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Obama Appoints Islamís Apologists
pj media ^ | January 11, 2013

Posted on 01/12/2013 2:16:19 PM PST by NYer

Waving aside any pretense of diversity, invoking seldom heard themes of merit and competence, President Barack Obama is about to appoint to his cabinet three of the most naive older white guys that ever walked up the Capitol steps.

For an administration that has made “diversity” a worn shibboleth for almost every other series of appointments, why this sudden departure from generating a photo-op like a Benetton ad of Christmas past? Were there no “wise Latina women,” “academically distinguished African-Americans,” or “experienced white women” available? What is it that makes these three candidates so phenomenal as to cause Obama to drop the diversity consideration?

All of these candidates are rabidly pro-Islam, pro-Arab, or both. All are apologists for those causes. All are strong proponents of Obama’s vision of the world, a diminished U.S. military, and a more sympathetic outreach to Islam.

The nominee for director of Central Intelligence, John Brennan, has told audiences that Jihad is internal struggle, and not Holy War [1]. Brennan thinks Jerusalem is Al-Quds, and that conflating Islam with the actions of those who yell “Allah Akbar” before they blow themselves up is simply wrong.

Brennan wants to engage the Iranians and is against sanctions, though engagement has been ongoing for decades through the European Union, and has simply allowed Iran to move forward with the creation of nuclear weapons.

Brennan’s advocated policy with regard to Iran is all too reminiscent of the behavior of the Department of State vis-à-vis William Dodd [2], in 1933 the newly appointed American ambassador to Berlin. In their treatment of the Jews, the Nazis had exposed to Dodd what they really were. But State dismissed the Jews as being of no consequence and pressured Dodd to engage the Nazis and even to attend the Nuremberg rallies, which Dodd detested and managed to avoid.

Similarly, that Iran publicly announces its murderous intentions toward Jews is of no consequence for the Obama administration. “Let Hitler have his way with them [the Jews],” Hitler admirer and publishing tycoon Charles Crane told Dodd in an interview arranged by the Department of State before Dodd’s departure for Berlin. So too, the Obama administration is unmoved by Iran’s repeated and public calls for genocide against the Jews.

Like Brennan, Obama’s nominee for secretary of Defense, Charles Hagel [3], espouses engagement with Iran and has embraced the Islamic narrative of the Arab/Israeli conflict. On several occasions, Hagel refused to denounce Arafat’s use of terrorism. He has become an apologist for Palestinian suicide bombings, claiming that desperate people resort to desperate measures. Hagel has consistently seen Israel as the obstacle to resolving the conflict.

In November of 2003, Hagel, along with John Kerry — Obama’s nominee for secretary of State — refused to vote for the Syrian Accountability Act, which was designed to hold Syria accountable for its support of terrorism and its occupation of Lebanon. Only four senators refused to vote for the act; Obama’s nominees for secretary of Defense and secretary of State are two of them.

As late as 2009, Charles Hagel was still advocating a policy of supporting the butcher of Damascus, Bashar Al-Assad. Maybe Hagel got it right on Iraq, but he has totally blundered on Syria. Could it be that Hagel has been simply consistent in supporting Arab regimes that are in an adversarial relationship with the United States? Support for Saddam Hussein and support for Bashar Al-Assad would just be different manifestations of the same consistent mindset.

No one has been as effusive in his praise for Bashar Al-Assad as John Kerry [4], who made five trips to Damascus and became a public-relations mouthpiece for the Syrian dictator long after human rights groups had detailed and denounced his brutal regime. Kerry saw Assad as moving Syria into a new relationship with the U.S. and giving up its alliances with Iran in the formation of a Shi’a crescent stretching from Tehran to the Mediterranean. Kerry strongly advocated Israel’s returning the Golan Heights to Syria, in what must be one of the stupidest proposals by an American diplomat in recent years. One shudders to imagine Israel’s strategic situation if she had done so, given the consequences of the raging civil war in Syria.

One of Kerry’s first jobs as secretary of State will be to convince the man he once called his close friend, Assad, to retreat into exile so that the bloodshed will end. Will Kerry do this, or run interference for his friend?

