The Word of God through the voice of His prophet Jeremiah:
They offer superficial treatments for My people’s mortal wound. They give assurances of peace when there is no peace. — Jeremiah 6:14
I look at what Obama is claiming he is trying to do as he negotiates with an Iran whose real leaders screams “Death to America!” and I realize that Obama has the same demonic spirit of the leaders that Jeremiah prophetically decried.
But this is actually an even more abundantly clear example:
Video: White House still claims Yemen is a success story, no matter what the reports say
posted at 7:21 pm on March 25, 2015 by Noah Rothman
As this administration has entered its waning days, it seems to have long ago gave up on appealing to the political sensibilities of average Americans. It is easy to let oneself believe that the White House has simply lost touch with reality. But there is a difference between being out of touch and simply exhibiting such childlike petulance that you refuse to accept unpleasant truths. Obama’s administration has adopted the latter approach to bad news.
For anyone in the West who has been following the collapse of the Yemeni government since a January coup by Shiite-dominated Houthi rebels toppled the regime in Sanaa, there has been precious little good news. In a nation that the president claimed represented a model of the success of his approach to counterterrorism as recently as September, the collapse of the security situation has been a startling blow to geological stability and to Barack Obama’s domestic political standing.
But the administration seems to think that the rapidly deteriorating conditions in Yemen will go away if they’re ignored. According to White House Press Sec. Josh Earnest, Yemen remains a feather in the White House’s distinctly featherless cap (Hat tip to Real Clear Politics):
JONATHAN KARL, ABC NEWS: I know you’re asked this every time something terrible happens in Yemen, but now that we have essentially complete chaos in Yemen, does the White House still believe that Yemen is the model for a counter-terrorism strategy?
JOSH EARNEST, WHITE HOUSE: Jon, the White House does continue to believe that a successful counter-terrorism strategy is one that will build up the capacity of the central government to have local fighters on the ground to take the fight to extremists in their own country…
KARL: That’s astounding. You’re saying that you still see Yemen as the model, that building up the central government which has now collapsed, a president who has apparently fled the country, Saudi troops have amassed on one boarder, the Iranians supporting the rebels. You consider this as a model for counter-terrorism?
EARNEST: Again, Jon, what the United States considers to be our strategy when confronting the effort to try to mitigate the threat that is posed by extremists is to prevent them from establishing a safe haven. And certainly in a chaotic, dangerous situation like in Yemen, what the United States will do and has done is work to try to support the central government, build up the capacity of local fighters, and use our own technological and military capabilities to apply pressure on the extremists there.
On a day when what the White House calls the “legitimate government” of Yemen dissolves and its president flees the country out of fear for his personal safety, it takes a galling level of chutzpah to insist that the administration’s counterterror approach in Yemen – one centered on building up “the central government” – remains a noteworthy achievement. But they hope that you’ll believe them and not your lying eyes. And, you know what? Many of this president’s most blinkered supporters will do just that.
It’s going to be delight to watch the White House refuse to acknowledge the Supreme Court’s ruling in King v. Burwell if the Court finds against the government and strips the Affordable Care Act of its life-sustaining federal subsidies. In fact, the executive branch’s abject refusal to accept any events that cut against its desired outcomes could precipitate a constitutional crisis of a previously unknown magnitude.
The presumption in the above scenario is, however, that this administration is even relevant by June when the 2016 presidential election cycle has ramped up and all the candidates have launched their campaigns. By then, the press will probably be more interested in the reaction from the president-in-waiting than the ACA’s outgoing namesake.
ABC is just as incredulous and shocked as HotAir. Note their title: “White House Continues to Back Yemen as Model For Successful Counterterrorism.” And note the opening words:
“The White House does continue to believe that a successful counter-terrorism strategy is one that will build up the capacity of the central government to have local fighters on the ground to take the fight to extremists in their own country,” Earnest told reporters at the White House. “That is a template that has succeeded in mitigating the threat that we face from extremists in places like Yemen.”
President Obama has long pointed to the counterterrorism campaign in Yemen as a model for the fight against ISIS.
“This strategy of taking out terrorists who threaten us, while supporting partners on the front lines, is one that we have successfully pursued in Yemen and Somalia for years,” Obama said in September as he outlined his strategy to degrade and destroy ISIS.
