Written by J. D. Longstreet
The assault on US consulates/embassies in Cairo, Egypt and in Benghazi, Libya recently puts the lie to the claims that Islamic nations can exist as democratic nations that contribute something to the rest of the world -- something other than war and bloodshed.
The whole thing smacks of Jimmy Carter and the US embassy take over in Tehran. I had one flashback after the other as I watched the stories flooding out of Libya. And why not The causation is the same -- incompetence by the then -- and current -- presidential administration of the United States.
Obama looked and sounded like Jimmy Carter using some of the very same phraseology Carter used when Ronald Reagan condemned Carter's handling of the hostage crisis in Iran under his (Carter's) watch.
Those of us who raised cautions when the US was interfering in the uprisings in both Egypt and Libya can now feel justified, not that we didn't already. We warned then that we were only replacing one "America hating regime" with another "America hating regime." Turns out -- once again -- we were right!
It's called "common sense." There's no magic to it. It takes no degree in geopolitics to be able to view the world in the cold, hard, light of reality.
I'm told that an act of war is a state sponsored attack against another sovereign state. We've been assured that neither of the latest attacks on US territory, our embassies, qualify as acts of war. How, exactly, do we know?& I mean -- for sure, how do we know.
The utter naivete of the US State Department is legendary. It is immeasurable.
It's amateur hour at the White House and at the State Department. Neither seems to understand that when you embrace your enemy there's a very good chance that you will get a knife in the back.
Even as I write, reports are coming in of another assault on one of our embassies. This one in Yemen.
So, now we wait for our feckless President to apologize -- AGAIN!
Yes, I AM tired of osculating the derriere of Muslims intent on our destruction! Especially when Obama gives the back of his hand to Israel and kisses-up to the Muslims. It is DISGUSTING!
It is worth noting that even though Obama cannot find the time to meet with the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, he, somehow, WILL find time to meet with the Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood President. Obama spurns the friendship of our only ally in the Middle East -- yet offers the hand of welcome to the Muslims.
Tell me again why we are not to assume Mr. Obama is a Muslim? Is Obama just a plain ole antisemite? Or both? (If that is possible.)
Why is it the folks on the political left insist on making diplomacy so difficult? Why are they so apologetic for being a superpower? The US EARNED its place at the top and that is nothing to be ashamed of.
We allow pipsqueak nations to "rub our noses in it." We allow avowed enemies to invade and destroy our territory and murder out citizens and then -- our leader publicly apologies for somebody, somewhere, doing something that upset them and caused them to invade our territory and murder our citizens. It makes no sense, whatsoever, to anybody but leftists.
We conservatives are often accused by the left of "shooting from the hip." OK. Allow me to ask this: When someone is shooting at YOU, is it not better to shoot from the hip than not shoot at all??
Look. America's enemies are not afraid of us! They have no respect for America. Why should they be? They can do whatever they darn well please and they know our President will be slobbering after them begging them for forgiveness and asking for their love. It is a national embarrassment.
Look. I subscribe to the philosophy, especially in foreign policy, that having the world love us is of no consequence. What is important, however, is that the world respect us, or fear us, OR BOTH! I could not care less whether they like/love us.
Now that our feckless (Yeah, I'm using the word again because I think it describes our President to a tee!) Leader has made it plain he wants no truck with Israel, then Israel should accept that until the US gets itself a new President, they (Israel) are indeed on their own. They no longer have to feel compelled to kiss Obama's ring. Now -- they can go ahead and nuke Iran's nuclear facilities to kingdom come and be done with it. If the US gets dragged in, as it surely will, TOUGH!
In my opinion, America's new President needs to do three things ASAP. Re-assert America as the biggest, baddest, dude on the block, purge the State Department of leftist political hacks and replace them with conservative hard-nosed realists, and purge The Pentagon of "politician soldiers" and replace them with real warriors. We desperately need military brass who will tell the President the way it is rather than the way they think the President wants it to be.
America (and the free world) is in desperate need of a new leader -- one with backbone. It should be clear now that when America steps back -- all hell breaks loose on planet earth.
It is time to set things aright. Americans need to give America and, indeed, the WORLD a break by voting Obama out of office in November.