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Dick Cheney: Our Allies Donít Trust Us, Our Enemies Donít Fear Us
Ammoland ^ | 7 December, 2012 | AWR Hawkins

Posted on 12/09/2012 5:01:15 AM PST by marktwain

Washington DC - -(Ammoland.com)- During comments at the 2012 Herman Khan Award Dinner in New York last night, former VP Dick Cheney criticized Obama’s Middle East policy and what he perceives as the projection of U.S. weakness instead of U.S. strength.

Cheney said the Middle East is moving in a direction “fundamentally hostile to U.S. interests” and “the U.S. is increasingly unable to influence events there.” Cheney believes our inability to influence is largely tied to the fact that Obama is “headed for the exit” in Afghanistan.

The former VP then reminded his audience of Obama’s “apology” tour to the Middle East in 2009, and said Obama’s approach to Syria has been indicative of our projection of weakness over the last four years.

Specifically, regarding Syria, he said it appears Obama “will take [no] actions besides hope.”

In concluding his remarks, Cheney made it clear that even now, we have people who are planning to attack us “with deadlier weapons that 19 hijackers and boxcutters.”

He said “our allies don’t trust us and our enemies don’t fear us.” And that just about sums it up.

About: AWR Hawkins writes for all the BIG sites, for Pajamas Media, for RedCounty.com, for Townhall.com and now AmmoLand Shooting Sports News.

His southern drawl is frequently heard discussing his take on current events on radio shows like America’s Morning News, the G. Gordon Liddy Show, the Ken Pittman Show, and the NRA’s Cam & Company, among others. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal (summer 2010), and he holds a PhD in military history from Texas Tech University.

If you have questions or comments, email him at awr@awrhawkins.com. You can find him on facebook at www.facebook.com/awr.hawkins.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; cheney; foreign; middleeast
We are headed for difficult times.
1 posted on 12/09/2012 5:01:24 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Yes, we are. Breitbart had a video up with some crazy mixing sarin gas..included a demonstration on two rabbits, threatening larger populations. Looked like he had plenty of the stuff. I don’t know what language the bottles were written in (they also had English on them) but an expert may be able to determine their origin.

0bama and the rest of the Left owes Bush an apology re: WMD but we’ll never hear it. The nutcases that have them will use them. TOugh times doesn’t begin to describe that kind of horror.


2 posted on 12/09/2012 5:07:50 AM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: marktwain

If Dick had put more time in helping to run the country instead of doing the politically correct thing there would not be a Bronco Bama in what is now called the White Hut!

He and George made matters worse and allowed the central socialist government to grow thereby paving Bama’s path to glory.


3 posted on 12/09/2012 5:22:36 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: IbJensen

Balderdash...... failed Monday morning quarterbacking by a Basketball forward


4 posted on 12/09/2012 5:32:35 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: marktwain

Unfortunat­­­­ely, in 1948, General George Marshall and Defense Secretary James Forrestal were right about the Middle East and oil supplies.

Secretary of State George Marshall predicted terrorist attacks on Americans and an endless war between Arabs and Israel.
Defense Secretary James Forrestal predicted threats to oil supplies.

They were right.
10,500 Americans have been killed and 50,000 wounded since 1973 because of the Middle East.
16,000 soldiers are catastrophically wounded.
There have been 4 oil crisis followed by 4 economic recessions since 1973.
Western intelligence sources have told The Guardian that the Saudi monarchy has paid for up to 60% of the Pakistani nuclear programme. Pakistan is estimated to have about 100 nuclear weapons.


5 posted on 12/09/2012 5:39:34 AM PST by Laurent.w
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To: marktwain

Our one saving grace is large oceans bordering us on the east and the west and relatively benign neighbors north and south.

If we were Switzerland we’d be history...


6 posted on 12/09/2012 6:34:35 AM PST by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: marktwain

With a C-I-C who is a friend of our enemies and an enemy of our friends why wouldn’t Dick Cheney be correct in making this statement?


7 posted on 12/09/2012 6:48:45 AM PST by izzatzo
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To: IbJensen

There is a lot Republican voters do not know about Dick Cheney.

If you go on the site, ’Gulag Bound’, there is a great video of Cheney as VP, giving a speech to the Council on Foreign Relations.

