by Stanley Zir and Susan North, via Right Truth
For 8 years I have been chronicling the presence of a cancer in the Middle East peace process that has been slowly eating away at the lifelines needed to keep Jerusalem under Israel’s sovereignty. On Friday Obama dropped the UN Peace Bomb on Israel. Now there can be no doubt about his position on protecting the sovereignty of Israel.
Who is Barak Hussein Obama, a hero standing for freedom in Egypt, and for freedom in the Islamic world? He says Americans must respect the rights of the Islamic people and that their voices must be heard.
Obama said to Bill O’Reilly, the day of the Super Bowl, when asked his advice to news outlets, “the best thing news agencies can do is to give people the facts”. So let’s take him at his word and look at his record to see if his foreign policy even resembles a freedom agenda.
When Lebanon was on the brink of being overrun by Hezbollah, Obama was silent. Did he fear that standing against Hezbollah would damage any chance he has of engaging the terrorist state of Syria in dialogue? Is this what produced his lack of outrage against Hezbollah’s dastardly acts?
In this case, his so-called freedom agenda rendered America an impotent force in standing up to two terrorist outposts (as identified by our State Department). Thus leaving Lebanon, an ally, hanging out to dry, and turning America’s ship of state, into a ship of fools listing in the water.
Over the past two years, Obama has signaled to Iran’s leadership that they have a free hand to act with impunity. America under Obama’s leadership is unwilling to do anything to oppose their act of aggression, and thus it is open season on the United States, Israel and the free world.
Why has Obama never threatened a blockade of Iran to prevent it from receiving missiles from Russia which can secure Iranian nuclear facilities as an impenetrable fortress – or prevent Iran from receiving offensive missiles to launch a nuclear attack on Israel. What did he do to stop Russia from delivering sophisticated anti-ship cruise missiles in 2010 to Syria. Missiles which can be used to attack America’s fleet in the Mediterranean. Was there a threat from Russia that they would send defensive missiles to Iran to secure their nuclear facilities, if the United States opposed the Start Treaty? This was the thinking of many on the hill.
But Obama’s “get out of jail free card” extends far beyond the shores of the Middle East. It is obvious that the tyrannies of that region do not have a monopoly on his generosity. What was his position when the people of Honduras, adhering to their own constitutional mandates, disposed Zelaya who wanted to make himself President-for-Life? Obama supported Zelaya and opposed the freely elected congress of Honduras. What was his response when Iran and Russia both showed up at Chavez’s front door last year to discuss building a nuclear reactor in Venezuela? How many golden opportunities has Obama, the leader of the free world, allowed to pass him by, when he could have set these tyrannies back on their heels?
Now, when it appears the Egyptian people have had enough of a tyrannical government that has kept a high percentage of the population in poverty, and denied them recourse to address their grievances, Obama glides in on his white horse to save the day. “You must have change, NOW,” he demanded of Mubarak in front of the world.
Obama’s actions were disgraceful. He is an opportunist; his actions undermine the credibility of our nation’s noble enterprise. Below is a true story that sheds light on his disgraceful behavior.
A few years back there were numerous attacks on people in the new York subways. It was not being addressed by the mayor. A female friend was sitting in a subway train when she was attacked by three men with box cutters. She fought them off while screaming ‘get the hell out of here.’ After the attackers left the car, a man stands up and as the doors are closing he yells, “and don’t come back.” Obama is like that man. He isn’t willing to help until the victim stands up, and only if the outcome looks guaranteed. In the case of Egypt, now that Obama has the wind at his back, he calls out to the people to stand up against their oppressors.
What was Obama’s position in 2009 when the Iranian people protested in the streets against Ahmadinejad’s rigged election? Silence!
Like Obama, Mrs. Clinton has never stood up publically to the leaders of the Islamic world with any gusto until recently when she mildly scolded Arab leaders. This was just a scolding. But she has a reputation as a scold. No doubt Obama put this endearing trait of hers to good use just prior to the State of the Union in order to present a show of strength to the American people and the Islamic world.
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