2 Nov

Obama’s Foreign Policy In A Death Spiral

                                       

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While much of the country is focused on the lies told about ObamaCare from our President many have overlooked another huge failure. His foreign policy goals.

Recall he was going to bring peace to the entire middle east, destroy al-Qaeda, end the proliferation of nuclear weapons and all the other unicorns and lollipop dreams that liberal hippies have.

Not anymore. Now he is admitting defeat without saying so (as usual):

At the United Nations last month, Mr. Obama laid out the priorities he has adopted as a result of the review. The United States, he declared, would focus on negotiating a nuclear deal with Iran, brokering peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians and mitigating the strife in Syria. Everything else would take a back seat.

…Not only does the new approach have little in common with the “freedom agenda” of George W. Bush, but it is also a scaling back of the more expansive American role that Mr. Obama himself articulated two years ago, before the Arab Spring mutated into sectarian violence, extremism and brutal repression.

Peace between Israel and Palestinians? Not gonna happen. Ending the war in Syria? Not going to happen. Preventing Iran from getting the bomb? Not gonna happen.

More questions from his speech:

  • What are the consequences for downgrading — some might say, neglecting — Egypt?
  • If one of the few remaining priorities is cutting a deal with Iran, don’t we weaken our negotiating hand by distancing ourselves from Saudi, UAE, etc?
  • If the administration is willing to disavow the Saudi partnership, how will it hope to shape regional responses in the wake of failed negotiations with Iran? The answer cannot be, “failure is not an option,” since it is a very real possibility notwithstanding some hopeful atmospherics around the early negotiations. A prudent strategy must hedge against such foreseeable problems.
  • What about the erstwhile partnership with Turkey that Obama-Erdogan trumpeted a couple years ago? How does this strategy leverage that relationship?
  • Does telegraphing weakness in the Middle East really strengthen our position in Asia or does it simply compromise our position there? What is the record of success for an administration locking in losses in one region in the hopes of recouping them elsewhere?
  • If the Obama administration is so quick to reject its own statements of two years ago (e.g., on supporting democracy in Middle East), what assurance does anyone have that they won’t just as quickly reject this latest new strategy?
  • What is the strategy’s assumption about the fruits of “ending the wars” in Iraq and Afghanistan? Of course, President Obama did not end those wars, he only ended U.S. involvement in those wars. If security continues to unravel in Iraq and Afghanistan, is the premise of the strategy — that the United States has no national security interests at risk there — still valid?
  • How is the administration going to mitigate the conflict in Syria when it is signaled quite clearly that it is reluctant to intervene in Syria?

The man has no idea what he is doing.

Meanwhile he has pissed off an ally once again:

Israel is fuming with the White House for confirming that it was the Israeli Air Force that struck a military base near the Syrian port city of Latakia on Wednesday, hitting weaponry that was set to be transferred to Hezbollah.

…Channel 2′s military analyst, Roni Daniel, said the Obama administration’s behavior in leaking the information was unfathomable.

Daniel noted that by keeping silent on whether it carried out such attacks, Israel was maintaining plausible deniability, so that Syria’s President Bashar Assad did not feel pressured to respond to the attacks.

But the US leaks “are pushing Assad closer to the point where he can’t swallow these attacks, and will respond.” This in turn would inevitably draw further Israeli action, Daniel posited, and added bitterly: “Then perhaps the US will clap its hands because it will have started a very major flare-up.”

The narcissist in chief doesn’t like what Israel is doing so lets just leak information out, that’ll show em’

Acting before considering the end result seems to be the modus operandi of this President.

Lets not forget about al-Qaeda:

During a press briefing on Wednesday, Oct. 30, a “senior administration official” updated reporters on recent meetings between an Iraqi delegation, headed by Prime Minister Nouri Maliki, and their American counterparts, including Vice President Joe Biden. The official’s main focus was the “reemergence” of al Qaeda in the region, especially under the banner of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham, or Levant (ISIS).

ISIS is now “really a transnational threat network,” the official warned. “This is really a major and increasing threat to Iraq’s stability, it’s [an] increasing threat to our regional partners, and it’s an increasing threat to us,” the official continued.

Earlier this month, a senior Republican congressman offered a similar assessment. Al Qaeda’s affiliates inside Syria are “talking about conducting external operations, which is exactly what happened in Afghanistan, which led to 9/11,” said Rep. Mike Rogers, who chairs the House Intelligence Committee.

“The only thing we think is stopping it now is the fact that there is this struggle between al Qaeda core leadership saying, ‘hold off, don’t do it yet’,” Rogers said at the 2013 Foreign Policy Initiative Forum in Washington. Rogers also said that there are more than 10,000 “committed” al Qaeda fighters in eastern Syria alone.

