Unreal. That’s the only way I can describe Obama’s willful and stubborn tone-deafness in the wake of the Paris massacre. In what is probably the most understated headline I’ve read I see this ….
Following the ISIS attacks on Paris, to say that President Obama looks weak on the world stage would be an understatement. And Monday’s performance at the G-20 summit in Antalya, Turkey, was an embarrassment.
In tone, his remarks were defiant, arrogant, and dismissive. In substance, he offered no ideas or proposals for combating the ISIS threat. Indeed, he openly rejected the idea that America should lead, saying:
“But what I’m not interested in doing is posing or pursuing some notion of American leadership or America winning, or whatever other slogans they come up with that have no relationship to what is actually going to work to protect the American people, and to protect people in the region who are getting killed, and to protect our allies and people like France. I’m too busy for that.”
This could have been a Churchillian moment for the U.S. president, rallying the free world at a time of great crisis. But as we know from Obama’s extensive track record of inaction and foreign policy disasters, he is no Winston Churchill.
Instead, it was clear that the leader of the free world has no strategy for winning against ISIS and nothing to say except to condemn his critics at home, whom he seems to think are his biggest enemy. Even French President François Hollande has shown more resolve in the wake of the Paris attacks than the U.S. president, which is a damning indictment of the White House’s approach.
This is all music to the ears of America’s enemies, who are taking advantage of Washington’s weakness on the world stage. President Obama is in denial with regard to the scale of the threat facing the free world. He refuses to acknowledge that we are at war with a vicious and brutal enemy driven by Islamist ideology. These are not merely “violent extremists” as Obama likes to call them. As British Prime Minister David Cameron has noted, the West cannot rest until “we have defeated this evil terrorist death cult, and the poisonous ideology on which it feeds.”
We must be under no illusions about the nature of the enemy we face and what needs to be done. Our enemies seek to destroy us and everything we stand for. In other words, our civilization faces a grave threat. Such times demand resolve and strength on the international stage.
The United States and its allies in Europe, the Middle East and the Anglosphere must be prepared to emphatically crush ISIS and defeat the Islamist scourge. But in order to achieve this, the president of the United States must be prepared to lead. Unfortunately Mr. Obama seems unable or unwilling to do so.
Now, before I comment on this, I would like to add some context with another article ……… Mr. Farage, what say you?
UKIP leader, Nigel Farage, has claimed President Obama is determined to keep the UK in the European Union because he is the most “anti-British President the United States of America has ever had”. Mr Farage said the Paris attacks proved the need for Britain to secure its borders, and that EU immigration policy had made the attack inevitable.
In response to a question (1:03 on the video) about why America wanted Britain to remain in the EU despite the risk from immigration Mr Farage pointed out the US had protected Europe in the past. He said: “Don’t forget that the Americans did pay an absolutely massive price in WWII, both in the European theater and the Pacific theater. And that after 1945, right up until the end of the 1960s, there were nearly half a million American troops on European soil, there as our protection and our safety against any potential Soviet threat.
But he went on to denounce the current administration in the US, saying: “We have a President in the White House who is the most anti-British President the United States of America has ever had. His first act, on day one, was to remove the bust of Winston Churchill, which had been their[sic] for decades, in the Oval Office. When there was the spill, the unfortunate spill in the Gulf, under BP’s umbrella he couldn’t say often enough, could he, ‘British Petroleum’ and he said it with a degree of venom.
“Obama is going to do, in the time that he has left, all that he can to keep Britain trapped in the European Union and he even put up a lackey that works for him, a Trade Envoy, Robert Froman the other week who said that if Britain was outside the European Union America wouldn’t do a trade deal with us. What complete and utter and totally baloney.
“It’s actually Obama and his lackeys like Froman who are threatening one of the most important strategic and friendly alliances that has existed in the world. I hope America gets a better President who understands us more next time round.”
Farage’s comments came during a speech in Basingstoke, England forming part of his tour to campaign for Britain to leave the UK.
There’s a video to watch at the link.
It isn’t that Obama is particularly anti-British or that he’s anti-American. It is, rather, that he is anti-Western Civilization.
It isn’t that he’s weak, but, it’s his world view which lends to the appearance of being weak.
Today and yesterday it was reported that we’ve started to bomb ISIS headquarters in Raqqa, along with France, in response to the Paris massacre. ISIS, or ISIL if you prefer, is a group we’ve supposedly been at war with for some time, running air raids against this group of Islamic maniacs. But, now, only now we’ve started to bomb Raqqa? Why?
Obama has had no intentions of destroying ISIS. This has never been his aim. Indeed, it wasn’t but a couple of years ago that Obama was arming the group, under the guise of them being part of a “moderate” rebel coalition. At the time, it was seemingly reasonable to ascribe it to his imbecility rather than maliciousness. (He has ample qualities of both.) However, since then, ISIS has been easily identified as the murderous Islamic jihad scumbags they are. But, we’re just now getting around to bombing Raqqa. All the while, Obama has stubbornly refused to send ground troops to the areas in Iraq to protect the innocents being murdered in the region.
Given his history of “leading from behind” and his tepid responses to the Paris massacre and many other atrocities committed by ISIS and other groups of Islamic lunatics, the only reasonable explanation for his actions and inactions must be that he doesn’t want to destroy the Islamic lunatics. Why? Most likely it’s because he sees it as the “enemy of his enemy is his friend.”
His enemy is Western Civilization. And, yes, Mr. Farage is correct, he holds our British cousins in particular disdain. But, it’s his overarching world view as all things Western being in opposition to him which is motivating his actions and inactions. This should not be a shock to anyone paying attention. All one has to do is look at his actions and inactions in his domestic policies. Just look at his advocacies. “You didn’t build that ….”, his disdain for even the use of the words “American Exceptionalism”, the demands for open borders around the world, his insistence on accepting “refuges” even though his own administration acknowledges we can’t properly vet these people. His insistence that America doesn’t lead …… in anything, his open disregard and contempt for people who hold guns and the Bible (foundations of our nation) in reverence ….. and on, and on, and on ……
Obama is weak, in both character and convictions. He won’t openly state his disdain for Western Civilization, but all of his actions and inactions, and his not so subtle babblings make it clear what his priorities are.