Barack Obama said something a few days ago that festers like a nasty strain of brain cancer.
When mainstream media “reporters” handed Obama a softball question about Republicans calling him out for appeasement (in a question that failed to mention ANY of the reasons the Republicans had given for accusing Obama of appeasement in the first place), Obama said:
“Ask Osama bin Laden and the 22 out of 30 top al-Qaida leaders who have been taken off the field whether I engage in appeasement. Or whoever is left out there, ask them about that,” the president said during a news conference.
Now, it’s hard to find because our media is so in the pocket of liberalism, but the Republcians’ charge occurred during a Republican Jewish Conference forum. They put a little content into their charge; for instance, pointing out that - due to Democrats in general and Obama, Biden and Hillary Clinton in particular blocking George Bush from confronting Iran over its growing nuclear program, and due to Obama’s weakness and appeasement since taking office – Iran is now six months away from a nuclear weapon and it is too late to stop them from getting one. Which of course exalts Islam and directly threatens our ally Israel.
Iran is going to have a nuclear weapon SOON. That day will be a dark and terrible one, because Iran will ultimately be able to a) shut down the Strait of Hormuz and send oil prices skyrocketing above $14 a gallon; b) launch an international wave of terrorism; or c) even attack Israel with IMPUNITY when they get nuclear weapons and the ballistic missiles to deliver them. Because if we attack a nuclear – and frankly crazy and truly evil - Iran, we get to kiss a few cities and tens of millions of Americans goodbye.
There were several other reasons the various GOP rivals rightly accused Obama of appeasement. But let’s just ask ourselves: if those biased leftist hyper-partisan psuedo-journalists had confronted Obama with the disgrace of Iran’s nuclear program in the context of their question about “appeasement,” wouldn’t that have made it just a little bit harder for a biased leftist hyper-partisan pseudo-president to give us such a smash-that-lob response???
In any event, Obama is a great, strong, powerful leader and NOT a timid appeaser because he got Osama bin Laden – and just don’t you mind the rest of the foreign policy disasters he’s presided over. That’s the Obama line.
Let’s forget about your apology tour (see also here) when you went around the rest of the world damning America. Let’s forget about how you repeatedly insisted on a timetable for withdrawal in both Iraq and Afghanistan that would make any victory possible. Let’s forget how you abandoned commitments made to Czechoslovakia and Poland to needlessly appease Russia. Let’s forget that even Europe has recognized your spinelessness. Let’s forget how you refused to denounce Iran even as that country was massacring its own people for demonstrating for freedom. Let’s forget that you are demanding that the U.S. pull out its troops from Iraq after we fought so hard for it to the shock and disgust of our generals. Let’s forget the many times you have undermined Israel, such as when you demanded Israel return to indefensible 1967 borders after America promised Israel it would NEVER do such a thing. Let’s forget how you undermined valuable ally Egypt under Mubarak and proceeded to give us a country instead that will be run by terrorists and based on Shariah law. Let’s forget that Iran initiated an act of war against the United States – and you spinelessly did NOTHING about it. Let’s forget that you actually are DEMANDING that the defense budget be gutted $600 billion more than the $450 you already gutted it.
Let’s forget that, mainstream media, so we can lob Obama a softball question devoid of any context at all – and allow Obama to say something like, oh, “Ask Osama bin Laden if I’m an appeaser.”
So let’s consider Obama’s answer: does Obama being the brave, brave Sir Robin who happened to be the carbon-based lifeform inhabiting the Oval Office at the time we got Osama bin Laden make up for all of the above appeasement???
Well, first consider the FACT that the waterboarding Obama opposed, demonized and in fact actually tried to criminalize-after-the-fact was ESSENTIAL to finding out where Obama was (see also here). If Obama had got his way, and Bush had not waterboarded terrorist suspects, we can toss out the only link we had to Obama (courier) and we can toss out the city where he was hiding (Abbottabad):
Oops. Did I forget to mention that Obama has actually had many more acts of appeasement than what I had above? Because not only did he denounce the very waterboarding that got us Osama bin Laden, but he also denounced the Gitmo where we got that information.
So why does Obama get all the credit for getting Obama and Bush none?
Please refer to my previous statements regarding the level of bias in American pesudo-journalism.
But then there’s also “the decision” to get Osama bin Laden. Wasn’t that like really brave?
Well, I’m going to the dentist this week to get some really painful work done. I’m just as brave as Obama was to get in my car and show up at that dentist office.
Imagine if Obama had REFUSED to get Osama bin Laden (after making a campaign promise that he would do so if he knew where bin Laden was hiding). What do you think are the odds that that information would never get out? What are the odds that no so much as one single member of the armed forces or the intelligence community would be outraged by such an act of cowardice and not leak the fact that Obama refused to get the world’s number one terrorist in the world? And what are the odds that Obama would have been re-elected with Republicans running that ad again and again and again like Bush Sr.’s “Read my lips, no new taxes” line???
