President Obama, like most liberals, is under the unfortunate and rather self-indulgent misimpression that the rest of the world is just like us.
That’s why Obama and his friends have a hard time being American exceptionalists. That’s why they trust, but aren’t really serious about verify, and to the extent they are, they blithely assume that someone’s going to let them in to verify in the first place. That’s why they don’t see anything wrong with subsuming the country within horde after horde of illegal immigration. Because ultimately, we’re all the same deep down inside, aren’t we?
But are populations that seek to murder other populations the same as us, even, ya know, underneath it all? I sure hope not.
During his press conference this week with Afghan President Ghani, Obama offered his latest glimpse into the attitude the underlies his hope for partnership with the Iranians and the moral equivalence he attaches to the two sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict:
But I am required to evaluate honestly how we manage Israeli-Palestinian relations over the next several years. Because up until this point, the premise has been, both under Republican and Democratic administrations, that as different as it was, as challenging as it was, the possibility of two states living side by side in peace and security could marginalize more extreme elements, bring together folks at the center and with some common sense, and we could resolve what has been a vexing issue and one that is ultimately a threat to Israel as well.
The presupposes that “folks at the center” among the Palestinians have goodwill and “some common sense.” But in reality, these folks have some very disconcerting views.
According to a just-released poll of Palestinians by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, sixty eight percent support the launching of rockets from the Gaza Strip at Israel if the current security blockade imposed by Israel is not lifted. The blockade was established as a protective measure after the Palestinians voted Hamas, a terrorist organization devoted to the destruction of Israel, into the government and then Hamas seized full control of Gaza.
Launching rockets. On the heads of children.
Half of Palestinians polled support resumption of an armed Intifada, which mainly involves targeting and killing Israeli civilians.
Seventy four percent favor the “Hamas way” of resisting occupation, and 56 percent favor the transfer of Hamas’ armed approach to the West Bank.
Only half of Palestinians polled support a two-state solution, with the other half presumably hoping to drive Israelis into the sea and reclaim the whole place for the Arabs. AND JUST BECAUSE ONE SUPPORTS A TWO-STATE SOLUTION IN THE SHORT RUN DOESN’T MEAN THE ULTIMATE GOAL ISN’T A SINGLE STATE. It is. Talk to almost any Muslim Arab.
Only 39 percent support recognition of Israel as the state for the Jewish people in return for an Israeli recognition of Palestine as the state for the Palestinian people.
Most Palestinians do not support negotiations with Israel. Thirty seven percent believe that armed confrontation is the most effective route to statehood, 30 percent support “non-violent resistance,” and just 29 percent back negotiation.
Obama exists in his own world of presumptuous fantasies. The Israelis actually have to live in Israel, surrounded by Palestinians and other hostile Arabs, which is why they elected Netanyahu, despite Obama’s objections.
37 thoughts on “The Dangerous, Erroneous Assumption Guiding Obama’s Mideast Policy”
What was President Obama’s key message in his Cairo speech concerning the Arab Spring?
…FREEDOM…freedom and equality of self-rights.
And now each is fighting for “THEIR FREEDOM”.
The Sunni are fighting for their rights and freedom & freedom of their religion
The Shiite are fighting for their rights and freedom & freedom of their religion
This FREEDOM is the image that they and that all of mankind worship and glorify.
President Obama confessed in Cairo and in Jerusalem that this FREEDOM is the “light ” of man and the truth of humanity.
He also said that this FREEDOM is not given but must be taken…and so each and all are taking it, by force and killing if necessary.
….as Cain arrogantly and defiantly confessed …” am I my brother’s keeper?!!!”
Each is doing what is right in his own eyes.
Each justifies good and evil according to his own self-interests, as gods, believing that this “freedom” will never die for their desires, for their ‘gods’.
Each has this mark on their forehead or on their hand.
The prophet Daniel spoke of the will of the last king of the north to serve and magnify the self.
The 5th trumpet and bowl describe the darkening of the sun (word of One Truth), the moon (the church and the called ones), and the stars (the individuals that claim to follow Christ).
And this FREEDOM dictates that it is RIGHT , a right, to be free to worship ANY god…whether “Christian…Catholic, Protestant, Anglican, Baptist, Mormon, etc”, whether “Muslim…Shiite, Sunni, ISIL, or other”, whether Buddhist, or Hindu, or Atheism, or Satanism, or homosexual rights, or free speech, or pro choice / pro life, or fornication, adultery, capitalism, communism…and the list goes on.
BUT the Lord Jesus Christ said that we are to worship the One Lord your Creator and Him Alone to serve in obedience and love… love for Him first and foremost and love for, TO DO GOOD to, the fellow man (friend or foe).
The desire for self-freedom is darkening and eclipsing the light of the truth and soon it will be worshipped by man to be between and above all mankind and the Holy Tabernacle of the One Creator.
