The Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi (CCB) issued its interim report revealing how America switched sides in the War on Terror, facilitating the provision of arms to al Qaeda-linked rebel forces in Libya.
This is really sickening. Americans must stop this barbarian President.
“The Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi (CCB) has discovered, however, that the ensuing civil war may well have been avoided, had the U.S. chosen to permit it. Within days of that declaration of U.S. government support for the Libyan rebels, Qaddafi sought to enter into negotiations with the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) under a flag of truce for the purpose of discussing his possible abdication and exile. On 21 March 2011, Rear Admiral (ret.) Chuck Kubic began email and telephone contact between Tripoli and AFRICOM Stuttgart regarding the possibility of talks under a white flag of truce. Over the following days, Qaddafi expressed interest in a truce, and possible abdication and exile out of Libya. He even pulled his forces back from several Libyan cities as a sign of good faith. “
“RADM Kubic telephoned LTC Brian Linvill, the U.S. AFRICOM point of contact for all military matters regarding the Libyan situation, to advise him of Qaddafi’s desire to enter into military-to-military discussions. General Carter Ham was advised immediately on 21 March 2011 of these communications and conveyed them up his chain of command to the Pentagon. After two days of back-and-forth with the Libyans, however, General Ham had received no positive affirmation of consent from Washington, D.C. to pursue Qaddafi’s offer. The war continued and ultimately cost tens of thousands of lives. The U.S. failure to even consider Qaddafi’s request for talks, and its determination to enter and pursue this
war in support of al-Qa’eda-linked rebels, presents the appearance of a policy intent upon empowering Islamic forces with no measurable benefit to U.S. national security.”
This past week President Obama criticized America in a speech to the UN and in support of the giant fraud that is Obama’s and the UN’s global warming wealth distribution scam. And Obama is guilty of crimes against humanity, war crimes, racism, theft, dereliction of duty, command negligence, treason, gun running, murder by drone, and a long list of other crimes that exceed any criticism he tries to lay on the country he is supposed to be leading. Obama is a thoroughly despicable person, void of character and integrity, and no doubt many in his administration also fit that description. How can the American people, Congress, and the courts live with President Obama, a President who refused to accept the surrender of the leader of another nation through U.S. military chain of command, then bombed and killed about 10,000 of that leader’s supporters and watched that leader be tortured and killed in the streets? President Obama is a barbarian.
I never heard of the offer from Qaddafi to surrender â but it is so believable because a surrender probably didnât comport with Obamaâs politics of the moment. My opinion of Obama has changed from believing that he is an extreme liberal to now believing that he suffers from significant psychoses such a being a clinical narcissist. His lack of compassion for those who have lost their lives because of his policies is inhuman. The mass media that ignores and hides his actions suffer from something that is even more disturbing. The only disagreement with Obamaâs list of atrocities is murder by drone. This world has it bullies and truly evil people. Their death by any means is good for humanity. Iâll always vote for humanity. Unfortunately, I donât trust Obama to properly empty the trash. His incompetency is so consistent, one wonders if itâs his goal. Below is an article that may be of interest.
Look forward to seeing you and Rose-Marie a week from tomorrow. John
What Obama Knows
Every president gets things wrong. What sets Obama apart is his ideological rigidity and fathomless ignorance.
Sept. 22, 2014 6:43 p.m. ET 932 COMMENTS
Serious people feel an obligation to listen whenever Barack Obama speaks. They furrow their brow and hold their chin and parse every word. They assume that most everything a president says is significant, which is true. They assume that what’s significant must also be well-informed. Not necessarily.
I’ve been thinking about this as it becomes clear that, even at an elementary level, Mr. Obama often doesn’t know what he’s talking about. It isn’t so much his analysis of global events that’s wrong, though it is. The deeper problem is the foundation of knowledge on which that analysis is built.
Here, for instance, is Mr. Obama answering a question posed in August by New York Times columnist Tom Friedman, who wanted the president’s thoughts on the new global disorder.
“You can’t generalize across the globe,” the president replied. “Because there are a bunch of places where good news keeps on coming. Asia continues to grow . . . and not only is it growing but you’re starting to see democracies in places like Indonesia solidifying.”
“The trend lines in Latin America are good,” he added. “Overall, there’s still cause for optimism.”
Here, now, is reality: In Japan, the economy is contracting. China’s real-estate market is a bubble waiting to burst. Indonesia’s democracy may be solidifying, but so is Islamism and the persecution of religious minorities. Democracy has been overthrown in Thailand. The march toward freedom in Burmaâsupposedly one of Mr. Obama’s (and Hillary Clinton’s ) signature diplomatic victoriesâhas stalled. India may do better than before under its new prime minister, Narendra Modi, but gone are the days when serious people think of India as a future superpower. The government of Pakistan is, as ever, on the verge of collapse.
As for Latin America, Argentina just defaulted for the second time in 13 years. Brazil is in recession. Venezuela is a brutal dictatorship. Ecuador is well on its way to becoming one.
I begin with these examples not because there aren’t bright spots in Asia (South Korea is one) or Latin America (Colombia is another) but because it’s so typically Obama. Warn against generalizationâand then generalize. Cite an exampleâbut one that isn’t representative. Talk about a trend lineâbut get the direction of the trend wrong.
Next example: Turkey. In 2009 Mr. Obama decided to elevate Turkey and its prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as his core partner in the Middle East. “On issue after issue we share common goals,” he told the Turkish parliament in April 2009. In 2012 he said that he and Mr. Erdogan had developed “bonds of trust.”
Yet in 2009 it was already clear that Mr. Erdogan was orchestrating huge show trials against his political opponents based on outlandish charges. By 2010 it was clear that he was an avowed supporter of Hamas, not to mention a vocal anti-Semite. In 2012 the Committee to Protect Journalists noted that Turkey had more journalists in prison than China and Iran put together.
Now turn to Yemen. In 2012, after the Arab Spring, the president singled out Yemen as a model for a prospective political transition in Syria. Mr. Obama was at it again just two weeks ago, citing the fight against al Qaeda in Yemen as the model for the war he intends to wage against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
Whoops. “Over the weekend,” noted McClatchy’s Adam Baron on Monday, “the growing gap between administration rhetoric and reality came to a head, as the acerbically anti-American Houthi rebelsâwho American diplomats allege have close financial and military ties with Iranâtook control of many areas of the capital, Sanaa, with minimal resistance from the U.S.-supplied Yemeni armed forces.”
Keep going around the world. He declared victory over al Qaeda and dismissed groups such as ISIS as “the jayvee team” at the very moment that al Qaeda was roaring back. He mocked the notion of Russia being our enemyâremember the line about the 1980s wanting “its foreign policy back”?âjust as Russia was again becoming our enemy.
He predicted in 2012 that “Assad’s days are numbered” just as the Syrian dictator was turning the tide of war in his favor. He defended last November’s nuclear deal with Tehran, saying “it’s not going to be hard for us to turn the dials back or strengthen sanctions even further” in the event that diplomacy failed. In reality, as the Foundation for Defense of Democracies notes, “burgeoning trade ties with Turkey, increased oil sales to China, and reports of multibillion-dollar Russian-Iranian trade deals, not yet consummated but in the offing, are giving [Iran] a ‘Plan B’ escape hatch.”
Every administration tries to spin events its way; every president gets things wrong. Mr. Obama is not exceptional in those respects. Where he stands apart is in his combination of ideological rigidity and fathomless ignorance. What does the president know? The simple answer, and maybe the truest, is: not a lot.
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