SEARCH BLOG: OBAMA and ARAB SPRING.
It was bound to happen. President Obama, using the logic that "the enemy of my enemy is my friend," drank the Kool-aid and declared the Syrian "opposition" as the legitimate government of Syria.
This is the same President Obama who sent arms to the Libyan "rebels" who turned them against the U.S. ambassador at Benghazi and which subsequently ended up in the hands of the Syrian "rebels." The problem is that these "rebels" were nothing more than another face of al Qaeda.
The President, in other words, is aiding and abetting our enemies. In any other era, the President's actions would have been immediate grounds for impeachment and trial. Today, it is merely grounds for the media to praise his skills in "diplomacy."
What have we learned about the President's propensities?WASHINGTON - The Obama administration has formally designated a rebel group fighting in Syria as a terrorist organization in hopes of marginalizing the Al Qaeda affiliate and reducing its chances of playing a major role in the country should the government fall.Administration officials blacklisted Jabhat al-Nusra, or the Nusra Front, describing it as a wing of Al Qaeda in Iraq, which was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Americans during the height of the Iraq war. The Nusra Front is one of dozens of rebel groups that have emerged in the Syrian conflict.U.S. officials hope the move will convince more mainstream opposition militias in Syria to steer clear of the Nusra Front, and will persuade Mideastern allies that may be arming the group to stop. But reaction to the blacklisting remains unclear, since many other militias respect the Nusra Front’s fighting abilities and have gained access to weapons caches by collaborating with them. [full story.]
- He is willing to arm terrorist groups in the hope that they will destabilize or overthrow governments that don't align with his worldviews.
- He will attempt to justify his actions with obfuscation and outright lies, such as the case with Benghazi, and the arming of the "opposition" in Syria in which it is "hoped" that designating a faction as terrorists will actually have any impact on who takes power when shipping weapons into a chaotic situation without the presence of American troops.
A total of 29 opposition groups, including fighting "brigades" and civilian committees, have signed a petition calling for mass demonstrations in support of Jabhat al-Nusra, an Islamist group which the White House believes is an offshoot of al-Qaeda in Iraq.
- He will bestow legitimacy upon avowed Islamists, such as the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, and declare them the true democratic voice of the nation... even if its leader tried to declare himself a dictator extraordinaire and backed off due to extreme internal Egyptian opposition [However, Morsi is now attempting to use the army to suppress opposition in a second attempt to solidify his power.]
President Obama, the enemy of my enemy is not my friend. So, why are you actively supporting our newest enemies? Your Middle East "strategy" is leading to increased danger of a general war in that area.