Saturday, August 24, 2013

Erasing the Syrian "Red Line"

Remember when the the spectacle of Bashar al-Assad gassing his citizens was a "red line" that would prompt unilateral action from the U.S. Never mind:

Well forget about the red line. now all we get is a the garbled load of crap you see above -- this is certainly a grave situation, we are monitoring it closely, we need to have the blessing of the United Nations, we need to assemble a coalition of allies, blah de blah de frickin' blah. In other words those Navy ships waiting for his decision are going to be waiting until hell freezes over and beyond because Barry can't depart from his ideology long enough to put his big boy pants on and be the leader of the free world.

There are many problems with having a Socialist/Marxist as president of the United States and de facto leader of the free world and they are all bad but the credibility it has cost us and the damage to world security caused by this fool's inept foreign policy is perhaps the worst. We all suffer from the damage this man has done to our country domestically, but as more of the world's hot spots melt down, you can't help but wonder if our biggest problem isn't the fact that more an more regions of the world are destabilizing as Barry sits and twiddles his thumbs:

  • He sat and did nothing in when Iran's democracy movement bloomed and was crushed..
  • He celebrated the "Arab spring" in Egypt until that blew up in his face. Now he doesn't know what to do. 
  • We still don't know WHAT he was doing when four Americans were slaughtered at Benghazi. The resulting cover-up is the biggest of any modern president. Crimes were undoubtedly committed but we may never get to the bottom of it. 
  • He rushed to get out of Iraq "Bushes War" so-called and now the country is melting down. 
  • Thousands more American soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan under his watch than previously under GW Bush. We're pulling out in 2014 and what has been accomplished? 
  • China is on the rise, poised to pass us as a military and economic power withing years. 
  • Russia, once a shell of its former Soviet self, is now back on the world stage flexing its muscles and regularly giving a groveling Obama the finger. 
The leftist's president may not like it but we're not all equal on the world stage. American exceptionalism ISN'T like Greek exceptionalism or Syrian exceptionalism. The United States is the world leader and defender of freedom. In most cases, we don't even have to defend freedom with force: We just have to stand up for freedom and make clear that we are willing to defend it with force if we have to. That doesn't mean making a bunch of empty pronouncements -- trotting off the golf course on Martha's Vineyard to "strongly condemn" the slaughter in Syria. It doesn't mean deferring to the U.N. -- one of the most worthless international bodies ever to exist. It doesn't mean "assembling a coalition" -- sometimes the world leader has to go it alone and be big enough to take the slings and arrows that come with it. 

Through is weaselly, mealy-mouthed spinelessness Barry has blown it in more places than just Syria. But he has blown all opportunities to effect change in Syria without using force. Now with thousands of Syrians apparently gassed, he can't decide whether or not to make good on his promise to use force. It's this type of indecision that make the U.S. the world's biggest foreign policy joke. And when the leader of the free world is an indecisive fool, it makes every person on this planet less safe

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