“This is a dangerous world, and this cat isn’t remotely qualified to handle it. This guy has no clue, I promise you.” – Former President G.W. Bush speaking about then Democratic Presidential nominee Barack H. Obama
War is coming soon. Count on it. I am not talking about the kind of war such as Iraq and Afghanistan, which inconveniences no one beyond the deployed soldiers and their families. No, you are soon going to get the real deal. A conflict that will involve every thought of every moment of your waking lives. President Obama’s announcement that he will not fulfill the United States’ commitment to install an anti-ballistic missile defense system in Eastern Europe has provided further proof, as if any were needed, that so called “progressives,” in spite of all their pseudo-intellectual arrogance, never learn from their mistakes.
VIENNA (AP) – Experts at the world’s top atomic watchdog are in agreement that Tehran has the ability to make a nuclear bomb and is on the way to developing a missile system able to carry an atomic warhead, according to a secret report seen by The Associated Press. The document drafted by senior officials at the International Atomic Energy Agency is the clearest indication yet that the agency’s leaders share Washington’s views on Iran’s weapon-making capabilities.
It appears to be the so-called “secret annex” on Iran’s nuclear program that Washington says is being withheld by the IAEA’s chief. The document says Iran has “sufficient information” to build a bomb. It says Iran is likely to “overcome problems” on developing a delivery system.
The failure to follow through on the previous administration’s promise, combined with Iran’s continued, and now possibly completed, development of nuclear weapons is an invitation for war…and a big one at that. If you count the cold war as World War Three then gird your loins for World War 4. It’s coming.
You have to work very hard to make as many mistakes as fast as this administration has in just nine months. Fear matters in a dangerous world, and make no mistake about it, no-one is afraid of Barack H. Obama. So far he has alienated all of America’s traditional allies while encouraging those countries hostile to us.
Obama failed to stand with Iranians protesting the pre-ordained election results that returned Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to office. He is so determined that he can negotiate with this maniacal lunatic that he has acted to keep him in power just so he can prove it to us. He likewise has sided with the Hugo Chavez backed president of Honduras who was rightly ousted by the Honduran Supreme Court and Congress for trying to illegally alter their constitution. Even now, this administration is insisting that Chavez’s man be put back into power or the U.S. will not recognize this government or ANY future elected government! That’s insane.
He has also been pressing Israel for more concessions while authorizing money for Palestinians. Such financial aid has historically been returned to Israel in the form of unprovoked rocket attacks. Throw in an ill-conceived investigation into the CIA’s interrogation of terrorist detainees, and even our own people see no reason to trust this administration. What’s next, granting terrorists captured on the battlefield as prisoners of war rights of Habeas Corpus?
BAGRAM, Afghanistan – Afghan inmates held in the US’s Bagram military custody center will soon have their first opportunity to exercise expanded rights to challenge indefinite detention. The Obama administration has prepared a new set of guidelines regarding the legal rights of over 600 Afghan inmates detained at Bagram air-base. The administration hopes to implement the new system during this week. The new system will also grant extended rights to an unknown number of captive nationals from numerous other Middle Eastern states. – Impunity Watch, Asia
The “Blame America First” people are now in charge and they are on an appeasement crusade. The decision not to deploy the missile defense system was part of the Obama administration’s “reset” negotiating policy with Russia. Although he was willing to make this concession to Russia, alienating still more U.S. allies in Poland and Czechoslovakia, he apparently got nothing in return other than the possibility that Russia might assist in future negotiations with Iran. This is not what one would call savvy negotiating. The only thing less comforting than this administration’s weak negotiating skills is its apparent tactlessness. How do you announce you are backing out of a defense deal with Poland on the 70th anniversary of the day that the Russians and Germans invaded the country to start the second world war? Are they really this callous, or worse, ignorant? These arrogant people pride themselves on their intellectual superiority…where is it?
For their part the government of Poland reacted as you should well expect they would. They refused to to take Secretary Of State Hilliary Clinton’s calls. The Czech and Polish governments put themselves out on a limb to be supportive of the United States, and this is their reward? Interestingly, although this decision is an offense to the governments of these countries, the people themselves actually approve of this decision. It is their fear that allowing such a system to be deployed on their territory would make them a desirable target for terrorists.
If there is one thing you can count on, it is the consistency of European cowardice. We have seen their willingness to appease aggressors lead to disaster time and again in the last century. Yet they not only fail to learn from those disasters, they also fail to remember the lesson of Ronald Reagan. In the 1980’s, at the peak of the cold war, he deployed medium range nuclear missiles in West Germany…and oh how the people did complain. Once again, they argued it would increase the likelihood of war. What happened? Ten years later both the missiles AND the Soviet Union were gone, without a shot being fired. Peace through strength is the only thing that will prevent a war. Weakness will always provoke an aggressor to strike. Unfortunately cowardice comes too easily to the European. Too bad.
