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Obama Steers Toward Endless War With Islam
« on: May 20, 2009, 12:03:10 pm »
Obama Steers Toward Endless War With Islam

Posted By Michael Scheuer On May 19, 2009 @ 9:00 pm

In just over 100 days, President Obama is on the verge of ensuring that militant Islam’s war on America will be waged for decades to come and its forces will never suffer manpower or money shortages. How did he accomplish so much in some little time? He simply behaved as all U.S. political leaders behave; that is, as an ignorant and arrogant interventionist.

Let us take the ignorant part first. Since Jan. 20, Obama and his band of Israel-Firsters have shown the Muslim world – moderate, conservative, radical, and fanatic – that George W. Bush was no one-off fluke, that Democrats intend to wage war on Islam just like the Republicans. How so? Well, look at Obama’s decisions and actions. They can only be explained by accepting that the new president is ignorant of our Islamist foes, either by choice or because the ability to read is not required to graduate at Harvard.

For 13 years, Osama bin Laden, his lieutenants, their allies, and numerous anti-Islamist commentators across the Middle East have patiently, repeatedly, and explicitly explained to the bipartisan U.S. governing elite and its media and academic acolytes that the Islamists attacking America do not give a tinker’s damn about its lifestyle, liberties, freedoms, or elections. Orally and in print, U.S. leaders have been told what motivates the Islamists’ war on America is the U.S. government’s foreign policies in the Muslim world. Foremost among these are U.S. support for Muslim tyrannies, the U.S. military’s presence in Muslim lands, and unqualified U.S. support for Israel.

And what have Obama and his advisers done with this excellent intelligence about enemy motivation, which, by the way, comes straight from the horse’s mouth? Well, they clearly ignored it, and by deciding to operate in an intelligence-free environment Obama has acted in a way that will intensify and prolong the Islamists’ war against the United States. How so?

On the tyranny front, Obama chose to go to Turkey for his first visit to the Muslim world. That country is formally governed by an Islamic party, but it is actually ruled by a thoroughly Westernized general staff ready to pounce on and dismantle the Islamic regime if its gets too religiously ambitious. Needless to say, Turkey is regarded by many Muslims as having long ago sold its Islamic soul by joining the "Christian" NATO alliance.
Obama then proceeded to acknowledge America’s oil vassalage to Saudi Arabia when, on being introduced, he bowed to Saudi King Abdullah, the master of the Saudi police state. The president also chose to speak his first televised words to Muslims in an interview on al-Arabiya television, the mouthpiece of the Saudi tyranny.
Obama next said that he will go to Egypt to address Muslims in a speech he promised during the presidential campaign. This visit will show Obama prating about the glories of secular democracy and the peacefulness of Islam while standing cheek-by-jowl with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, chief warden of the Muslim world’s premier police state.
On the military side, Obama has announced plans to send 21,000 more U.S. troops to what Muslims call "the defiant land of jihad, Afghanistan." The arrival of those troops – too few to win but enough to slow our defeat – will be portrayed by al-Jazeera, the BBC, and especially the Saudis’ anti-American shills at al-Arabiya as a brutal re-invasion of Afghanistan.
Obama was silent while Israel invaded and wrecked Gaza last winter; has appointed an IDF veteran as his chief of staff – think of the espionage potential in that move; has watched the proliferation of Israeli settlements; and has re-imposed sanctions on Syria and kept war with Iran on the front burner. His Justice Department has also exempted from prosecution Israel-First Americans and their agents in the Congress.
Like former president Bush, then, Obama has kept himself ignorant of the Islamists’ motivation and is playing directly into their hands; indeed, bin Laden, with all his road-building skills, could not pave a smoother path to hell for America. In taking this tack, Obama also displays the abiding arrogance that permeates our governing elite, an attitude that causes them to believe that both Muslims and Americans are stupid. If you doubt this, listen to the sophomoric words of White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs as he tries to make sure that no one looks behind the curtain of Mubarak’s tyranny when Obama speaks in Egypt:

"[T]his isn’t a speech to leaders. This is a speech to many, many people and a continuing effort by this president and this White House to demonstrate how we can work together to ensure the safety and security and the future well-being through hope and opportunity of the children of this country and of the Muslim world."

Well, Mr. Gibbs, as one of Obama’s predecessors once said, you can’t fool all of the people all of the time. Elected on a pledge to end Bush’s wars, Obama has instead ensured their extension by actions sure to further inflame Islamists and, indeed, most Muslims governed by royal, military, or elected-for-life tyrants. As it becomes clear that Obama’s administration is miring America deeper in a war with Islam that benefits only Israel, he and his advisers will repeat the mantra long intoned by Israeli politicians: "We tried our best to better relations with Islam, but we were rebuffed and so now Americans must soldier on in endless wars." This will be a lie. Obama may use softer rhetoric, but he is loyal to the status quo interventionism Washington practices no matter which party holds power.

The only redeeming aspect of Obama’s 100-plus-day foreign-policy debacle is that his deceit is about played out. He will fool no Muslims. His courting of Westernized Turkish generals, bowing to King Abdullah, and joining Mubarak in a cheer for freedom will tell Muslims all they need to know about U.S. intentions in their region. Likewise, Obama’s expanding war in Afghanistan and his kowtowing to Israel and American Israel-Firsters will give the lie to his claim that Washington is now an honest broker in the Middle East.