Jesus Christ said to repent, change and follow Him.. for through Him our debts of sin are paid in our place…but we must change, become new beings – to be our brother’s keeper / to do good, and serve the One Truth.
Very soon and unexpectedly, the Lord Jesus Christ will return to rule the earth as the One King according to the Will of the One Creator, of “I AM”, and NOT according to man’s first love for “his freedom” to serve and magnify oneself (XES)….and there will no longer be the freedom of all religions for there is Only One Truth and Creator God, whose identity (name) is defined by His Son the Anointed Lord Jesus.
Very soon and unexpectedly, the Lord Jesus Christ will return to rule the earth as the One King.
Yes He will.
A thief in the night.
Jesus told his disciples that He didn’t know when that would happen,….only my Father knows.
Thank you. The rapture does seem to be on the horizon…but many have felt this is the past. However, we are at such a tipping point of utter destruction at this time…the soul-less keep fighting & killing. God save us from a possible Armageddon war…
Soon, very soon, I believe. And Believers will be with Jesus when Armageddon happens.
Sorry, I’m not a believer in anything other than God (in whom I believe to the very core of my being). But I think you bring up a very good point in that people exercising THEIR freedom of religion shouldn’t be allowed to stifle OTHERS trying to exercise THEIR religion. Hmm, let me think, that would be almost any Muslim dominated country where they allow only ONE religion. People should be able to worship as and if they wish without someone else telling them they’re wrong or that they must have they heads cut off for not bowing before Allah!!
Jesus and his father are one and the same. How could he not know?
O and his handlers have turned the middle east into a mess – On purpose!
Whatever there goal is they have achieved it.
I fear that Obama thinks..by making friends with “Death To America” Iran, they will no longer pose a threat to the US. During Nuke negotiations..Iran has..waged a secret ground war against ISIS..backed Shiite militias who are now fighting a Saudi Backed coalition, and have said, over and over that they will continue to enrich uranium..PERIOD.
The U.S. should get the heck out of the Middle East ASAP. Who could have CONCEIVED that Mr. Hope and Change helped to create the conditions for WWIII.
His legacy will be to have made the Nobel Peace prize the world’s most laughable joke!
His legacy will be to have the Nobel Peace prize shoved up hi a$$!! Sorry to be so curt!
Keith, Thanks for the polling information. Here is another bit of information that o is not paying attention to.
“We’re in a *** Damn free fall here,” said:
Former Ambassador to Iraq, James Jeffrey. He was also a top national security aide in George W. Bush WH.
I think that quote fits with just for the issue in the article above, and everything else on, The List.
Friday night dump:
Hillary Clinton deleted ALL of her personal emails and ‘wiped’ the computer clean. She will not turn over the server.
This pretty much convicts her in the court of public opinion. If she didn’t have anything to hide, why delete everything? What a corrupt, lying, greedy b*tch!
And she will most likely face no consequences for her unlawful act(s).
Consequences? Liberals do NOT believe in consequences. Otherwise they would not do what they do!
Agree. There must have been some dynamite e-mails on her computer.
She will next use dynamite ON her computer! And I have it On Absolutely No Authority Whatsoever that her screensaver is a Blue Dress!!
And this corrupt, lying, greedy b*tch is going to get away with it!
By unilaterally deciding to conduct government business on her own private server, she willfully concealed government documents during her entire term as SoS. Throughout the four years, she never shared the information with the government, acting as if putting it all on her own server transformed it from government property to her own personal property. Then, she left in early 2013 and never turned anything over to the State Dept, even though she knew damn well that all of the documents belonged to the government.
It’s outrageous that when the State Dept. finally requested her docs, (due to the Benghazi investigation), in October 2014, that she was allowed to go through it all and decide what she wanted to turn over and then deleted a huge amount of emails that she claims were “personal”. She should have been ordered to turn over EVERYTHING as she left the State Dept, and then been given back copies of whatever was deemed personal.
It’s all such bullcrap and anyone with a brain knows that she is a lying thief who set up this server from the very beginning of her tenure as SoS with the main objective of concealing and controlling all her communications as SoS. And, it’s absolutely sickening that she’s going to get away with it. She should be completely disqualified from even being a candidate, let alone POTUS. She’ a damn criminal!!
She AND Obama should be disqualified from being citizens of this formerly, Great Country. Now, my OTHER fantasy, Ashley Judd votes conservative!!
What you said, X 4!!!
Friday night dump:
The only possible thing I have in common with Hillary is our dating history!
I have been under the impression that there is no such thing as totally wiping a computer clean.
Mr. Gowdy needs to seize all her computer equipment and put it through the paces. And btw, subpeona the person who did the “wiping.”
After all, if she has “wiped” everything, why not turn it all over now?