10,000 al-Qaeda fighters in Syria…I’m guessing those are those “rebels” Obama supported. What about those weapons we shipped over?

It “is a fact now that al Qaeda has a presence in western Iraq, and it has a presence in terms of camps and training facilities and staging areas that the Iraqi forces are unable to target effectively,” the official continued. “Now, that’s just a fact that goes to their capabilities.”

The Iraqis are unable to effectively target al Qaeda’s presence in western Iraq. Some of the “al Qaeda networks that are coming in from Syria and that are based in Iraq now really have heavy weapons.” Al Qaeda is targeting “Iraqi unarmored helicopters” with “PKC machine guns.”

He has pretty much made everything he has touched worse in the world. But hey! Ghaddafi and Mubarak are gone so who cares that al-Qaeda is as strong as ever, that tens of thousands of civilians are dying in Syria, that Iran will have the bomb soon.

Way to go Obama!

*facepalm*

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Curt served in the Marine Corps for four years and has been a law enforcement officer in Los Angeles for the last 20 years.
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23 Responses to Obama’s Foreign Policy In A Death Spiral

  1. Old Guy says: 1

    The small sentence in the middle says it all, “The man has no idea what he is doing” This sentence covers his entire Presidency.

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  2. Redteam says: 2

    @Old Guy: Yes, I was just about to say that his foreign policy is no different than his domestic policy. They are both disasters. and then I saw you statement:

    The small sentence in the middle says it all, “The man has no idea what he is doing” This sentence covers his entire Presidency.

    and thought that said all that was needed to be said.

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  3. Skook says: 3

    What is Valerie doing? She makes Obama seem dumber and dumber. There is a big unforeseen flaw in her plan; eventually, the dupes who voted for him will see through the charade.

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  4. retire05 says: 4

    Was there any doubt that Obama was a light weight when it came to foreign policy and would quickly be run over by the bigger boys? Anyone remember the Honduras fiasco right after he took office? Obama backed the Chavez wannabe, Jose Manuel Zelaya, demanding that the Honduran congress reinstate Zelaya immediately, and Hillary Clinton made loud noises how Honduran aid would be cut unless they caved to Obama’s demands.

    Only the Hondurans had a different idea and told Obama to pound sand. And went on with their elections for a new president that was not in the pocket of Chavez. And all this happened less than five months after Obama started putting his feet on the Resolution Desk.

    If a president can’t even negotiate with a tiny, poor country like Honduras, was there ever any expectation that he would have a successful foreign policy when it came to China, Israel or Iran?

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  5. Nan G says: 5

    Who knew unicorns could poop so much?

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  6. Smorgasbord says: 6

    Do you remember how he was going to get other counties to reduce their nuclear weapons by reducing ours. The other countries would be EMBARRASSED, and would reduce theirs. I never heard of using EMBARRASSMENT as a weapon. So far the weapon has been a dud.

    I have never understood why the Israelis are supposed to let the rockets keep coming from the Palestinians, and not go in and destroy them. How many rockets would we let ANY country launch into America before we go after them, but Israel is just supposed to let it keep happening. How many thousands of rockets has it been so far? In my opinion, the way to have peace in the middle east is to let Israel go after those who attack them, and let the world know that we will stand with Israel if any country attacks them unjustly.

    If the Obama administration is so quick to reject its own statements of two years ago (e.g., on supporting democracy in Middle East), what assurance does anyone have that they won’t just as quickly reject this latest new strategy?

    What if obama’s intentions are NOT to bring democracy to other countries?

    The man has no idea what he is doing.

    Marionettes don’t act or talk on their own. Their puppeteers do that for them.

    Acting before considering the end result seems to be the modus operandi of this President.

    Keeping in mind that obama doesn’t do anything unless his puppeteers pull the strings, I’m guessing that “…the end result….” has been very carefully evaluated, and that “…the end result….” is as is expected.

    He has pretty much made everything he has touched worse in the world.

    It’s ALMOST as if obama PLANNED it that way, isn’t it?

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  7. Redteam says: 7

    @Smorgasbord:

    It’s ALMOST as if obama PLANNED it that way, isn’t it?

    uh, or the puppeteers.

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  8. Smorgasbord says: 8

    @Redteam: #7

    uh, or the puppeteers.

    Thanks for correcting my mistake. I gave obama credit he doesn’t deserve.

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  9. FAITH7 says: 9

    @Smorgasbord#6

    Marionettes don’t act or talk on their own. Their puppeteers do that for them.

