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Obama's Middle East Policy Is in Ruins (Germans GET IT)
der spiegel ^ | 9/14/2012 | ds

Posted on 09/14/2012 7:14:23 AM PDT by barryobi

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

"The murder of an ambassador in Libya and the attacks on US diplomatic missions in other Arab countries is sure to strengthen the skepticism that more than a few Americans feel toward Muslims and the political changes brought by the Arab revolutions. The deeply held American belief that all you have to do is liberate people from serfdom and dictatorship, and then democracy and a market economy will develop more or less on their own, burned to ash in the trial by fire of Iraq. A fact that academics and historically informed diplomats have always known can now be observed throughout the Arab world: Deeply ingrained cultural attitudes do not change simply because one political regime replaces another. In the long process of building a democratic society, it is not possible to simply skip stages."

TBerliner Zeitung writes

"The attacks on US embassies and consulates in the Arab world can not be justified in any way. If it turns out that al-Qaida is behind the attacks, as some US officials suspect, then they are acts of terrorism committed under the guise of religion. If they turn out to be uncoordinated actions by angry believers, then they are an expression of a frightening ignorance. A crazy individual US citizen has uploaded a movie onto the Internet which denigrates the Prophet Muhammad. The US government can not be held responsible for that. But that clearly does not help US President Barack Obama very much. He has to bear the political consequences of the recent events"

"Four years ago, Obama pledged to seek reconciliation with the Muslim world. Now, it is doubtful whether he has succeeded. The US and its European allies now have to ask themselves how much support they still enjoy in the countries of the Arab Spring."

(Excerpt) Read more at spiegel.de ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cairo; carterisobama; emptychair; libya; obama; obamaiscarter; obamaisclinton
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Wake up America, the rest of the western world has realized how foolish and dangerous our POTUS's mideast policy is. MSM or not, anyone with a brain can see Obama is not fit for office.
1 posted on 09/14/2012 7:14:28 AM PDT by barryobi
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To: barryobi

Warm up the big blue airplane for another apology tour.
Iceland, Finland, then a weekend in Belgium ?


2 posted on 09/14/2012 7:18:32 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: barryobi

NOT TRUE!

You actually have to have a policy to ruin it.


3 posted on 09/14/2012 7:18:32 AM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: barryobi
Europe loves Obama and were complicit in the Nato mission to Libya.
4 posted on 09/14/2012 7:19:04 AM PDT by what's up
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To: barryobi

I feel like we’re in the Soviet Union, and the only place to get the truth about our country is from outside.


5 posted on 09/14/2012 7:19:49 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: barryobi

This is what happens when you put a golfin’ & partyin’ boy into a man’s job.

Eventually, the incompetence catches up - and that’s what we’re seeing now with the Blue-lipped Kenyan Usurper.

Thank God this clown will be out in 4 months.


6 posted on 09/14/2012 7:20:11 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: barryobi
OBAMA pRESIDENCY. If re-elected there will only be ashes!
7 posted on 09/14/2012 7:24:38 AM PDT by mardi59 (ROMNEY/RYAN 2012)
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To: barryobi
The deeply held American belief that all you have to do is liberate people from serfdom and dictatorship, and then democracy and a market economy will develop more or less on their own, burned to ash in the trial by fire of Iraq.

Correction: The deeply held Democrat and MSM belief that all you have to do is liberate people from serfdom and dictatorship, and then democracy and a market economy will develop more or less on their own, burned to ash ...

8 posted on 09/14/2012 7:24:38 AM PDT by GOPJ (first they came for those clinging to their guns and religion, and I did not speak out....)
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To: barryobi

You can lead people to freedom, but you can’t make them free.


9 posted on 09/14/2012 7:26:28 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: barryobi

“He has to bear the political consequences of the recent events”

Wow...don’t tell our presstitutes for Obama that. They are trying to shift the blame for Obama’s obvious foreign policy failure to Mitt Romney! Truly despicable behavior on the part of U.S. media.


