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Middle East Exploding, and Obama Nowhere to Be Found
American Thinker ^ | December 13, 2012 | Elise Cooper

Posted on 12/13/2012 10:09:37 AM PST by jazusamo

Nations in the Middle East, some of whom were once allies of the U.S., appear to be defying America. This is very evident when reviewing the events over the past six months in Libya, Syria, Egypt, and Iraq, and also among the Palestinians. As former Vice President Dick Cheney stated, "[o]ur allies no longer trust us, or have confidence in us, and our adversaries no longer fear us." The problem is also that America's allies in the region are dwindling while its adversaries are increasing. American Thinker interviewed experts to get their opinion about this very important issue.

In Iraq, the government has ignored entreaties from the Obama administration and has freed a top Hezb'allah operative accused of murdering American soldiers. This was after Vice President Joe Biden phoned Prime Minister Maliki on November 13, urging him to hold the terrorist Ali Musa Daqduq accountable for his crimes. Also, earlier this month it was reported by U.S. officials that Iraq has allowed Iran to use Iraqi airspace to fly military personnel and weapons to Syria in civilian aircraft.

In Egypt, the day after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Egyptian President Morsi, Morsi instituted a power-grab. He issued decrees giving himself broad powers by effectively weakening the judiciary, and he pushed through a draft of the new constitution in just twenty-one hours. This draft basically sets Morsi up to become a dictator through several articles that will restrict the rights of women and minorities. Liberals, Coptic Christians, and women walked out as this constitution was drafted, and members of all of these groups have been demonstrating ever since. At a meeting to discuss the situation, there was only one liberal opposition politician who attended, while the other eight delegates were Islamists...

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: foreignpolicy; middleeast; obama
Obama is too busy sticking his nose into states matters here at home to worry about foreign policy.
1 posted on 12/13/2012 10:09:42 AM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

What do you expect from a community organizer, peace and love?


2 posted on 12/13/2012 10:10:44 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: jazusamo
Obama has only one priority, destroying the US economy.

Oh, and having a good time.

3 posted on 12/13/2012 10:13:10 AM PST by skeeter
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To: jazusamo

..he’s too busy working on HIS holiday special prancing around with PSY.


4 posted on 12/13/2012 10:15:15 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Hotlanta Mike

He’s prepping for his multi-million dollar vacation in Hawaii , at taxpayers expense.
You don’t think that just because he helped to fund and arm a war that he would be arround , would you ?
Look at what he did ..( or didn’t do ).. at Benghazi !


5 posted on 12/13/2012 10:16:13 AM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt ("A Nation of Sheep will beget a Government of Wolves." --- Edward R. Murrow)
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To: jazusamo

Zero’s getting ready for his Hawaii vacation.


6 posted on 12/13/2012 10:16:28 AM PST by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

Looking for Obama? Did anyone try the Green Room on the set for The View?


7 posted on 12/13/2012 10:16:56 AM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: skeeter
Yep, and he and Michelle are accomplishing it.
8 posted on 12/13/2012 10:17:17 AM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Barack Hussein Mountain Dew Comacho Obama’s response?

Burn Baby Burn.


9 posted on 12/13/2012 10:18:02 AM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: jazusamo

Somebody wheel out Colin Powell and ask him if his “you break it, you bought it” rule that he and the media thought was so witty applies to the Obama or is that only for Republicans.


10 posted on 12/13/2012 10:19:58 AM PST by Governor William J. LePetomane (The affairs of state must take precedent over the affairs of state.)
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To: jazusamo
He must be busy doing whatever it was that earned him the Peace Nobel Prize…
11 posted on 12/13/2012 10:20:03 AM PST by cartan
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To: jazusamo
But what about the muslim spring thing? They told us that flowers were blooming all over. The birds were singing louder. The sun was shining brighter. Where's the fragrant spring breeze they talked about? Where is all the celebration?

When do we get to see the muslim spring thing Hillary and Oboma created? Is this suppose to be it???? If so, what's so great about it?

12 posted on 12/13/2012 10:20:47 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: jazusamo

I hope nobody here is surprised by this.


13 posted on 12/13/2012 10:23:27 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Governor William J. LePetomane
Excellent point...You'd think being Colon has become so chummy with The Won that he'd offer up some of his RINO assistance free of charge.
14 posted on 12/13/2012 10:25:09 AM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: concerned about politics

concerned about politics ~:” When do we get to see the muslim spring thing Hillary and Oboma created? Is this suppose to be it???? If so, what’s so great about it? “

Arab Spring is in the air !
..just don’t stand downwind .. as you will be asphixiated !


15 posted on 12/13/2012 10:25:20 AM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt ("A Nation of Sheep will beget a Government of Wolves." --- Edward R. Murrow)
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To: jazusamo

16 posted on 12/13/2012 10:25:48 AM PST by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: Doogle

...AND probably “leading from behind”


17 posted on 12/13/2012 10:26:44 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: diverteach

Haha . . . good one!


18 posted on 12/13/2012 10:27:27 AM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: diverteach

BUMP :-)


19 posted on 12/13/2012 10:29:00 AM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Nah, he’s just having a big ol time these days. Anyone who really believes the SOB has America’s best interest at heart has got to be several bricks short of a load.


20 posted on 12/13/2012 10:30:04 AM PST by Marathoner (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: jazusamo
Eisenhower and Reagan intervened in Lebanon. George H. W. Bush liberated Kuwait. George W. Bush liberated Iraq and Afghanistan.

The result? Most of the people in those countries hate the US anyway.

Obama sits back and the forces he prefers take over Libya, Egypt, and soon Syria, at minimal cost in American lives (four dead in Benghazi). The media doesn't question his handling of the developments in the Middle East. If US interests start being affected in an obvious way that the media can't ignore, they will find someone else to blame.