Clearly Obama is not a Muslim, but Obama is the first Muslim president in the sense that Bill Clinton was the first black president. Few holders of the presidency, or even candidates for it, have been as sympathetic to the Islamic world as has been Obama, and these three appointments confirm a perspective that is far removed from the mainstream view of what American interests are in the world. The second Obama administration will pursue the same failed policies in international relations and national security as the first, hoping insanely for a different set of outcomes.

If you believe that the Islamist threat can be dissipated by engagement, then you will cheer these appointments. But if you believe that the Islamist threat is rooted in its traditions, culture, history, and statecraft, then you can not help but fear the disaster the continuation of Obama’s policies will perpetuate with these three men.



TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Government; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: obamaislam; obamaislamist; obamamuslim

1 posted on 01/12/2013 2:16:21 PM PST by NYer
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To: SJackson

Ping!


2 posted on 01/12/2013 2:17:17 PM PST by NYer ("Before I formed you in the womb I knew you." --Jeremiah 1:5)
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To: NYer

Keep this post going......


3 posted on 01/12/2013 2:22:41 PM PST by codder too
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To: NYer

This is vintage Obama. The charade depends on so many people not knowing or else not caring.


4 posted on 01/12/2013 2:23:13 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: NYer

What war on terror? We have never bee at war against terrorists. Anyone think the Patriot act, or any of the other intrusive anti-constitutional laws passed since 2001 wil be repealed now that we have lost in Afghanistan?


5 posted on 01/12/2013 2:25:45 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Obama appoints people that share his Muslim loving , anti-Isreal views. It’s as plain as the nose on his face. Why don’t the Republicans point this out in plain language. All a bunch of cry baby, gutless wonders.


6 posted on 01/12/2013 3:33:19 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks NYer.
All of these candidates are rabidly pro-Islam, pro-Arab, or both. All are apologists for those causes... John Brennan, has told audiences that Jihad is internal struggle, and not Holy War... thinks Jerusalem is Al-Quds... wants to engage the Iranians and is against sanctions... the Obama administration is unmoved by Iran's repeated and public calls for genocide against the Jews... Charles Hagel espouses engagement with Iran and has embraced the Islamic narrative of the Arab/Israeli conflict. On several occasions... refused to denounce Arafat's use of terrorism... become an apologist for Palestinian suicide bombings, claiming that desperate people resort to desperate measures... has consistently seen Israel as the obstacle to resolving the conflict. In November of 2003, Hagel, along with John Kerry... refused to vote for the Syrian Accountability Act, which was designed to hold Syria accountable for its support of terrorism and its occupation of Lebanon. Only four senators refused to vote for the act... As late as 2009... Hagel was still advocating a policy of supporting [Assad]... No one has been as effusive in his praise for Bashar Al-Assad as John Kerry, who made five trips to Damascus and became a public-relations mouthpiece for the Syrian dictator long after human rights groups had detailed and denounced his brutal regime. Kerry saw Assad as moving Syria into a new relationship with the U.S. and giving up its alliances with Iran... strongly advocated Israel's returning the Golan Heights to Syria... One of Kerry's first jobs as secretary of State will be to convince the man he once called his close friend, Assad, to retreat into exile so that the bloodshed will end. Will Kerry do this, or run interference for his friend?
IOW, Brennan, Hagel, and Kerry, and for that matter, Obama, will pick up a lot of new supporters here on FR, or perhaps more accurately, they will simply come out of their closets.

Kerry will be a great choice from Zero's perspective, because it will make clear that the US really supports the Assad despotate, so when the inevitable happens and the Assad regime is liquidated, ANOTHER anti-US regime will exist in its place, one more anti-US than anything yet seen.


7 posted on 01/12/2013 5:23:14 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Great post!


8 posted on 01/12/2013 5:46:40 PM PST by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. ¬ó Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: NYer
"Clearly Obama is not a Muslim...."

Clear to whom? Virtually every shred of evidence we can glean about the Usurper-in-Chief points to his Muslim birth, Muslim upbringing, Muslim identification, Muslim sympathies, Muslim practices. The author is deep in denial.

9 posted on 01/12/2013 6:40:49 PM PST by TrueKnightGalahad
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