10 posted on 09/14/2012 7:29:01 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: listenhillary

That is a brilliant line.


11 posted on 09/14/2012 7:29:35 AM PDT by Crcl1
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To: dfwgator

Agree, they’re a bunch of liars here. Even the leftist Independent and De Spiegel give us news/opinions we can mull over and decide for ourselves. Our bunch of liars make it up like we’re all idiots. They forget we have a voice today and it’s getting louder and louder.


12 posted on 09/14/2012 7:29:49 AM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: what's up

Not merely complicit, the Europeans DROVE the NATO policy because they depended on Libyan oil.


13 posted on 09/14/2012 7:31:11 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- now the REAL work begins!)
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To: barryobi

Der Spiegel if my memory is correct caters to the Liberals of Hamburg. Wow, if they are against Obama, then something isn’t right.

“anyone with a brain can see Obama is not fit for office”......................... That’s our major problem, the brainless zombies vote. Its not a case of what Obama will do, its a case of what will Obama give me as far as they are concerned. Its not a question of us (USA), its a question of me.


14 posted on 09/14/2012 7:31:44 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Who we elect is not as important as who they bring in with them.)
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To: holdonnow
Mark Levin has been trying to educate the public to this for years:

A fact that academics and historically informed diplomats have always known can now be observed throughout the Arab world: Deeply ingrained cultural attitudes do not change simply because one political regime replaces another. In the long process of building a democratic society, it is not possible to simply skip stages."

15 posted on 09/14/2012 7:31:56 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: bronxville

I don’t know where I heard this,,Savage or Rush but one of them said “ They will always hate us, they have to fear us” This simple sentence should be the the basis for all foreign policy dealing with the Middle East.


16 posted on 09/14/2012 7:33:37 AM PDT by rocketmag
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To: barryobi
America has been asleep too long and King Obama, our communists black Muslim, has destroyed much of America. At least half of Americans are fools and as long as he feeds them they will follow him like sheep to the slaughter. As the new saying goes: Huston, we are fuc#ed.
17 posted on 09/14/2012 7:34:07 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: GOPJ

I know one stupid comment we’re are probably going to hear pretty soon from the liberals is that the right wing and Romney are behind the attacks. I can see Obama with his staff sitting around a table trying to come up with lies and convoluted stories to spin whatevers the acts of terrorism as being caused by the right. I’m making the prediction because I know there’s no way he will relinquish his power and will lie, cheat,andsteal to keep itwith whatever means necessary even if it means assassinating people to keep their mouths shut. Cant wait to see all the books written by his staff that detail the level of corruption and deception he was involved in after he’s removed from office.


18 posted on 09/14/2012 7:34:51 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: barryobi

Look, folks, Obama must go, and....the Democrat Party must be the unit that removes him from office and fires Hillary Clinton and Leon Panetta. The Dems should march down to the White House today, and demand that Obama resign immediately. And...if he does not resign, then the Dems should immediately began action to impeach him.

The blood of our tortured and murdered public servants drips from Obama’s & Clinton’s inept, anti-American hands!!! The “four” Americans slaughtered because of Obama’s inept weakness and failure to give them protection were worth one hundred times what both Obama & Clinton are worth. May both Obama & Clinton burn and rot in hell for eternity for causing the deaths of these fine, young, patriotic Americans. They both belong in bonding kinship with likes of the Devil himself!!!

And....friends, if the Dems take no action, we should defeat everyone of them at the polls, come November 6, 2012!!! ABO!!!


19 posted on 09/14/2012 7:35:41 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: barryobi

“A crazy individual US citizen has uploaded a movie onto the Internet which denigrates the Prophet Muhammad.”

Yeah, you’d have to be crazy to denigrate a war-mongering pedophile.


20 posted on 09/14/2012 7:35:51 AM PDT by Magic Fingers (Political correctness mutates in order to remain virulent.)
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