Skip to comments.How Obama & friends helped 'advance' the Middle East
Posted on 10/19/2012 5:23:18 AM PDT by Former Fetus
The operational, intelligence and political fiascos that led to and followed the September 11 jihadist assault on the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya all derive from the same problem. That problem is the failure of US President Barack Obama's conceptual framework for understanding the Middle East.
The Islamic revolutionary wave sweeping across the Arab world has rent asunder the foundations of the US alliance system in the Middle East. But due to Obama's ideological commitment to an anti-American conceptual framework for understanding Middle Eastern politics his administration cannot see what is happening. That framework places the blame for all or most of the pathologies of the Muslim world on the US and Israel.
Another failure, also deriving from Obama's embrace of the anti-American and anti-Israel foreign policy narrative, is also wreaking havoc on the region. And like the conceptual failure that led to the murderous attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, this conceptual failure will also come back to haunt America.
This second false conceptual framework argues that the root of instability in the region stems from the absence of formal treaties of peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors. It claims that the way to pacify the radical regional forces is to pressure Israel to make concessions in land and legitimacy to its neighbors.
Obama is not unique for his embrace of this conceptual framework for US Middle East policy. He is just the latest in a long line of US presidents to adopt it.
At the same time the concept that peace processes and treaties ensure peace and stability collapsed completely during Obama's tenure in office. So what makes Obama unique is that he is the first president to cling to this policy framework since it was wholly discredited.
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Obama has now given us a dozen new “Irans” across the middle east.
Just like the way Carter gave a deposed Shah and 40 years of a terrorist Iran...
The kenyan is under the illusion that Moslems stick together and that a Moslem head of State in the USA would automatically get co-operation from the umma. The President went to a lot of college but he seems to have neglected real history altogether.
And still stupid liberal jews in AMericq will send him money and votes.
If this guy had been elected during the Cold War the Wall would have been torn down for completely different reasons...our surrender being the main.
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