Posts Tagged ‘Barack Hussein Obama’

Does Barack Obama Even Remember What He Says?

Friday, March 20th, 2015

What’s that saying about ‘the pot calling the kettle black’?
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest characterized Netanyahu’s suggestion that Arabs were voting ‘in droves’ against him as a “cynical Election Day tactic” and questions Netanyahu’s commitment to peace.

In other words, Barack Obama doesn’t approve of cynical election day tactics.

Really?

Let me see now; I wonder who said the following:

“Let me be clear. Israel’s security is sacrosanct. It is non-negotiable … any agreement with the Palestinian people must preserve Israel’s identity as a Jewish state, with secure, recognized and defensible borders. Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided.”

Read that last bit again:

“Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided.”

Today Obama, furious that he lost the Israeli elections, is reportedly planning on punishing Netanyahu – and all of Israel – by supporting the Palestinian terrorists’ position on statehood. A unilateral move that entirely ignores every single one of the above commitments.

Remember that the above are the words of Barack Obama. In his defence, he spoke them while he was candidating for election to the Presidency.

He spoke them before he became President Obama. Once elected, he no longer needed to keep to his word.

And today he professes indignation over an Israeli statesman whom he accuses of “cynical election day tactics”…

Candidate Obama, who through outright dishonesty and blatant lying managed to fool sufficient numbers of Americans into voting for him, turning him into President Obama, now accuses Benjamin Netanyahu of using “cynical election day tactics” to retain the premiership.

After receiving a massive barracking (no pun intended) in the press for being just about the only leader of a democratic nation not to congratulate Netanyahu on his electoral win, Obama waited a few days and then, shamed into action, chose to call the Israeli premier at two-thirty in the morning.

The sheer immaturity, the back-biting, spiteful puerility and spoilt-girl antics of the current incumbent of the White House are unsurpassed in the annals of diplomacy.

Obama needs to acknowledge that he lost his election campaign in Israel. It may be galling to Obama, especially bearing in mind the significant sums of US taxpayer dollars spent on the Israeli election campaign, but he needs to reconcile himself to the fact that, scarcely surprisingly, the Israeli electorate chose – well – they chose an ISRAELI to lead the nation, rather than the proxy favoured by a massively discredited American who already leads his own nation. Well, kind of…

Barack: get over it, you lost the Israeli election. Now get on with your life. And leave Israel to do what it needs to do to live its own life in its troubled neck of the woods.

The Emperor’s New Clothes Are Embarrassingly Transparent

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Apparently Barack Obama is the President, Prime Minister and National Saviour of the Jewish state of Israel.

He is also the Global Conscience of the entire world.

In his own mind, at least.

Yesterday, March 18th 2015, it became clear that:

The administration of President Barack Obama will not accept Netanyahu’s policy reversal since his historic speech at Bar-Ilan University in 2009 and have handled his statements as driven by electioneering.”

(Reported by Ynetnews March 18, 2015)

As the above curt report makes clear, President/Prime Minister/National Saviour and Global Conscience Barack Obama does not approve of policy reversals.

Interestingly, here is what this very same Barack Obama had to say in 2008 on the subject of Iran’s nuclear weapons strategy and Israel’s capital city Jerusalem. Remember, however, that back then, in 2008, Obama was just Senator Obama, candidate for the Presidency. Today that same Obama is President.

So of course this is not policy reversal. Not at all, and here’s the explanation.

The salient point is that he had one policy as Candidate Obama, and a totally different one as President Obama. Now THAT’s consistency! So don’t go confusing that steadfast, pre-planned tactic with policy reversal, don’t go accusing him of folding in the face of dangerous demands by the sworn enemies of America’s staunch ally Israel, enemies such as the terrorists who rule in Tehran and Ramallah.

We knew, in 2002, that Iran supported terrorism. We knew Iran had an illicit nuclear program. We knew Iran posed a grave threat to Israel … We will also use all elements of American power to pressure Iran. I will do everything in my power to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon“.

(Transcript of Senator Obama’s speech to AIPAC, June 4, 2008)

And:

Let me be clear. Israel’s security is sacrosanct. It is non-negotiable … (any) agreement with the Palestinian people must preserve Israel’s identity as a Jewish state, with secure, recognized and defensible borders. Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided.”

(Haaretz, June 4, 2008)

Like I said, the above statements, which totally and irreversibly contradict his current positions on both Iran and Jerusalem, can in no way be misconstrued as flip-flopping or policy reversal – those are mistakes made by mere mortals, and Obama is elevated way beyond that meagre level. They are NOT policy reversals because he has consistently maintained two policies, one as Candidate Obama and a totally different, entirely incompatible, one as President Obama.

So please stop picking on the POTUS and join him in focusing your venom on elected Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, leader of Israel’s Likud party. That man Netanyahu, whose sole claim to fame is that he is an Israeli politician representing what he sees as Israeli interests, needs to be taken down a peg or two. Preferably in public, so that US Democratic voters can see just how powerful President Obama is. That power is not so much in evidence, it has to be admitted, when Obama is dealing with Iran. Or Russia. Or North Korea. Or China. Or Cuba. Or Libya. Or Iraq. Or Syria. Or Yemen. Or Pakistan. But at least when it comes to those pesky varmints in Jerusalem, in particular their elected leader Netanyahu. Incidentally, the only elected leader in the only democratic state in the entire Middle East.

