If Obama were asked his opinion of his foreign policy he would respond with absolute conviction that his foreign policy is a total success -- everywhere. And by his own metrics, he'd be right.
[Jpost] US foreign policy is failing worldwide.
The Russian and Chinese embrace of indicted traitor Edward Snowden is just the latest demonstration of the contempt in which the US is held by an ever increasing number of adversarial states around the world.
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Posted by: Au Auric ||
06/30/2013 0:33 Comments ||
Ms. Glickman, Maybe Mr. Obama tangentially cottons up to Anti-Colonialism to guide his foreign policy. And overall he seems to gravitate to some vague Social Justice cause. But in the end hes really not much of an ideologue at all. Now just because he always chooses the path of least resistance doesnt qualify him as a pragmatist either. Its really quite simple. He is a textbook narcissist. ALL decisions are made with what is in HIS best interest. BTW; regarding Mr. Kerry - dont waste your time searching for something that isnt there either. Yeah he really is that much of an incompetent dullard.
FYI RUSSIA TODAY > [EIR Editor Lawrence K. Freeman interview] OBAMA HAS "NO VISION, NO FUTURE" FOR AFRICA.
ARTIC > FREEMAN = IHO THE BAMMER = USA HAS DONE NOTHING FOR AFRICA AS PER INVESTMENT-N-DEVELOPMENT, ETC. SAVE FOR INDIRECTLY SUPPORTING "GENOCIDE". Despite being a "Son of Africa", i.e. descended from Black Africans, the Bammer has done much less for Africa than either White former POTUS' Dubya or Bill Clinton.
* IIRC STARS-N-STRIPES > AFRICANS: OBAMA HAS NOT KEPT HIS PROMISES.
* FOX NEWS' "THE FIVE", CNN > opined that under the Obama Admin, US' credibility on the world stage is being seriously damaged.
OOOOOOOOO, you know its NOT good for the Bammer when even the Commie News Network = DemoLefties are confused about his policies + rank agz him.
A "Perfect Storm" for China + Iran, Other versus the Bammer + Debt, Sequester-ridden US of A ...
Where oh where to begin, but I do'd it ...
* TOPIX > [Evening Star] US MUST PREPARE FOR A NUCLEAR IRAN, DESPITE REGIME SHAKEUP.
* CHINESE MILITARY FORUM > [Science & Technology Annual 2012 = July 01, 2013] SCIENTISTS: "LOOK, ONE-THIRD OF THE HUMAN RACE HAS TO DIE [ASAP = Now?] FOR CIVILIZATION TO BE SUSTAINABLE SO HOW DO WE DO THIS". SCIENTISTS SAY 2.0BILYUHN DEAD BODIES WILL BE BURNED + CONVERTED INTO FOSSIL FUELS.
* SAME > THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC [of China = PRC] WARN PHILIPPINES OF COUNTERSTRIKE IN SCS | [Yahoo News] CHINESE MEDIA WARN PHILIPPINES OF [inevitable Military] COUNTERSTRIKE IN SOUTH CHINA SEA.
ARTIC > PEOPLE'S DAILY = the PHIL has committed "7 Sins" agz China + Chinese interests.
> DEFENCE.PK/FORUMS = PEOPLE'S DAILY: CHINA COUNTERSTRIKE AGZ PHILIPPINES "CERTAIN".
> SAME > [GMA News] DFA: CHINA'S "COUNTERSTRIKE" STATEMENT PROVACATIVE.
> SAME > [PHIL Daily Inquirer] PHILIPPINES SLAMS CHINA FOR RETALIATION THREAT.
> SAME > ABS-CBN] NEW PHILIPPINE BASE [US-PHIL "shared/joint" base = Subic Bay] WILL SEND MESSAGE TO CHINA.
> SAME > [WSWS.org] US, JAPAN TO ESTABLISH MILITARY BASES IN THE PHILIPPINES. Likely under overall = sovereign PHIL control.
> CHINESE MEDIA WARN OF "COUNTERSTRIKE" IN SCS DISPUTE - CHANNEL NEWS ASIA.
* TOPIX > [Various] PHILIPPINES ACCUSES CHINA OF [massive] BUILDUP AT SEA.
Meanwhile, over in the Middle East.
* TOPIX > AHMADINEJAD: WEST'S PLAN TO PARTITION IRAQ, SYRIA, + AFGHANISTAN [AFPAK] BEING DEFEATED BY ISLAMIC RESISTANCE.
* DEFENCE.PK/FORUMS > [Iran Today = Iran Pulse] HEAD OF ANMAR STRATEGIC BASE: SYRIA IS IRAN'S 35TH PROVINCE; IFF WE LOSE SYRIA WE CAN'T KEEP TEHRAN.
* SAME > [YouTubE Video] LEADER OF FSA BATTALION: WE'LL SIDE WID THE US + ISRAEL [only?] WHEN THEY DESTROY IRAN + HEZBOLLAH.
* SAME > US HAS NO "PLAN B" FOR [threats, loss of] BAHRAIN NAVAL BASE: OFFICIAL.
[JewishPress] "We will approve the meeting on condition there are no Jews."
This is what you are likely to hear these days if you request a meeting with any senior Paleostinian Authority official in the West Bank.
Paleostinian journalists who try to arrange meetings or interviews with Paleostinian Authority representatives for Western colleagues have become used to hearing such things almost on a daily basis.
Just last week, for example, a journalist who requested a meeting between Western journalists and a top Paleostinian Authority official was told "to make sure there were no Jews or Israelis" among the visitors.
The next time U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visits Ramallah, will he actually violate U.S. law to make sure there are no Jews among his entourage, lest he upset his Paleostinian hosts?
The official's aide went on to explain: "We are sorry, but we do not meet with Jews or Israelis."
Another Paleostinian journalist who tried to arrange an interview with a Paleostinian Authority official for a European colleague was turned down "because the man's name indicates he is a Jew."
In yet another recent incident, a Paleostinian Authority ministry instructed its guards to "prevent Jewish news hounds" from attending an event in Ramallah.
There were days when Israeli and Paleostinian journalists used to work together and help each other in reporting the news. But those days were long before the Paleostinian Authority and its representatives started promoting boycotts against Israelis..
The next time U.S. Secretary of State John F. I was in Vietnam, you know Kerry Former Senator-for-Life from Massachussetts, self-defined war hero, speaker of French, owner of a lucky hat, conqueror of Cambodia, and current Secretary of State... visits Ramallah, will he actually violate U.S. law to make sure there are no Jews among his entourage lest he upset his Paleostinian hosts?
An 'Explanatory Memorandum' of the North American Brotherhood, dated 22 May 1991, stated that the goal of the Brotherhood movement is to engage in:
'a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within and "sabotaging" its miserable house by their [own] hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God's religion is made victorious over all other religions.'
It is not possible to engage in such a 'grand project' without concealing one's intentions, including one's doctrines, from public scrutiny.
On the other hand, Salafis are willing to forgo covert means for the sake of maintaining clarity about Islam's authentic teachings before the eyes of their followers, so they openly oppose democracy and western political ideals. Without any apology they openly promote polygamy, violence against women, violent jihad, killing apostates, and other doctrines which western sensibilities would reject. Yet when in a minority position Salafis, while openly teaching aggressive jihad, will restrain their followers from acting out this teaching against the infidels they live among. This they do on principled theological grounds, appealing to the example of Muhammad's early period in Mecca.
What is the difference? Nothing. subterfuge, violence, discord, murder, rape, and on and on and on and...
Posted by: Au Auric ||
06/30/2013 10:15 Comments ||
Different neck vertebrae to cut on the downward chop?
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.