As well, All the people she worked with, etc. There computers should have been reviewed a long time ago…
Gowdy does not have the power to seize the server. He only has subpoena power that allows them to demand documents. Our justice department has allowed Mrs Clinton and her aids plenty of time to cleanse the documents that were given to state and destroy the remainder of the evidence.
Hillary could still be impeached for her actions while SOS. A punishment for her actions could be that she could not seek any office in the federal government. We all know the Democrats in the Senate will never allow this to occur.
She and Bill should be going to jail on a vast amount of charges.
I think Americans (the USA variety, I know Canadians, Chileans, Costa Ricans, etc. are actually “Americans” but doggonit you know what I mean) in general WANT to think everyone else wants what we do. Case in point: George W Bush thought we’d be welcomed as heroes after toppling Saddam and be greeted with gratitude and love after winning them freedoms they’d never known with our BLOOD. Who’da thought those ingrates would have then been trying to blow us up? I DID!! ’cause THEY ARE NOT LIKE US! The don’t want the same things, they live for 500 hundred year old grudges, anyone who doesn’t think exactly like them is a BLOOD enemy and if you try to negotiate with them they will treat you like the appeaser you are! I’ve said it before, if an Arab asks $500 for his camel and you agree to PAY $500 for his camel, the price just went to $600. The way to bargain with an Arab is thus, if he asks $500 for his camel you tell him that if he doesn’t GIVE you his camel, you will kill him, his entire family, all of his extended family, their sheep and goats and even the fleas that infest his filthy beard!! THEN let the negotiations begin!!
Has anyone noticed that the Saudis have a sword on their flag?
What does that mean? or What do you mean? :)
Cleta Mitchell on Clinton Email Revelations: ‘Breathtaking’
Friday’s disclosure by the Republican chairman of the House committee investigating the Benghazi attacks that Hillary Clinton deleted all of her emails when she “wiped clean” her private email server struck Washington lawyer Cleta Mitchell as “breathtaking.”
“If she were anybody else, they’d be investigating her for obstruction of justice,” Mitchell, who represented several conservative groups in the IRS targeting scandal, told Newsmax. “If anyone over at the Justice Department were doing anything, they’d be investigating her for obstruction of justice.”
Mitchell told Newsmax that the emails should have been preserved, because Congress has been investigating Benghazi since late 2012. House Speaker John Boehner established Gowdy’s committee last year.
“There were investigations that were ongoing, and there were requests from Congress well before she and her attorneys decided to delete emails,” she said.
In civil proceedings, for instance, Mitchell said that a “litigation hold” suspends the destruction of any information that could be related to a case. The order would very likely apply to congressional inquiries and other investigations.
“These people know that,” she said. “They’re just used to obeying ‘Clinton law’ [rather] than United States law. It’s what they do.
“They just assume that if they stonewall and look people in the eye and say, ‘We’re not going to obey the law; we’re not going to do what everybody else would have to do’ — that they’ll get away with it. They usually do.
“They think they’re above the law,” Mitchell said. “It’s just breathtaking. No one else in America could get away with the things they get away with. Breathtaking.”
OT: I have noticed this week when I pull up http://www.bbc.com that the list on the top has changed.
I use to press news at the top in the white square. Than a new screen would appear with choices of what part of the world I wanted press than read. I do not see that choice anymore.
I noticed yesterday on the right side their was a box (In red) that stated Sections.
When I pressed that a list of choices appeared: US & Canada, World, UK.
However the ME, and other places are not listed.
Does anyone know why?
Cultures clash, and what is perceived as the norm is cast aside, all for the sake of “social equality”. Years from now Mr. Obama will be seen for what he truly is….naive.
Naive, ignorant and blinded by his foolish fantasies.
Wonder how many serious world leaders start out with beers at 9 am? … not many unless were talking about a arrogant 3rd world dictator who answers to no one.
Not to worry, the beers were for the pilots!
Beers, 9 A.M.? Then he has a problem with alcohol and drugs too. That stuff will make someone angry and crazy! There’s your answer to his behavior. Its probably in his genes from his father who imbibed a lot. Booted out of office instead of spending our money on all his golfing and drinking and drugging.
Obama’s so dumb. He really thinks the Arab world is the same as our civilized world? with all their murdering and racist beliefs THAT EVERYONE should be killed who isn’t of their religion. He’s okay with that? He will deal with people like that? And yet he calls Netanyahu a racist, and condemns him and won’t talk to him. It must mean that Obama hates America and Israel. Let him go live in the Middle East and see how he likes it there. He has the nerve to criticize America and Israel all the time, call us all racists, yet he likes deals with Iran. Hates Israel and Egypt too, I guess, because they are not terrorists. He is out of his mind.How he remains in office, we can thank the Republicans for that.
This was an incredibly wonderful article!
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