It wasn’t “brave” for Obama to approve that mission; it was an act of self-political-survival.
And that mission to get Osama bin Laden had some huge consequences that for some strange reason the media has refused to lay at the door of the guy they gave all the credit for getting him to.
If Obama deserves the credit, does he not also deserve the blame?
For one thing, U.S. relations with vital partner in the war on terror Pakistan are at an all-time-low because of the thing that Obama claims so much credit for having done.
Imagine if Mexico launched a commando raid into the heart of the United States to kill someone their government was after. Or imagine if Canada did that to us. How would we respond to the fact that soldiers with guns flew into our country without our knowledge or consent to start shooting people?
Combine that with the fact that Obama “air raided villages and murdered innocent Pakistani soldiers” – to the tune of 24 dead Pakistani soldiers killed in their own country by Obama - and our relations with Pakistan couldn’t get much lower if we started firing nuclear missiles at each other.
Do you remember when Obama falsely and in fact demonically attacked Bush for bringing down the U.S. image to the rest of the world. Now the world hates us more than it ever did under Bush. Even the ARAB WORLD hates us more, because they at least had some respect for Bush. Versus Obama who is just a simpering – and yes, appeasing – scrawny-necked dumbo-eared little weasel.
But hey, I’m not a “journalist” or a “reporter,” so I can bring facts like that up, can’t I???
There was another casuality to Obama’s grand mission that everyone gave him total credit for: we gave away BILLIONS in stealth technology to our enemies in China and Russia.
Remember that helicopter tail section Obama left behind in Pakistan?
Pakistan Shares US Stealth Technology With China: Did That Bring Down The Chinook With SEALs?
Posted by Jason Bradley Aug 15th 2011 at 9:10 am
Several of us at Big Peace have reported in the past about the noticeable warming relationship between China and Pakistan. This has concerned the US because of the amount of cooperation and assistance – worth billions of dollars — given to Pakistan. It was eventually decided that that we would have to accept Pakistan’s warts if we were to have a regional partner in the War on Terror. It was an uneasy concession from the start and hard pill to swallow. In fact, that pill hasn’t fully worked its way down.
Just recently there were immediate questions over the successful downing of Chinook that did more damage to US forces in an instant in what otherwise could not be accomplished by the Taliban in over ten years of war. Those questions were directed to the highest reaches of the Pakistan government and its intelligence arm, the ISI.
Now comes in what appears to be an open betrayal by our so-called mission partners.
The US employed new stealth technology in the successful raid on Osama bin Laden. Special Forces used a previously unknown capability, and so far as we know, is unduplicated by any other country, when they swooped down on Osama’s compound in stealth-modified Blackhawk helicopters. One of those helicopters had a mechanical malfunction and crashed on site as a result. Despite urgent requests by the CIA and the US government, Pakistan allowed China to view the new machine.
“The US now has information that Pakistan, particularly the ISI, gave access to the Chinese military to the downed helicopter in Abbottabad,” the paper quoted a person “in intelligence circles” as saying.
Pakistan, which enjoys a close relationship with China, allowed Chinese intelligence officials to take pictures of the crashed chopper as well as take samples of its special “skin” that allowed the American raid to evade Pakistani radar, Reuters reported.
No one from the Pakistani army was available for comment, but the Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate (ISI), Pakistan’s top spy agency, denied the report. The paper said Pakistan’s top general, chief of army staff Ashfaq Kayani, denied that China had been given access.
Do you know how much it cost to develop that technology that China can now easily reverse-engineer for pennies on the millions of dollars?
You don’t want to know. Seriously.
Our enemies can not only reverse engineer our stealth technology and make their own stealth helicopters to use against U.S. interests, but it can also now devise better countermeasures against our stuff to leave us weaker in the future.
And Obama isn’t through on that score. He just left behind a hi-tech radar-evading stealth drone for Iran to find.
Now, again, being a weak, appeasing COWARD Obama isn’t going in and GETTING his damned drone; he’s saying, “Please, pretty, pretty, pretty please, Mr. Ayatollah, can I have my drone back?”
And what did it cost us to develop that thing? A bunch. What’s it going to cost Iran – and its allies Russia and China to develop? Nada.
But, hey. That kind of thing gets in the way of the mainstream media narrative that anything that we don’t want to credit Obama for we will blame Bush for.
We’re back in the days of the Marxists and the Nazis (fellow socialist travellers) rising to power. All it would have taken for the ugliest period in the history of the human race to have been averted was a little honest reporting by the medias of those countries. But the media had become ideological pawns of totalitarian agendas. It had become an actual ally of those agendas.