But today, the U.S. strategy in Yemen has virtually collapsed amid the fall of the American-backed government. The U.S. embassy in Yemen has been shut down and U.S. military personnel have been evacuated.
“We have not seen that kind of progress in terms of strengthening the central government, I think you could make a pretty strong case that we’ve seen the opposite of that, but we do continue to enjoy the benefits of a sustained counterterrorism security relationship with the security infrastructure that remains,” Earnest said. “There are elements of the Yemeni government that we continue to be in touch with that continue to further our efforts to apply pressures to extremists that seek to operate in that country.”
You’ve got to open your mouth in amazement to the point that flies start coming in. What does Obama’s “model for success” look like? It looks like the leader of the country fleeing from terrorist rebels backed by the Iran that Obama is actively supporting. It looks like all US forces themselves fleeing. It looks like pretty much all of our intelligence and our embarrassing files and our human intelligence assets who trusted us falling into terrorist rebel (and Iranian) hands. And it looks like the United States utterly blind, utterly weak and utterly helpless now throughout the entire region.
Obama has incredibly removed Iran from the terror list in order to get his wicked deal with the Ayatollah. When there is NO WORSE SPONSOR OF TERROR THAN IRAN in the world today. And when it is IRAN that is overthrowing Yemen as we speak.
But Obama isn’t merely declaring in his moral idiocy that Iran is not a terrorist nation; he is actually claiming that Iran is now our great ally against terrorism because it is fighting the Islamic State (that Obama is powerless in his cowardice to fight) in order to protect their own national interests (when Obama refuses to protect America’s). This wicked foolishness is akin to claiming that if al Qaeda has a beef with Islamic State, that therefore al Qaeda must be a friend and an ally. You just shake your head in amazement.
I mean, the truth of the matter is that for all the challenges we face, all the problems that we have, if you had to be — if you had to choose any moment to be born in human history, not knowing what your position was going to be, who you were going to be, you’d choose this time. The world is less violent than it has ever been. It is healthier than it has ever been. It is more tolerant than it has ever been. It is better fed then it’s ever been. It is more educated than it’s ever been.
Going on a quarter of a million civilians have been massacred in Syria since Obama’s red line disgrace. People are being burned alive, buried alive, crucified, sold into sexual slavery. The entire Middle East is devolving into total anarchy and war and a mad confusion. But don’t worry; it’s all good because Obama is president.
A demonic spirit of delusion owns Barack Hussein Obama. Period. There is no other way to describe this fanatic denial of reality.
Barack Obama is the modern poster boy for “Peace in our time!” But it is his wicked foolishness that is causing the world to burn even as he rabidly continues to demand that only the most superficial treatments be offered for what is very clearly a mortal wound in the rising threat of Islam as Muslims increasingly begin to understand their religion in the same manner that their beloved “Prophet” understands their religion of SUBMISSION.
It is amazing. Peace when there is no peace. Yemen is a model for success when it is in fact an obvious model for disaster. Obama as a successful president when he is THE most failed president who ever lived.
There are those words from the Chinese proverb, “May you live in interesting times.” It was actually a curse artfully disguised as a blessing. Because non-interesting times would be times of peace and tranquility. And we have ANYTHING BUT because of our president who reset our relationship with Russia and gave us the virulent cancer of the Russia that invaded Ukraine even as it hungrily eyes more helpless nations in the face of a US president whom everyone knows will do NOTHING; because of our president and his disgraceful “red line” with Syria that ended American prestige or trust of our allies of any meaningful American resolve; because of our president who claimed that Islamic State was a “JayVee team” (that he later dishonestly tried to say he never said) even as they were seizing city after city in the Iraq Obama cut-and-ran from and PLANNED to cut-and-run from despite the pleading of his generals from the very day the fool took office.
If you think of history as a movie, get your popcorn ready and watch as the world BURNS under this Jeremiah 6:14 disgrace of a president.
And if you are not a true believer in Jesus Christ, get ready for the Antichrist and get ready to worship him and take his mark on your right hand or your forehead. And then get ready to burn in hell forever and ever.