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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Rent-A-Ranger

Well, everyone is asking the same question: is there a method to Barack's madness? Why does he ignore one Middle East revolution while involving US forces in another?

There seems to be no rhyme nor reason to what he's doing.
Historic US allies are thrown overboard while opportunities to assist in the overthrow of historic enemies are completely ignored.

There is a key.

We have several instances to compare:
  • The Iranian revolution
  • The Egyptian revolution
  • The Libyan revolution
  • The Syrian revolution
  • The Yemen revolution
  • The Bahrain and Saudi revolutions
Iran supports Hamas and Hezbollah, feeding arms and training into their networks. When the Iranian people rose up against the mullahs of Iran, Barack did nothing.

Mubarak, whatever his other failings, was not a fan of either Hamas or Hezbollah. He expressed deep concern over the growing strength of Hamas and worked hard to keep them from winning elections. Barack pushed hard to get Mubarak out of office.

While Gaddafi supported Barack for US President, Gaddafi was no particular friend of Hamas or Hezbollah. In recent weeks, both organizations condemned Gaddafi, voicing concern that he would begin a slaughter of their Libyan-based operatives.

Syria, on the other hand, supports Hamas and Hezbollah, feeding arms and training into their networks. Barack has vowed to leave Syria alone.

Yemen backs Hamas and Hezbollah; it serves as a key transit hub for Hamas armaments. Barack has said there should be no demonstrations against the Yemeni government.

In Bahrain, Hamas approves of Obama's policies of non-intervention. Saudi Arabia, which provides the financial support for nearly all the Wahhabi Muslim mosques throughout the world, can roll in with tanks and Obama merely bows obsequiously and stands silent.

Palestinians gave enormous amounts of cash to Obama's election campaign.
Barack gave Hamas $1.3 billion of US Taxpayer money and he wasn't just paying jizya.
Barack listened to his pastor. He's actively courting Hezbollah.

So, who stands and who falls when Barack is calling the shots?

Re-phrase the question: who does Hamas and Hezbollah want dead?

When you have the answer to that question, you have the answer to who Barack will order the US military to support, and who he will leave hanging to twist in the wind... assuming he doesn't come with rope to help the hangman himself.

As Barack himself put it, "it is our military that is being volunteered by others to carry out missions..."

Or, as a Hamas spokesman might put it, why buy an air force when you can rent one for free?
We have become mercenaries for Middle East terrorists.

5 comments:

Matheus F. Ticiani said...

Steve

Check out this video on the subject... :)

As an aside, remember that by the time of the Wikileaks diplomatic scandal, you wrote that Obama finally had the excuse he wanted to throw Hillary Clinton under the bus? Strangely enough, the opposite seems to be happening...or is a certain obscure birth certificate theatening to surface?

Steve Kellmeyer said...

I don't think Hillary got out from under that bus. After four years working for Obama, she has made pretty clear she isn't running for any elective office in the future.

Obama neutered Hillary permanently. Whatever else you can say, we won't see any more Clintons in elective office for quite a long time, if ever.

And I think birth certificates are going to be pretty important in 2012, if we get the chance to vote.

southerncanuck said...

I just don't get the conservative responses on this. Mubarak was on his way out, I don't think Obama was a factor at all. Libya had a chance to turn over (hopefully) to a more pro-Western gov't because the rebels had already taken key cities. All they needed (and still need) was some help. In the Just War schema you have to have a chance of winning. We are not just going to go in and start taking over countries ruled by brutal dictators like Syria when the entire army is on the side of the dictator. Iran's revolution was weak, and did not involve any of its military. They had no hope either. You have to have some skin in the game, and thats what Libya's people have.

Steve Kellmeyer said...

What makes you think the people opposing Gaddafi are sweetness and light?

Isn't it possible that they are actually worse than Gaddafi?

Remember, that's what happened with the Shah - he wasn't a pleasant man, but his successors turned out to be far, far worse.

Egypt is already turning out to be much worse than predicted. Why not Libya?

southerncanuck said...

I don't know if they are better than Ghaddafi or not. I would hope that there would be some sort of vetting of that before committing time and treasure to this mission. Who knows about that with the current POTUS though. About Egypt I agree with you that it may certainly get worse. There wasn't anything we could do to hold Mubarek in there. We should have held out aid for more political freedoms years ago.