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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Obama blinks twice in a week

American President Barack Obama blinked twice last week - once when he agreed to talks with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with nuclear weapons off the table and once when he agreed to cancel the deployment of land-based ballistic missile defense in Poland and the Czech Republic (Hat Tip: Daphne W).
Added to what would be the instability and potentially grave injury following upon the appearance of Iranian nuclear ICBMs are two insults that may be more consequential than the issue from which they arise. Nothing short of force will turn Iran from the acquisition of nuclear weapons, its paramount aim during 25 years of secrecy and stalling. Last fall, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad set three conditions for the U.S.: withdrawal from Iraq, a show of respect for Iran (read "apology"), and taking the nuclear question off the table.

We are now faithfully complying, and last week, after Iran foreclosed discussion of its nuclear program and Mojtaba Samareh Hashemi, Mr. Ahmadinejad's chief political adviser, predicted "the defeat and collapse" of Western democracy, the U.S. agreed to enter talks the premise of which, incredibly, is to eliminate American nuclear weapons. Even the zombified press awoke for long enough to harry State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley, who replied that, as Iran was willing to talk, "We are going to test that proposition, OK?"

Not OK. When Neville Chamberlain returned from Munich at least he thought he had obtained something in return for his appeasement. The new American diplomacy is nothing more than a sentimental flood of unilateral concessions—not least, after some minor Putinesque sabre rattling, to Russia. Canceling the missile deployment within NATO, which Dmitry Rogozin, the Russian ambassador to that body, characterizes as "the Americans . . . simply correcting their own mistake, and we are not duty bound to pay someone for putting their own mistakes right," is to grant Russia a veto over sovereign defensive measures—exactly the opposite of American resolve during the Euro Missile Crisis of 1983, the last and definitive battle of the Cold War.

Stalin tested Truman with the Berlin Blockade, and Truman held fast. Khrushchev tested Kennedy, and in the Cuban Missile Crisis Kennedy refused to blink. In 1983, Andropov took the measure of Reagan, and, defying millions in the street (who are now the Obama base), Reagan did not blink. Last week, the Iranian president and the Russian prime minister put Mr. Obama to the test, and he blinked not once but twice. The price of such infirmity has always proven immensely high, even if, as is the custom these days, the bill has yet to come.
Anyone who believes that Iran will stop at - God forbid - firing a nuclear weapon at Israel is simply fooling themselves. But with the American ship of state now captained by a fool who - like Charlie Brown on the football field - keeps coming back to try to kick negotiate when the ball keeps being pulled out from under him, other countries will have to step forward to protect their own interests.

What could go wrong?

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At 1:09 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Yep. And you should have heard Obumbler's inordinate obsession with the Palestinian issue in his maiden address to the UN. As though the US does not have any other problems to face in the world.

Just surreal.


At 2:10 AM, Blogger chanan dov said...

You failed to connect the dots. If you can get it there, watch reruns of Glen Beck.

Obama has the support of Muslims and Radicals and Blacks of Chicago. He did not end up there by accident. His Grandfather was a radical.

There position is that America and Israel are evil and need to be destroyed. He supports Cuba, Venezuela, and Iran (He would do nothing if the Arabs were not scared).

He is opposed to Israel and Honduras.

These positions are ideological, and not based on facts.

But, his problem is that this is not most of America. So he is a constant move of going back and forth, two steps forward, one step back, like a good Marxist.

Perhpas most freightening in America is the hijacking of the Educational System. Saudi Arabia wrote the sections on the Middle East. Jesus Christ is now a Palestinian. But, radicals in the Educational System, thanks to Bill Ayers, once part of the Weather Underground, and now a Professor of Education, are learning radical ideas, and learning to follow and serve Obama. Yes, they use that word, that Children must serve Obama.

Jones, the fellow forced to resign because his radical position became known put it this way: I need to forego public expression of my ideas for the silent formuation and creation of things that reflect those ideas.

Obama is a trojan horse, a traitor, a liar, a fascist, and he seeks an America that looks like Venezuela.


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