And yes, there is an ever so slight element of irony in what I have written above.

Obama now needs to accept with good grace that he lost his electoral battle to head the Jewish state of Israel, and take a leaf out of Buji Herzog’s book: Herzog immediately did the honourable – and graceful and civilised and polite – thing and called Netanyahu to concede defeat and congratulate the winner.

No such phone call from Obama.

Who has been upstaged by India’s PM Modi, who immediately congratulated Netanyahu on his electoral win – in Hebrew!

Barack Obama has SUCH a lot to learn, and there’s nobody in his administration willing or brave enough to teach him. Everyone in his administration is too busy frantically ignoring an increasingly unpalatable truth:

The emperor is indeed naked and there isn’t a tailor in town courageous enough to offer him a mirror.

Read my blog, Barack Obama, and you might learn something about how the rest of the world sees you. Which is a refreshing departure from how you see yourself.

The problem, you see, with surrounding yourself with yes-men is that you only hear the same voices in your head the whole time.

Take it from me, Barack: there’s a whole lot of voices out there that also need to be listened to.

And most of them are saying it’s high time you stopped throwing your little-girl hissy-fits and started behaving like a statesman.

Such as Buji Herzog or Benjamin Netanyahu. Both of whom could teach you a thing or two about how to behave magnanimously, politely, honestly.

Basically, either of them, from two totally opposing political standpoints within Israeli politics, could still work together to hold up a mirror to you.

Believe me, you need to take a good, long, hard look in that mirror.

The invisible, non-existent threat that nobody will talk about

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Sunni Muslim terrorists are battling Shia Muslim terrorists in Lebanon.

Sunni Muslim ISIL terrorists are attacking Shia Muslim terrorists in Syria.

Sunni Muslim ISIS terrorists are fighting Shia Muslim civilians in Iraq.

Sunni Muslim ISIS terrorists are threatening Kurdish Peshmerga forces.

Al Shabab Muslim terrorists have just attacked civilian Christian Kenyans.

Boko Haram Muslim terrorists recently abducted more than 200 mostly Christian girls in Nigeria, followed by a further 40 abductions. The girls’ whereabouts are still not known.

Hamas/Islamic Jihad Muslim terrorists recently kidnapped three Jewish schoolboys near Hebron – the boys’ whereabouts are still not known.

Iranian Shia Muslim forces have now invaded the eastern part of Muslim Iraq.

The Iranian Shia regime routinely hangs gays and political dissidents from cranes in public squares. The Shia Muslim Religious Police publicly flog women whose dress does not conform to the male police officers’ expectations of modesty.

The Muslim Taliban in Afghanistan are slowly, inexorably returning that desperate country back to the Middle Ages, with girls forbidden to engage in the crime of education and women banned from being seen in public.

Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia bans women from driving, and no religion other than Islam is allowed to be practised in that country. In addition, there are roads on which non-Muslims are banned from driving. Take a moment to read that again: there are roads – stretches of black tarmac – that that are forbidden to people who are not of the Muslim faith. Saudi Arabia is a member state of the UN Human Rights Council…

In majority-Sunni Muslim Egypt, the 10 million strong Coptic Christian minority is routinely discriminated, killed, raped and beaten into subjugation.

In Bethlehem, the birthplace of Christianity and part of the territory ruled by the Sunni Muslim regime of Mahmud Abbas’s Palestinian Authority, the Christian population has dwindled from about 80 percent to 15 percent in the past couple of decades.

In the Gaza Strip, where the genocidal Sunni Muslim Hamas organisation holds power, Christians are routinely murdered and raped into submission, and when Israel left that territory even the bodies of dead Jews had to be dug up are reburied in Israel to satisfy the racist demands of the Islamist group, which refused to have its soil “polluted” by Jews, even dead ones.

As for Sunni Muslim Somalia, there’s no point in even beginning to open that subject.

The list goes on and on. I’m pretty sure there is a red thread in there somewhere, something that links all these human rights horrors together, but I can’t quite see it.

Meantime, I feel relaxed by US President Obama’s assurances that whatever dire state the world may be in, at least with the Religion of Peace, Islam, everyone lives under terms of equality and strict adherence to human rights.

It is also reassuring to know that when three Israeli Jewish schoolchildren are kidnapped by Sunni Hamas/Islamic Jihad militants, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon is clear-sighted enough to demand that the Jewish state should “exercise restraint” in its operation to safely recover the illegally abducted teenagers.

And on the interfaith dialogue front, it is good to hear that while at the Vatican for a joint prayer meeting with the Pope last week, the Muslim imam recited the traditional prayer from the Second Sura in the Koran in which Allah is implored to “grant victory over the infidel”. While the Pope – on his own home turf – sat immobile and commented neither then nor afterwards.

In all this we can at least say that what some undiscerning people in the West mistakenly term aggressive Islamism does not exist, is not a threat, and does not affect either the majority peace-loving and law-abiding Muslims or anyone else of any other faith.

And that is good to know.

Relax - Barack Obama, Catherine Ashton and Ban Ki-Moon have your backs. No worries then.