He fields a question from one of the head Fabian socialists, David Rockefeller.

Cheney reveals in his own words how he kept the fact that he was the head of the CFR from his Wyoming constituents, knowing full well they wouldn’t approve.

This was the first I heard about Cheney heading one of the leading organizations pushing for a One World Government.

Dick Cheney is nowhere near as Conservative as he likes to portray himself.

This explains much of why Obama and the left’s agenda are pushed ahead, even though Republicans could have stopped all of it.

It also explains why the Republicans Party establishment has no problem attacking Palin, but nary a word of protest against Obama, unless they are running for re-election.

Truth is, it took a Hell of a lot of arrogance and stupidity to believe we could nation build a medieval Muslim nation like Afghanistan.

It is a place where family and clan mean more than the nation as a whole. It will have to change from inside.

Leaving Afghanistan will the smartest thing we do this decade except perhaps for bailing out of the Middle East in totality. Screw’em!


8 posted on 12/09/2012 6:49:36 AM PST by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: IbJensen
He and George made matters worse and allowed the central socialist government to grow thereby paving Bama’s path to glory.

Yep. I'm sure Bush and Cheney had the best of intentions. But they had eight years to destroy radical islam; didn't get it done. And they had eight years to reduce the size of the federal government; didn't get it done.

9 posted on 12/09/2012 6:51:26 AM PST by Leaning Right
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To: marktwain

Times have really changed. The public has no appetite left for Middle East invasions. Sometimes it’s too easy and sometimes it’s too hard. The American public must look erratic to the rest of the world.


10 posted on 12/09/2012 7:12:18 AM PST by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: Tau Food
Times have really changed. The public has no appetite left for Middle East invasions. Sometimes it’s too easy and sometimes it’s too hard. The American public must look erratic to the rest of the world.

It is because what the MSM tells the American populace has little to do with reality. The MSM has done a great deal to turn our victories into defeats, because a Republican was president at the time.

11 posted on 12/09/2012 7:32:46 AM PST by marktwain
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To: IbJensen
If Dick had put more time in helping to run the country instead of doing the politically correct thing there would not be a Bronco Bama in what is now called the White Hut!

I wouldn't fault Cheney - it would have been a betrayal of sorts had he undercut Bush and it would have caused more problems for us (if more problems even equates these days). The ticket was ass-backwards - Cheney should have been at the top of the ticket.

12 posted on 12/09/2012 7:33:08 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: marktwain

It is hard to see any light at the end of the tunnel, especially with the bamaClaus tunnel, but having lived through dem regimes since Truman, there is still a flicker if we look closely.

What Cheney describes can not be argued against, it is fact.Even warmonger LBJ put us in the same spot as does nobama, because dem Administrations seem to have a hatered for the military (thus world power and peace through strength), maybe because they see it as a fat plum they can divert to voter buying with penny-ante treats and fatcat graft for their own pockets.

That flickering light is that every one of theses wasteful dem regimes have eventually been replaced by the voters with more sensical and fiscally responsible GOP administrations, who have each time been able to at least partly right the ship.


13 posted on 12/09/2012 8:06:27 AM PST by X-spurt (Ted Cruz for President of the Republic of Texas)
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To: SatinDoll

Horse hockey!


14 posted on 12/09/2012 8:09:29 AM PST by X-spurt (Ted Cruz for President of the Republic of Texas)
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To: marktwain

Not quite.

Our former allies don’t trust us.

Our new allies trust us. Russia, China, Iran, Venezuela, Cuba, Zimbabwe, Sudan, and, soon, North Korea.


15 posted on 12/09/2012 11:05:27 AM PST by DPMD
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To: trebb

Remember that Cheney was a dyed-in-the-wool, card-carrying member of the one world government touting CFR, which he kept from his Wyoming constituency.

There’s no question in my mind that he and George W. paved the way for Obama.

Who in the hell ever thought that Americans would elect and re-elect a dubious fruitcake named Barack Hussein Obama?

The jokes on us and future generations. All America will eventually look like Detroit, Michigan.

All muslims and taco crunchers welcome to a loafer’s paradise.


16 posted on 12/10/2012 3:49:35 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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