By John Velisek USN (Ret), staff writer
In 2008 we elected a President that promised to transform the world. Well he has. And the results are dangerous at best. The Middle East is now a cauldron of flame and death for Christians and Muslims alike. It was Colin Powell who said “if you break it, you fix it.” Obama has broken it, but there is little chance he’ll fix it because he sees nothing wrong. Of course he blames others, Bush most of all. Has anyone ever heard Obama blame Carter, who with Zbigniew Brzezinski let the Iranian Revolution play out with the same indifference to results that Obama displays now?
Obama showed his true colors during the Iranian Revolution of 2009. When the people of Iran wanted change and the opportunity to prevent the existence of today’s nuclear Iran presented itself to the United States, Obama did nothing. There are no estimates of how many Iranians died as a result of Obama’s refusal to help build a free nation. Perhaps it was because he thought that is what Bush would have done, perhaps it didn’t poll well among disciples of the left, but the inaction of our President led to another generation of Iranians being forced to live under a brutal a regime that they did not want.
Of course there is one nation for which the Obama Regime has already been an active participant in the shameless, attempted forging of regime change. Obama seems willing to try anything which might take down the government of Israel. For decades the United States and Israel have formed a bulwark against the aggression of Middle Eastern nations. Working together and with partners such as Egypt they have succeeded in bringing some semblance of peace to the Middle East.
Today, Obama never mentions Israel unless it is to demand Benjamin Netanyahu sacrifice the nation and its people to Islam. Happily, Netanyahu and most Israelis ignore Barack’s “peace initiatives,” realizing that at best the American president does not have the interests of Israel at heart; at worst that he is a Jihadist intent upon the destruction of the Jewish state.
When George Bush left office, Iraq, while not a paragon of democracy, was at least reasonably stable. Libya had come to terms and was no longer considered a major threat to the region and millions of Iranians were ready to depose the government they loathed. Enter Obama and not only were the interests of Middle Eastern people ignored, the United States assisted the enemies within their midst. Surprisingly the United Arab Emirates had placed the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) on their terrorist watch-list, but Obama refused the UAE’s choice. After all, terrorist nations and groups like the Muslim Brotherhood are an integral part of Barack’s cabinet, not only influencing but directing his way of thinking towards the Middle East.
“Operation Decisive Storm” launched By Saudi Arabia with 5 other Middle Eastern Countries including Sudan, Egypt, and Morocco, has been having an effect on the Houthi rebels in Yemen. Yet Pentagon officials were caught by surprise, having been informed only hours prior to the start of operations. Why? Because those Middle Eastern countries, in fact very few countries in the region, trust the United States.
When America’s “red line” in Syria was tested and found wanting, Obama immediately claimed to have never proposed it, never supported it. He will not lift a finger to do battle against Iran or Islamic Jihad. The bombing we are doing now is ineffectual and that’s the way Obama wants it. If the treachery—indeed the treason– of Barack Obama is not revealed and ended by a resolute Republican-led Congress, United States-based supporters of ISIS will soon number in the thousands. Terror attacks in America will make 9-11 look like a scheme of children.
John Velisek USN (Ret.)