Skip to comments.Obama’s Foreign Policy: One Big Coverup
Posted on 05/09/2014 7:20:15 AM PDT by SJackson
Obama will eventually adopt the Russian line on Ukraine if for no other reason than to avoid exposing his own impotence. Its why Obama has adopted the Iranian position on its nuclear weapons program, accepted Russias Syrian WMD deal and why Kerry and his cronies are busy blaming Israel for the collapse of peace negotiations that were actually sabotaged by the PLO leader.
If you cant beat them, join them. And Obama cant beat them. Joining them is his only option.
The culture wars and media firing squads, the SEIU members who shepherd the elderly and infirm to voting booths, the illegal aliens who vote three times because voter ID is racist, are excellent tools for defeating Republicans; but they dont impress Vladimir Putin or the Islamic militias of Benghazi.
Whatever else went down there, Benghazi had to be covered up because it was easier to join the Muslim mobs burning American flags by throwing a Coptic Christian into jail and filming an apology. It was easier than sending in the Marines or even the drones. It was easier to do nothing, prep for a debate with the real enemy, Mitt Romney, before flying off to party in Vegas.
Obama has preemptively surrendered to anyone and everyone. Even countries he opposes on an ideological basis have discovered that if they slap him around long enough, he will come around.
It just takes a little longer.
Egypt held the line, despite the threats from the State Department and the White House, until Obama decided that it was easier to give in to General Al-Sisi. The condemnations still come, but the Apaches are also on their way.
Despite Obamas commitment to the Muslim Brotherhood, he blinked.
Obama declared a red line on Syria. Assad is still in power and the red line is crumpled up in an Oval Office desk along with a dozen candy bar wrappers and a dented Nobel Peace Prize.
Its easier for Obama to surrender and pretend that was his policy all along than to put up a fight. Its easier for him to side with Israels enemies than with the Jewish State. It was easier for him to appease Putin before the invasion of Ukraine, now its easier for him to throw out a few hashtags and stay well away from the fighting and then at an opportune moment, pressure Ukraine into accepting whatever deal the Russians put forward.
Putin knows it and thats why his people are humiliating Hagel and Kerry to up the ante for the final concessions. Ukraine, like Israel, like so many other allies, will be forced to pay a high price to cover up the ego and incompetence of Barack Obama.
Obamas foreign policy is one big cover up. From Europe to Asia to the Middle East, allies are sacrificed, positions are abandoned and credibility is set on fire to convince Americans that their leader knows what hes doing. To avoid ever losing a fight and being seen as a loser, he preemptively surrenders.
The medias story is that Obama meant to do these things. He meant to reverse himself on military aid to Egypt. He meant to set a worthless red line on Syria. He meant to protect Ukraine with hashtags. He meant to do nothing about Benghazi.
Some presidents cultivated a policy of strategic ambiguity to keep the countrys enemies off balance. Obama does it to keep Americans off balance about what he really did and what he really meant.
Obama makes sure to take at least two positions on every foreign policy issue. He evolves and then devolves and evolves again. He was for calling Benghazi a terrorist attack after he was against it. He was against dealing with Assad, before he was for it. He was against containing Iran before he was for it, before he jettisoned containment and skipped straight to embracing a nuclear Iran.
He issues statements that sound bold and decisive, but with just enough wriggle room to allow for a sellout. Theres enough equivocation to cover the ass of the naked emperor no matter what happens. Even while his people were pushing the lie that the Benghazi attack happened because of a YouTube protest, not terrorism, a general aside about Acts of Terror was inserted into the Rose Garden speech to cover him against the day when the truth could no longer be denied.
Obamas speeches are full of double meanings and ambiguities. He came out in favor of a united Jerusalem, only to then explain that he didnt mean it would be united by Israel. His Red Line comments on Syria were so ridiculously ambiguous with the outcome being, That would change my calculus, that they meant absolutely nothing at all.
It was the media that took the comments seriously and ended up with egg on its fedora.
Benghazi wasnt an aberration. It was typical of his foreign policy. It was the policy of Hillary Clinton who liked to talk tough, saying of Gaddafi, We came, we saw, he died, while her spokesman called Assad a dead man walking, but when push came to shove, she abandoned her people to die without asking for military aid.
She polished her resume, they went, they died.
Democrats complain when Republicans talk about Benghazi. But why dont we talk about Obamas foreign policy? Why dont we talk about the botched war in Afghanistan, his failure to stand up for the Green Movement in Iran, his push for the Islamist Arab Spring, his fumbling in Syria and his poor relations with traditional US allies in the Middle East?
Why cant we talk about his many lies about Al Qaeda, beginning with selling the disastrous Afghan surge as a platform for defeating Al Qaeda in a place that it had mostly abandoned, only to then declare victory over an Al Qaeda that had hardly been there?
Did Obama sacrifice 1,600 Americans in Afghanistan in a phony campaign for an election talking point?
Is there any part of Obamas universally disastrous foreign policy that we can talk about? Or is it all one big cover up?
Obamas problem isnt just that he sympathizes with terrorists and has a distaste for national power and the military, but that everything he does falls apart.
There is no national conversation about foreign policy or even domestic policy the way that there was during the days of Bush and Clinton. Instead we talk about Obama. Media coverage focuses on his celebrity, his political enemies and his plans for the future in purely personal terms.
The past is a foreign country. And the media doesnt travel there. The results of his policies at home and abroad are a mystery. The media wont tell us what happened two years ago or three years ago, so it pivots to the latest racial outrage or hashtag.
Benghazi is one of the many disasters left in his wake and his defenders insist that it go unexamined and the process of covering it up, which began while the bodies were still warm, go unnoticed.
