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February 22, 2011

As Obama Retreats, Ahmadinejad Advances

Topics: Middle East News and Perspectives, Political News and commentaries

As James Lewis writes today at American Thinker, the United States is in retreat, step by step. Ahmadinejad has surrounded our ally Israel on almost all sides (Syria, Lebanon, Gaza, perhaps Egypt) as well as in the Mediterranean with the Turkish armed forces and Iranian war ships transiting the Suez Canal. And clearly, Obama is letting it all happen, as no other American president has ever done:

[...] We are witnessing an exact copy of Jimmy Carter's abandonment of a pro-Western and fairly enlightened Iran in 1979. Carter allowed the first radical Islamist power to consolidate in the Middle East; more than a million people died in the war that followed. Jimmy still maintains his innocence, just as he's telling us now there's nothing to fear from the Muslim Bros, in spite of their famous five Rules for Islamic Radicals. They make Alinsky look like a guppy next to a Great White shark.

Obama has now pushing our thirty-year ally Hosni Mubarak out of power, letting the biggest country in the Middle East be radicalized. Meanwhile Turkey has fallen to another offshoot the Muslim Brotherhood. Gaza is under the thumb of Hamas after Israel gave in to US pressure to retreat, Lebanon is now run by Hezbollah, and Syria is allied with Ahmadinejad. No wonder all the bad guys are celebrating.

Read the entire piece.

Lewis goes on to suggest that Obama's policy of appeasing our enemies and shafting our allies is the biggest Western gamble since the Hitler appeasement policy of the 1930s. Surely it has to be apparent that this is not going to end well, and Barack Obama is on his way to making Jimmy Carter look like an effective defender of American and Western values.

Posted by Richard at February 22, 2011 7:02 AM



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