Our “Appeaser in Chief'” should have insisted on one very important concession from Russia. His failure to do so has guaranteed war. The Russians have agreed to sell Iran anti-aircraft missiles. Obama should have insisted that the sale be canceled in exchange for betraying our allies. He insisted on nothing and bowed to the Kremlin’s wishes. Those anti-aircraft missiles are for the purpose of defending Iran from a potential strike by Israel on their nuclear facilities. Failure to get that sale stopped, combined with the IAEA report claiming Iran can now build an atomic weapon, makes it imperative that Israel strike sooner rather than later. Rhetoric like this doesn’t help either:
“The pretext (Holocaust) for the creation of the Zionist regime (Israel) is false … It is a lie based on an unprovable and mythical claim. Confronting the Zionist regime is a national and religious duty. This regime (Israel) will not last long. Do not tie your fate to it … This regime has no future. Its life has come to an end.” – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Sept. 18, 2009
Israel knows those weapons have but one purpose, their annihilation. They will strike, and they will strike first. They must. But that will present several problems. Last year the Democratically controlled Congress blocked the sale of several “bunker buster” bombs to Israel. They thought that, by depriving Israel of these deep penetrating conventional weapons, they could discourage a war with Iran. However, for Israel, this is about survival. Denying Israel the use of these weapons does not reduce the likelihood of military action. It just forces them to use different munitions. Israel dares not risk a failed attack, or one that does not significantly disable Iran’s nuclear capability. With hardened facilities buried deep underground, you need devastating firepower. Thanks to the shortsighted actions of the Democrats in Congress, Israel may be forced to use nuclear weapons to destroy their targets. Consider the ramifications of that.
In any event, an Israeli attack will lead to worldwide condemnation of Israel, and likely, a worldwide counter-attack via terrorism. Decades of acquiescence to Islamic immigration will envelope Europe in a firestorm of internally delivered attacks. Perhaps it is the just reward for their perpetual cowardice. Such attacks will certainly find their way to the United States as well. After all, the President has been in a rush to dismantle the apparatus that the previous administration built to protect us after the September 11, 2001 attacks. Fortunately, this time, the terrorists will have adequate legal representation in the event they get caught.
Israel has the capacity to destroy Iran’s nuclear facilities, but can they, or will they, attempt to destroy all of Iran’s military assets? Almost certainly not. The consequences of an Israeli attack will be the certainty that the Iranian navy will close the Persian Gulf, shutting off the oil supply to the West. Welcome to world war. Oil prices will spike the world over from the instantaneous shortages this will create. Someone will have to reopen the Persian Gulf. Conventional wisdom says that “someone” will have to be the United States.
But in the Obama administration there is no place for either convention or wisdom. The crisis that will occur when the oil spigot is cut off will have spectacularly useful repercussions to an administration that doesn’t believe a crisis should be allowed to go to waste. Therefore, there is no guarantee that Obama will give the order to reopen the Persian Gulf. Failure to do so will definitely prolong the crisis and almost certainly will have the effect of suffocating every Western economy. If the crisis can be prolonged long enough, it may prove fatal. Not a bad days work if you are not only the president of the most powerful economy on earth, but also the president of the Karl Marx/Che Guevara fan club. Considering the economic decisions this administration has made thus far, such a crisis could be irresistible. For a man with Obama’s ego, the opportunity to rebuild the world in his own image may be too much of a temptation. To hell with the rest of us.
GENESIS 27:29 Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother’s sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee.
And yet there is another possibility. One that may be the most diabolical of them all. For Israel to have any chance of succeeding in its’ primary objective of destroying Iran’s nuclear facilities, it must have the element of surprise on its’ side. If it trusts the Obama administration, and there is no reason that it should, Israel may, as a courtesy, notify Washington of its’ intentions. Israel may, however, choose not to tell Washington in advance since the Obama administration, unlike Bush’s, is not likely to offer any assistance.
In either event, the United States has plenty of military assets in the region that will be able to detect that such a strike is underway. I propose that, given this administration’s tendency to cater to the Muslim world, it is very possible Obama will tip off the Iranian’s that such an attack is coming and from where. After all, have you ever seen a nation more determined to switch sides in all of its commitments, both internationally and domestically, than this one? This will guarantee that the Israeli attack fails. Perhaps, in return, Obama will extract a promise from Iran not to close the Persian Gulf…but only by betraying one of our our closest allies. Of course, who but a naive negotiator like Obama could trust the government in Tehran to keep such an agreement? Muslim history is full of backstabbing.
If you think I am just an alarmist and talking out of my hat consider this conversation with Zbigniew Brzezinski, Obama’s top foreign policy adviser, United States National Security Adviser to President Jimmy Carter, and notorious anti-Semite in an interview with the Daily Beast:
Daily Beast: How aggressive can Obama be in insisting to the Israelis that a military strike might be in America’s worst interest?
Brzezinski: We are not exactly impotent little babies. They have to fly over our airspace in Iraq. Are we just going to sit there and watch?
Daily Beast: What if they fly over anyway?
Brzezinski: Well, we have to be serious about denying them that right. That means a denial where you aren’t just saying it. If they fly over, you go up and confront them. They have the choice of turning back or not. No one wishes for this but it could be a Liberty in reverse.
To the contrary, there are plenty on the far left, particularly among Reverend Wright style Black Liberationists, who would be delighted to see a battle between the United States and Israel. This is the conversation happening in the White House right now. Obama’s top adviser in this very matter is encouraging a military confrontation against our ally Israel in defense of our enemy Iran. And you thought it couldn’t get worse. If you voted for change in the last election, you certainly got it!
“Under section 370 of the House Of Representatives Rules and Manual it has been held that a member of the house cannot refer to the President as “giving aid and comfort to the enemy.” Yet, as he alienates our allies and coddles our enemies, it would appear he is doing just that. And you know what that means…WAR!
But whose side are we on? Ask Poland and Czechoslovakia. They know…and Israel is soon going to find out.