    I went back up and looked at the picture of Ofraud reading off his teleprompter and this is so fitting… you can even see the teleprompter at the bottom left corner…

    I can just imagine ‘strings’ hanging from his arms and body and one moving his mouth…

    Ugh…

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  10. AND THE PUPETTEERS ARE NOT OF and from AMERICA’S MINDSET,
    DANGEROUS, IS IN IT?

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  11. Smorgasbord says: 11

    @FAITH7: #9
    Whenever you see obama sitting with his cabinet, the TOTUSs are there. He even used them at Town Hall meetings. You know, the kind where the people ask questions without submitting them first. One such meeting, obama was getting very nervous. It was found out that the first person who was going to ask a question wasn’t there yet.

    It is easy to tell when obama is reading from the TOTUS. He keeps looking to his left and to his right, and doesn’t talk very long unless he is looking in those directions. I don’t have a problem with people using a TOTUS. I would rather have them read from them than to have them keep looking down at a printed speech. It is when obama is SUPPOSED to be talking impromptu and uses them that bothers me. I wouldn’t be surprised if he uses them when he has his interviews with the propaganda media.

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  12. retire05 says: 12

    @Smorgasbord:

    I remember watching one of Obama’s White House press room interviews. He would be asked a question, then blather on forever, wandering off, discussing things that were not even pertinent to the question. Only a funny thing happened on the way to the forum; he was asked a question by a reporter and the camera panned out to show the press corp. And there was TOTUS, in all its glory, as Obama was reading the answer to the reporter while TOTUS scrolled down.

    The man is incapable of answering a simple question without his trusty TOTUS. Yet this guy was hailed by the left as the most brilliant man to ever occupy the Oval Office.

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  13. retire05
    including the ZIZLE IN THEIR LEGS, OR, TICKLE, OR ELSE,

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  14. James Raider says: 14

    The Jarrett/Obama tagteam leak on Israel is traitorous to our only ally in the ME.

    Is the MSM not getting the message yet on this disastrous and vile Administration? How is anyone still supporting these clowns? And Tom Hanks thinks they should stay in power for another 4 years.

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  15. James Raider
    HI,
    is in it hard to believe, but we see it, and it hurt us TO BE not able to help,
    when they are drowning in those dark as ink waters, and disapear underneat,
    BYE

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  16. Smorgasbord
    YES , AS IF HE HAD PLANNED,
    when he took drugs in his school years his brain was screw forever,
    and what we know of his temper tantrum tell of his angry mind,
    which something made him want to revenge for what he think AMERICA did to him,
    his drug intake prevented him from rationalize his thought, that make him want to punish
    THE PEOPLE for what he doesn"t like and made to reject,
    he wanted to reduce the real AMERICANS any way he can WITH abortion OF AMERICANs was one of them,
    NOW he turn into working on having total control by being the MASTER OF OBAMACARE,
    which is totalitarian as HITLER DID,
    and as HITLER he lost his reason, the one that alert when BRAIN ACTIVITY are process
    AS WANTING TO DO IMMINENT DESTRUCTION OF A PEOPLE ,
    HE HOLD POWER OVER, WITH A WISH TO PUNISH AND HURT,

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  17. Smorgasbord says: 17

    @retire05: #12
    As I have said different times, when a liberal talks without their prepared speech, they either babble on and say nothing, or they tell the truth. The latest example of this is Kathleen Sebelius’ “The majority of people calling for me to resign I would say are people who I don’t work….”

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  18. Smorgasbord says: 18

    @James Raider: #14
    One way to combat people like Hanks, is not to watch any show or movie with him or any other person we don’t like. Even if we watch the shows and movies from the past, the cable and satellite companies know what you watch, what you record, when you watch it, when you pause a recording, and how long you pause it. Let’s quit putting money in these people’s pockets.

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  19. Smorgasbord says: 19

    @ilovebeeswarzone: #16
    In his early years he was raised a Muslim. For over 20 years in Chicago he attended a church that taught hatred for the USA. All of his life he has been taught to hate America. I think the message has sunk in.

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  20. Smorgasbord
    YOU SAID IT BETTER THAN I,
    BYE

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  21. Jon Davies says: 21

    From reading this I think it’s fair to say Obama’s foreign policy record is not one of his strengths!

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  22. Jon Davies
    YES,
    MORSI still say he is the legit president now that KERRY IS TALKING TO THE OTHER WHO REPLACE HIM ,
    MAYBE OBAMA sent him to be protecting his friend MORSI
    BYE

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  23. CURT
    this is number 6

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