Americans will be slower off the mark than Muslims, but they will soon see that Democrats share the Republicans’ eagerness to wage unnecessary wars at the cost of their children and taxes. The inevitable need for more troops and money to stave off U.S. defeat in Afghanistan, the increased Islamist attacks on U.S. interests at home and abroad, and – most of all – the unraveling of "success" in Iraq (which, in turn, will prevent a U.S. withdrawal that would be lethal to Israel) will be seen by Americans for what they are: the price of an ignorant, arrogant interventionism that is ruining not only America’s economy and domestic cohesion, but their kids’ future prosperity and security. At this point, a long overdue foreign-policy debate can begin. It will give Americans a last chance to realign the republic’s foreign policy with the tenets of Washington’s Farewell Address and, in so doing, forever break the corrupting power of the Israel-Firsters, individuals who Washington uncannily described in 1796 as "ambitious, corrupted, or deluded citizens … [who] betray or sacrifice the interests of their own country."

Pray to God this occurs before a cynical, racist Benjamin Netanyahu presents Obama with a fait accompli that drags 300 million Americans into Israel’s war against Iran.



Article printed from Antiwar.com Original: http://original.antiwar.com

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Re: Obama Steers Toward Endless War With Islam
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2009, 11:05:30 am »
Pakistani opinion piece found in the Dawn newspaper online:

Dense, devilish or delusional?
ANJUM NIAZ
Sunday, 14 Jun, 2009 | 07:33 AM PST
http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/the-newspaper/columnists/16-anjum-niaz-dense-devilish-or-delusional-hs-05

It may be great for President Obama to start his speech to the Egyptians with Assalam-o-aleykum. It may be heart-warming to hear him talk of his Muslim ancestry in Kenya. It may be seraphic to learn that America is not at war with Islam. But the president walks a tight rope back home in his own country.

His citizens don’t like to see the most powerful man in the world bowing before King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia or telling the Muslims that he respects their religion because he grew up listening to azaan in Indonesia. The neo-conservatives, all those white puffy faces on Fox News smear Obama and his recent tour of the Middle East. They insist on calling it an 'apology tour'. They call him ‘Apologiser-in-Chief’.

Conservative media loudmouths accuse him of 'raising American flaws in virtually every speech he’s been giving' and “running down his own country'. Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer claimed that Obama 'came bearing a basketful of mea culpas' and 'indicted his own people for arrogance, for dismissiveness and derisiveness, for genocide, for torture, for Hiroshima, for Guantanamo and for insufficient respect for the Muslim world'.

The worst of these white fellas is a jerk called Glenn Beck. Gosh the guy is lethal and makes funny faces when he talks about ‘Mozlems’ and how hateful they are.

The 24/7 trash spewed out against Obama’s foreign policy speech to the Muslim world in Cairo by the uneducated and ignorant hosts of Fox News is unbelievable! Joining the hatemonger Glenn is Liz Cheney, daughter of former vice president Dick Cheney. As Fox News analyst, Liz’s poison-dipped tongue about Muslims and that it’s critical to torture Muslims at Guantanamo prison so that Americans can be kept “safe” is such perverted logic.
 
Obama alone cannot win the hearts of Muslims around the world when they know that ordinary Americans are being fed hate about them and their religion. 'This generation of old white fools will soon be the minority!' writes a blogger. 'Thank goodness for that. Ten years from now, there won’t be a Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh or Dick Cheney to assault our ears and minds,” he says about these men who appear on Fox News. 'All the old white senators and representatives from the southern states will be replaced and this is what is scaring them to death.

 While it’s good to know that Americans have chosen a president who does not represent anti-Islam feelings, yet what do you do when an ignoramus like Limbaugh says about Obama: '[H]e pretty much told them today that he’s one of them, he’s got Muslim roots, and he grew up in three different countries with Muslim people, relatives and so forth. Then he says he’s gonna close Guantanamo. ‘We’re gonna stop the torture. I’ve made it unequivocally illegal, and we’re gonna close Guantanamo Bay’. Of course, we’re harming ourselves. That’s why they (Muslims) love him.'

What is the matter with these bullies? Are they dumb, devilish or delusional? Don’t they get it that most of the world has no respect for America, to put it charitably?

Anne Coulter, Sean Hannity’s female counterpart has recently written a book called Treason. 'Liberals have a preternatural gift for always striking a position on the side of treason,' says Coulter. 'Everyone says liberals love America, too. No, they don’t.' They (from Truman to Kennedy to Carter to Clinton,) have contained, appeased, and retreated, often sacrificing America’s best interests and security. With the fate of the world in the balance, liberals should leave the defence of the nation to conservatives.' She like Hannity hates Obama.

Obama quoted from the Quran. He even said he respected the Islamic traditions and Muslim women wearing whatever they wanted to wear as long as they were not coerced into it.

'We love you!' rhapsodised a man in Arabic after Obama ended his famous address in Cairo.

Mohsin Hamid, author of the Reluctant Fundamentalist was the only voice of reason when he told Wolf Blitzer on CNN that Obama’s speech lacked realism as far as Pakistan was concerned. He was surprised that Obama while laying down his foreign policy towards the Muslims concentrated on the Arab world and bypassed Pakistan, (India), Bangladesh and Indonesia where a vast number of the Muslim population lives.

Ambassador Husain Haqqani is meant to have floored Jon Stewart, the host of Comedy Central, with his ready wit and sharp repartee. 'Haqqani was simply great and was so entertaining. I wish the rest of our ambassadors were as sharp-tongued as our ambassador in Washington,' said someone. Indeed, the show was most entertaining and Haqqani was in his element. Meanwhile if Obama is really serious about trying to win Muslims’ hearts, he must also rethink America’s role in Pakistan. The State Department needs to post people in Islamabad who are level-headed as opposed to swollen-headed. They need to be more respectful to their host country, just as their president is towards Muslims.

http://www.anjumniaz.com
And  the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, 
Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren,  ye have done it unto me.

Matthew 25:40