Obama's foreign policy caught flat footed in Arab world
In the aftermath of sacrificing his Libyan Ambassador Stevens, President Obama uses Jay Carney to blame a little known You Tube film as blame for US arrogance and failure to read Arab terrorism in the Middle East and North Africa.
With a number of US embassies all over the Middle East and North Africa under attack the day after 9-11 eleventh anniversary, it’s not too hard to arrive at the conclusion that the Obama administration is clueless. As damage control they have given Jay Carney his marching orders-blame the Muslim uprisings on an obscure movie on You Tube that hardly anyone has seen as being the spark that ignited the powder keg of Islamist unrest. Yet, we know in the aftermath of this lame excuse for a complete failure in foreign relations that this little viewed video is only another Democrat distraction to focus public attention away from the failure of Obama’s policies.
I was watching C-Span today as the Atlantic Council and Libya task force traded platitudes and proposals about what should be in Libya. There were many points made that framed the discussions, but of all issues discussed what stood out was the fact that many of the Libyan and Arabs there used the word “Terrorists” over and over again. Another unchallenged point being made was that officials in Libya trying to shore up the government could not trust the police and general security within the country. This presented an obstacle to any meaningful negotiations with the US.
Funny that President Obama can’t bring himself to use the word “Terrorist” when the Libyans and other Arab spokespersons are. What does this say about our disingenuous President? What does this say about his State Department staff who have been caught flat footed by the planned and well coordinated attacks that even used RPG’s against the American Embassy in Benghazi, Libya. Now in the second day of attacks against US embassies across the Arab world there are an estimated 400 violent protestors crowding the burned out US embassy building in Benghazi.
Getting back to the C-Span covered Atlantic council discussion, as Arab and Libyan spokesmen urged cooperation on the part of the US they mentioned that America has insulted the Muslim religion with its policies in the past. They said that they had no clue as to who was responsible for the attacks other than whoever it was has excellent funding and support, were moving quickly through their objectives because it all seemed well planned, and though they named al Qeada, Hamas, and Hezbollah, yet strangely did not mention the Muslim Brotherhood. So, I found it interesting that these inside players had no idea who has perpetrated these attacks that have now even spread to German facilities, London, and bomb threats in the US against several universities such as University of Texas at Austin.
It is clear that the appearance of President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Secretary of State Clinton to appear at the delivery of the remains of the dead Libyan Embassy was obviously a last minute judgment call for Obama’s public relations decision which pulled the president who would have rather have conducted his Las Vegas campaign fundraiser out of Nevada for political purpose. In the face of his botched foreign policy that has even elicited frustration and confusion from Diane Feinstein, Senator of California throwing her hands up in the air incapable of understanding how the liberal tactics used by the Democrats failed to convince those darn unpredictable Muslim extremist groups!
In all this, one might want to pose the question to the Obama administration. What is the US doing paying out foreign aid to the Muslim Brotherhood, a big time terrorist organization active in Egypt and Libya driving militant policies? What is this insanity? Please tell me. Also, another question to Obama’s State Department why is Libya continuing to receive 1.3 billion in annual foreign aid even in the light of insurrection and unclear political direction in the aftermath of a violent revolution that saw Muammar Gaddafi raped, murdered, and paraded around Libya just like our Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens was in lieu of the recent deadly unanticipated terrorist attacks.