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U.S. President Barack Obama is whistling by the grave yard while the rebels in Libya are being slaughtered. While Mr. Obama spends his time on ESPN offering his picks for the NCAA basketball tournament, Col. Qaddafi's troops have routed the rebels and are now poised for a final victory. US Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice has been quoted as saying, "We are discussing very seriously in (UN)Council a range of actions that we believe could be effective in protecting civilians." Someone needs to inform the good Ambassador that Qaddafi's troops are massed outside of Benghazi for the final push to eliminate the opposition. The Libyan Army appeared on state television on Wednesday to set a deadline for residents to leave Benghazi by midnight local time ahead a planned operation to "cleanse" the city.
It has been said that President Carter lost Iran during his four years in office, but Barack Obama will be known as the President that lost the Middle East. Mr. Obama failed to lead during the Iranian protests, he bungled his way through the Egyptian crisis and now his inaction almost assures the survival of the terrorist leader in Libya. Mr. Obama's failures didn't start in the Middle East, they started when he gave in to the Nu-Soviets and abandoned our missile defense bases in Europe. By doing so, Obama alienated our Polish and Czech allies and tarnished our credibility in the process. Barack Obama kicked our British friends to curb early in his administration and has thrown Israel under the bus multiple times over the last couple of years.
Mr. Obama stood by while the Iranian proxy Hezbollah toppled Prime Minister Hariri's government in Lebanon and in doing so we lost a valuable friendly partner in the Middle East. It has been reported that Iran has placed missiles in Venezuela which could reach our Southern border. According to the German daily Die Welt(Nov. 25, 2010), the Iranian regime is planning to place medium range ballistic missiles on Venezuelan soil. An agreement between the two countries was signed during the last visit of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to Tehran on October 19, 2010. What is President Obama doing to prevent this Cuban style missile crisis? Allowing Iran to place missiles on Venezuelan soil will be a major threat to our national security.
There is now a contest between Iran and Saudi Arabia and the Sunni-Shiite split in the Arab world, which ramped up to a dangerous level Wednesday. The all-out offensive launched by Bahraini and Saudi security forces, tanks and helicopters to drive the mostly Shiite protesters out of the main square has received the attention of Iran. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad condemned the dispersal of the Shiite protesters as "unjustifiable and irreparable" and Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said ominously: "The unexpected interference of foreign forces in popular uprisings in different countries, including Bahrain, whose people are peacefully after their legitimate demands, can lead the region toward a crisis that will have dangerous consequences."
Would Mr. Obama intervene militarily if Iran and Saudi Arabia were to go to war? Judging by Obama's track record the answer would have to be NO. He would most likely attend a fundraiser and then condemn Iran in the "strongest possible terms." He might send Ambassador Rice to the worthless United Nations to find a solution, all the while he taped an ESPN NFL draft special. After a couple of golf outings and an oversees vacation, Obama might find the time to intervene on behalf of Saudi Arabia. But to the dithering President's surprise, Saudi Arabia has already been defeated and occupied.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
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