?


22 posted on 09/26/2009 1:09:44 PM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet!)
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To: Ooh-Ah

It wasn’t while he slept. That implies a lack of knowledge. It was while he played golf, took his family on vacation, and gave frothy interviews to the adoring press, all with full knowledge of the situation. And, when he managed to mention Iran, he lied and said they were of no threat.


23 posted on 09/26/2009 1:13:35 PM PDT by keepitreal ( Don't tread on me.)
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To: keepitreal

I nominate this as post of the day.


24 posted on 09/26/2009 1:45:44 PM PDT by hyperconservative (Pray, read,share info and fight.)
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To: RowdyFFC
CBS might not want obama's history posted and talked about, but I bet Beck would do a great time line expose on him, with quotes, chalk board notes and connection arrows and lots of pictures for us to see and make the links real in our heads.

Of course, obama and his obamatrons would have Beck killed Chicago-style (aspirin suicide?)...

25 posted on 09/26/2009 1:51:15 PM PDT by GBA
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To: wxgesr

It is believed that the lost tribe of Dan was exiled when the Assyrians destroyed the Kingdom of Israel most likely over religious beliefs and denial to tow the line of the old Jewish religion. Many of them claiming ascendency of the tribe of Dan were later found in Ethiopia...remember, Dan never really had land, they were the tribe of ships...and they also were noted for their pagan practices, remember, that’s why God had the kingdom destroyed.

They were Jews, but they were heavy into paganism.

If you really want to get squirrely, which I did in researching the tribe of Dan, and it kinda gave me chills...is that in Revelations, it describes the six fake antiChrists some of which will be descendents of the tribe of Dan...ROFL!

At one time I was wondering how so many people could be so mesmerized by Obama, could believe his lies and refuse to believe his corruption...so when I was researching the tribe of Dan...I really got wonked out when it said that some of the six fake antiChrists that will appear before the real one, and would be descendents of the tribe of Dan, and many of the tribe of Dan immigrated into Kenya and became the Luo tribe and you know who is a direct descendent of the Luo tribe...I had to cut my computer off and quite reading, because every picture I saw of the Obamessiah started appearing to me with forked tongue and eyes ablaze!!!! lmao!

The vageries of one’s imagination gone wilddddddddd. :)


26 posted on 09/26/2009 2:01:51 PM PDT by RowdyFFC (Nancy Pelosi...please deny her any health care....)
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To: RowdyFFC

Thank you, very interesting.


27 posted on 09/26/2009 2:34:39 PM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet!)
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To: Ooh-Ah

Treason.

Tatt


28 posted on 09/26/2009 2:41:25 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." DorothyBernard)
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To: Ooh-Ah

bump


29 posted on 09/26/2009 2:48:04 PM PDT by Freee-dame
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To: opentalk
Why is this not getting reported anywhere else?

Oh, I don't know...let me pick a random quote...

Thessalonians 2:11
For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

30 posted on 09/26/2009 2:56:39 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: RowdyFFC

The Danoi:

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Ancient-Classical-History-2715/Danoi-Tribe-Dan.htm

The Naked Archaeologist, Simcha Jacobvici, looked into the tribe of Dan. I forget which episode. Really like his work.

http://www.historyinternational.com/nakedarchaeologist//


31 posted on 09/26/2009 7:34:09 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: Ooh-Ah

Bumping, with thanks for this thread....lots of work has gone into it. I DO so appreciate it.


32 posted on 09/27/2009 12:02:22 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (BG x 2 (and a heartbeat was heard today....))
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To: jersey117

no


33 posted on 09/27/2009 12:57:33 AM PDT by expatguy (Support "An American Expat in Southeast Asia" - DONATE)
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