Skip to comments.Consequences of Obama weakness: Evil advances when America isnít feared or respected
Posted on 09/12/2012 1:51:09 PM PDT by bestintxas
The murder of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens in Libya on Wednesday is the direct consequence of President Obamas weakness as a leader. His administrations support of Islamist uprisings across the Middle East have led to a destabilized region where radical anti-Americanism is running rampant. The images being transmitted across the planet today give a glimpse of what the world looks like absent strong U.S. leadership in international affairs: Rioting mobs ripping down the American flag from our embassy in Cairo and a diplomats brutalized body being dragged through the streets of Benghazi. These are not isolated incidents but the predictable result of four years of Mr. Obama meekly trying to lead from behind.
Machiavelli famously wrote that it is much safer to be feared than loved. For most of the past century, the United States has pursued consistent policies so Washington didnt have to choose between the two and simultaneously generated feelings of love for the freedom we espoused and fear for the consequences of raising our ire. The loyalty shown to Americans by nations freed from communist oppression behind the Iron Curtain is an example of the respect our country gained by consistently standing against tyranny anywhere in the world.
Libya in the 1980s is a perfect example of the respect gained by making evildoers pay the price for provoking the most powerful nation on Earth. After Americans were killed in terrorist attacks in Europe, more than 30 U.S. warplanes were launched to hammer targets in Tripoli and Benghazi. Hellfire poured down on military targets and command centers holding those responsible for backing the terrorists who caused the American deaths.
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Fear is the biggest human motivator, only after love.
And I do not think people love this guy they elected 4 years ago nearly as much now.
When you’re dealing with a supremacist worldview,
there is no “be nice to them and they’ll leave you alone” policy that will work.
The left doesn’t get this. They’re too concerned with “getting those fundies (Christians)”
Yes, imagine what the dogs who did this will do as they consolidate power, even get nuclear weapons???
And as America gets weaker under Obama, who is disarming us. They dream of killing millions of us.
Oh yeah, media, let’s criticize Mitt Romney today.
We were told that America was not respected in the world because of the allegedly reckless policies of Bush. We were told lots of things by liberals, but they centered around how America would be loved and respected in the world again because of Obama.
Obama did his outreach to the Arab/Muslim world. He supported Arab Spring.
Against this backdrop, we see the Muslim radicals are taking over these countries involved in Arab spring revolutions. Obama praised these movements as steps towards freedom and democracy in these countries, as they overthrew dictatorial regimes.
Instead, we see that these countries are evolving into Muslim dictatorships instead. And, clearly there is no love or respect for America in these places, even after Obama supported their revolutions.
So, against this backdrop, and the events of yesterday, it’s worth asking if Obama knows what he is doing. Does he understand what’s happening in that part of the world? Does he understand that in spite of his best efforts, America is no more respected in the world than when the “evil” Bush was president?
Does he understand that you can’t appease these Al Qaeda types???????
Evil advances much easier when evil is in charge.
Both are Traitor Losers who hate America!
Jimmy Carter's presidency was doomed by the Iranian hostage crisis after the US embassy in Tehran was stormed by Islamist extremists following the Iranian revolution.
A year after the 52 Americans were taken hostage, Carter lost the 1980 election. The hostages were released just as President Ronald Reagan, who defeated Carter, was sworn in.
Thanks to RushIsMyTeddyBear and Focaulut's Pendulum and for finding these morphing graphic art realities!
The similarities to Carter continue.
Evil is advancing around the globe, as fast as the US is retreating, while US Embassies are attacked, and the liberal president sits on his hands and worries about what other people in other countries think.
This could be a landslide.
"You want to know why we have an Arab Spring? Barack Obama has laid the table for an Arab Spring by demonstrating weakness from the United States of America," she said. "The No. 1 duty of the president is to be the commander-in-chief."
The Islamic march towards Israel continues....With Barry Hussein and the drunken hag Hillary Clinton aiding & abetting.
“...The murder of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens in Libya on Wednesday is the direct consequence of President Obamas weakness as a leader....”
Bears repeating, over and over and over again, by every talk radio host, by Romney’s campaign folks and surrogates, and ultimately by Romney himself.
We have Dead Americans because of this tool.
Well, not exactly. There was that little matter of Pan Am 103 where he murdered 270, including 189 Americans.
People DIED, Obama LIED.
Michelle Bachmann is the Joe McCarthy of our age, disgraced for saying over-the-top unsupportable things that the liberals find outrageous. And as with mcCarthy, there will be some State Dept secrets released 4 decades hence that prove she was right after all.
Khadafi decided it was time to clean up his act shorttly after Saddam swung from the end of a rope.
It might not have been exactly that time. But, after he saw was the US could do and did to Iraq and Afghanistan in the wake of 9/11, he knew he might be next.
Since evil knows it will be accomidated it will grow.
“When evil knows it will be accommodated, it will grow”