It seems like it is all going according to plan for Obama.

21 posted on 12/13/2012 10:31:20 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: jazusamo

Eve Of Destruction

Barry Mcguire

Songwriters: BRADFORD, MELVIN / JEFFERS, EVE / HAYWOOD, LEON

The eastern world, it is exploding
Violence flarin’, bullets loadin’
You’re old enough to kill, but not for votin’
You don’t believe in war, but what’s that gun you’re totin’
And even the Jordan River has bodies floatin’

But you tell me
Over and over and over again, my friend
Ah, you don’t believe
We’re on the eve
Of destruction.

Don’t you understand what I’m tryin’ to say
Can’t you feel the fears I’m feelin’ today?
If the button is pushed, there’s no runnin’ away
There’ll be no one to save, with the world in a grave
[Take a look around ya boy, it’s bound to scare ya boy]

And you tell me
Over and over and over again, my friend
Ah, you don’t believe
We’re on the eve
Of destruction.

Yeah, my blood’s so mad feels like coagulatin’
I’m sitting here just contemplatin’
I can’t twist the truth, it knows no regulation.
Handful of senators don’t pass legislation
And marches alone can’t bring integration
When human respect is disintegratin’
This whole crazy world is just too frustratin’

And you tell me
Over and over and over again, my friend
Ah, you don’t believe
We’re on the eve
Of destruction.

Think of all the hate there is in Red China
Then take a look around to Selma, Alabama
You may leave here for 4 days in space
But when you return, it’s the same old place
The poundin’ of the drums, the pride and disgrace
You can bury your dead, but don’t leave a trace
Hate your next-door neighbor, but don’t forget to say grace
And… tell me over and over and over and over again, my friend
You don’t believe
We’re on the eve
Of destruction
Mm, no no, you don’t believe
We’re on the eve
Of destruction.


22 posted on 12/13/2012 10:31:30 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: jazusamo

Barry OBeelzebub is intentionally facilitating the Middle East meltdown.


23 posted on 12/13/2012 10:32:20 AM PST by crosshairs (Too many things to say. Not enough room.)
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To: jazusamo

Mr Flexible is one happy camper... everything is on schedule

TT


24 posted on 12/13/2012 10:32:54 AM PST by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: jazusamo
You're not looking in the right place Ms Cooper.


25 posted on 12/13/2012 10:33:29 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: jazusamo; annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; ..
obama is silent because their goal and his goal is one and the same. And it began when he personally invited the muslim brotherhood to attend his speech in Cairo. HE has not veered one iota from the course he set then.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


Benghazi Index

26 posted on 12/13/2012 10:40:28 AM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: jazusamo

PRIORITIES


27 posted on 12/13/2012 10:42:38 AM PST by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: MestaMachine

Amen to that.


28 posted on 12/13/2012 10:45:10 AM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: Marathoner

“Anyone who really believes the SOB has America’s best interest at heart has got to be several bricks short of a load.”
//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

There seem to be quite a few Americans who could use a few more bricks. Clear headed thinkers seem to be in rather short supply in my experience.


29 posted on 12/13/2012 10:45:41 AM PST by RipSawyer (I was born on Earth, what planet is this?)
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To: skeeter

Right. Bamster is behind the “arab spring” islamist explosion. He gave them the bomb material.


30 posted on 12/13/2012 10:45:54 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: jazusamo
Obama Nowhere to Be Found

Check the golf course or put out an APB for airforce 1 at destination resorts around the world

31 posted on 12/13/2012 10:47:23 AM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: jazusamo

32 posted on 12/13/2012 10:54:52 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: diverteach

Great one! Posted on my Facebook.


33 posted on 12/13/2012 11:04:02 AM PST by mc5cents
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To: jazusamo

He lit the fuse.


34 posted on 12/13/2012 11:09:13 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: SaraJohnson
Right. Bamster is behind the “arab spring” islamist explosion. He gave them the bomb material.

An afterthought. Obama's extracurricular project. Icing on the cake.

35 posted on 12/13/2012 11:39:18 AM PST by skeeter
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To: jazusamo

Hussein was able to light the fire. That’s just what he wanted. Now, he’s doing his best to light the fire in the US. He would like nothing better than to use the martial law powers he has written for himself on anyone who disagrees with him.


36 posted on 12/13/2012 12:05:30 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: skeeter
Many may disagree with me, but our presidents (all) should keep their nose out of other country business. Don't need to kill our solders on other peoples political problems. Should also cut all spending on foreign aid to all countries.
37 posted on 12/13/2012 3:03:07 PM PST by goat granny
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To: goat granny
Unfortunately nations of the world are interconnected, and have been since the birth of this country.

But putting one's 'nose into another country's business' doesn't necessarily mean going to war. Our president needs to deal shrewdly with other countries and strictly in this country's interests. Not necessarily altruistically Bush-style, which is a huge mistake, IMO.

On the other hand Obama is the opposite of a 'new world order' busibody. He's a foreign policy dilettante, sticking his nose in other countries business purposely at the expense of our interests.

38 posted on 12/13/2012 3:11:43 PM PST by skeeter
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To: skeeter
During the cold war with USSR, it was necessary to interfere with wars started by them, they said they will bury us at the united nations. With the stupid rules of engagement put on our men, I say screw all those countries with the exception of Israel. And screw the congress and president that make our men nothing but Cannon fodder..
39 posted on 12/13/2012 3:24:38 PM PST by goat granny
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To: goat granny

***** “Many may disagree with me, but our presidents (all) should keep their nose out of other country business. Don’t need to kill our solders on other peoples political problems. Should also cut all spending on foreign aid to all countries.” ******

Just a name, Hugo Chavez

TT


40 posted on 12/13/2012 3:38:11 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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