The Obama illusion falls apart if you look at it from any angle other than the front. If you look behind it, there are flames, burning buildings, screams and political hacks who call each other dude making up lies about why it happened before moving on to pushing a news story about his wifes latest hairstyle, their latest vacation or the latest celebrity they were photographed with.
Benghazi is an important part of the conversation that we need to have. But it doesnt end there.
If the next President is a Dem (say, Hil), he/she will build on Obama’s legacy and things will get worse. Even if the next president is a strong exec—think Cruz for example—he will look bad for several years as works to repair the damage. It seems almost too much to hope for a Carter-Reagan like turnaround, which was amazingly quick. On the other hand, Carter was less damaging to the US than Obama, and he only had four years to work his black magic.
One of the things Lib/Progs have elevated to an art is to act like it never happened (when their policies turn disastrous).
THE WOMAN WHO WOULD BE PRESIDENT
Hillary Clinton famously decried the infamous kidnapping of 300 Nigerian schoolgirls, but she never mentioned that her State Department (which she ruled w/ an iron hand)---- refused to place the savage "Boko Haram" terrorist group on the State Dept list of foreign terrorist organizations...... way back in 2011, after the group bombed UN headquarters in Abuja.
Hillary's refusal came despite the urging of the Justice Department, the FBI, the CIA, and over a dozen Senators and Congressmen.
The one thing she could have done, the one tool she had at her disposal, she didnt use. And nobody can say she wasnt urged to do it. Its gross hypocrisy, said a former senior U.S. official who was involved in the debate.
The FBI, the CIA, and the Justice Department really wanted Boko Haram designated, they wanted the authorities that would provide to go after them, and they voiced that repeatedly to elected officials. (Excerpt) Read more at thedailybeast.com ...
Hillary refused to place the savage "Boko Haram" terrorist group on the State Dept list of foreign terrorist organizations.....and today puts on her best "outrage act" over the kidnapped girls.
Lib/Prog motto---"Faking amnesia means never having to say you're sorry."
If he does so, it will.................But then, everybody knows it anyway.................
Note that Putin did nothing for the whole 8 years of GWB presidency, and he even waited for the first 4 years of Obozo’s to let him dismantle the military to the point where he was certain that the US could do nothing.....................
The Obama administration from top to bottom supports this. Make no mistake about it.
Hasn’t this guy figured out that all the things he speaks of are done by design? This isn’t just dumb foreign policy, this is the intentional weakening of our status in the world. Everything this Marxist has done is done to dismantle our country. Be it his financial policies, his foreign policy, his destruction of our military, the destruction of our rights, his green policies and on and on. Not one talking head or MSM writer has the guts to tell the truth, not one. Holder was right, we have become a nation of cowards.
The American news people are not just cheerleaders for the Democrats in a cross party contest. They are paid shills for the Democrat Party. They have placed the Democrat Party ahead of The United States of America. As such, they should no longer be called “American journalists”. The proper term for them is “Democrat journalists”.
And three years into his Presidency the entire MSM thought he was a foreign policy genius. Will they ever tire of being wrong ?
On the one hand, among the many Official Positions of the US Military are to run to the sound of the guns, and - - we leave no man behind. - - - .
On the other hand, the US Commander in Chiefs Official Policy has been, and is now, to Lead from Behind.
Which is the hand that offers the most protection to those we hire to be put in harms way to protect us?
IMHO, the two hands are mutually exclusive.
After THE TRUTH is revealed by Trey Gowdys Select Committee, severe punishment must be meted out that will serve as a deterrent to any future Commander in Chief who tries TO MAKE SURE THAT IT DOES HAPPEN AGAIN.
To cease to severely punish the guilty, is to cease to have reason for Law and Order.
Currently, B. Hussein Obama is Guilty of Treason until proven Innocent.
No need to flame me, as ONLY in US politics is someone Guilty until proven Innocent.
The rest of us must comply with the Law of the Land: Tell the Truth, accept responsibility for ones actions, and comply with THE LAW.
This is in glaring contrast to what the Obama Administrations, (and the Democrats who still support Obama), Rules of Conduct have actually been for the last 5 years as follows:
LIE, DENY AND REFUSE TO COMPLY.
The choice is clear for the Democrats: seek the truth with Select Benghazi Committee Chairman Gowdy, or continue to embrace the CULT OF OBAMANATION.
BTW, Democrats in the US House: ALL yall are up for re-election this November - - - - .
The list of impeachable offenses grows each & every day.
Putin went after Georgia during GWB and took a good sized chunk. Anyone who thinks Obama wont start a war in Ukraine, clearly does not understand the people pulling Obama’s strings. He got run out of Libya, Egypt and Syria because his tactics were utterly defeated. Those tactics included hiring and arming mercenaries and terrorist organizations to do the ground work. What they are looking for now is a Pearl Harbor type of situation that will gear the country for world war. Basically another 911. When you have screwed up everything as badly as the US Oligarchy has, killing your debtors is the only real solution.
If you cant beat them, join them. And Obama cant beat them. Joining them is his only option.
Cowards are dangerous and he’s about as dangerous as it gets wonder if voters have came out of the Obama coma yet?.
“Everything this Marxist has done is done to dismantle our country.”
Absolutely true. And the Dems put him there.
Oh, nonsense. Have you forgotten about how Obama would have "more flexibility" after his (taken-for-granted) re-election?
Well, this is the flexibility.
Press pukes have hated the American People for more than 40 years, muttering under their breath about us and sniggering up their sleeves ..... they came into the J-schools hating us, and they are even more twisted and hateful today.