The philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche described the “inversion of values” -- how deeply envious people can twist good into evil. Obama has now accomplished a perfect inversion of American values. Putin’s thuggery in the Crimea is rewarded by a slap on the wrist so effete that a Russian politician immediately tweeted “Comrade Obama” to laugh at him. Iran was just rewarded for thirty years of murderous aggression -- thirty years of Death to America! Death to Israel! -- by a total surrender “led from behind” by Our Hero and the Eurosocialist welfare states. Even the abject lickspittles of the Washington Post dared to remind the president that a fantasy foreign policy cannot work -- after spending six years celebrating Obama’s fantasies.
Well, two of the biggest bullies just took Obama at his word, Russia and Iran. Bow down to thugs and you will get what you ask for.
To top it all, both Obama and John Kerry just went into a public rage when Israel’s defense minister dared to tell the truth about Obama’s surrender to Iran -- which happens to threaten Israel with nuclear genocide. Our Heroes personally protested to Benjamin Netanyahu for the defense minister’s truth telling. As if Israel is not allowed to defend itself against a clear and present danger to its very existence.
Which means that Obama’s America is now nothing but a bully in foreign affairs, bowing to the thugs and abusing our allies.
The United States and the West achieved an enormous moral victory in the Cold War circa 1990, when Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, and John Paul II together forced the Soviet Empire to let go of its European subject peoples -- some of the very nations Putin is now threatening. Those three leaders did so at enormous personal risk -- Reagan and John Paul II were severely wounded in assassination attempts, and the Stalinist Provisional IRA tried to assassinate Maggie Thatcher.
The West won that confrontation because we represented the moral high ground, as Eastern Europeans and many Russians understood very well.
We rarely talk about the power of morality in international politics, but it is very real .
That’s why Russian propaganda machine instantly started discovering “neo-nazis” in the Ukraine when Putin snatched the Crimea.
Bullies bow down to the biggest thugs on the block, and abuse the weakest. This is now our foreign policy. We are still trying to bully Egypt into accepting the fanatical sect of the Muslim Brotherhood, which has agents planted in this administration. We overthrew a compliant regime in Libya for no apparent reason, and that country is still torn by a civil war we provoked. As a direct result of our immoral aggression, much of the world is now cheering Vladimir Putin for giving Obama a bloody nose.
From the start Obama has bullied and abused those who dissent from his Diktat, ranging from to the Tea Party. This is a deeply delusional administration, and to sustain its folly it choses to abuse those who tell the truth.
The clear moral stance that won the Cold War has been flipped on its head.
We have lost our moral clarity.
It is high time to stand up to Obama’s bullying --- at home and around the world.
We need another truth-teller to lead us.
[Unfortunately, there won't be a "truth-teller' again, until the return of Christ Jesus. Until then, we will only see more lies and distortions, cumulating in the lies and distortions given by the antichrist and false prophet]
The Obama Administration, and its critics, are mistaken that Iran's nuclear negotiations are motivated primarily by economic sanctions.
Historically, economic sanctions have had little or no discernible effect on altering Iran's dangerous behavior, such as its world leadership of international terrorism and its development of nuclear weapons. Analyst A.E. Torbat concludes, "overall, the sanctions' economic effect... has been significant, while its political effect has been minimal."
Mistakenly, the Obama Administration and its critics both assume that Iran's primary reason for initiating negotiations over its nuclear program is the coercive success of economic sanctions. Much energy is being expended, uselessly, debating whether the threat of additional economic sanctions will finally compel Iran to give up its aspiration to become a nuclear weapons state. The short answer is -- economic sanctions did not bring Iran to the negotiating table in the first place.
Rather than economic sanctions, it was President Obama's surrender during the Syrian chemical weapons crisis that moved Iran to negotiate with a president who converted the United States from the world's only superpower into a paper tiger.
Washington is notorious for its short memory. The Obama Administration and the press appears to have amnesia about the events of August 31, 2013 and afterwards, that Iran obviously and correctly interpreted as a strategic opportunity to roll President Obama in nuclear negotiations.
Undoubtedly noticed by Iran, Obama's much ballyhooed chemical agreement with Syria is technologically and militarily fraudulent. Even if Assad ultimately allows destruction of all chemical weapons, an outcome increasingly doubtful, Syria can quickly reconstitute chemical arms.
Chemical weapons are called "the poor man's atomic bomb" for a reason. They are cheap and easy to make. Commonplace chemicals used for peaceful purposes can be converted to weapons.
Iran, far from being coerced by economic sanctions into nuclear negotiations, regards those negotiations as U.S. surrender to an Islamic Bomb. U.S. policymakers must understand that Iran sees itself as negotiating from strength, not from weakness in order to escape sanctions. Because of the above history, the White House is perceived as the weakling.
Iran knows from Syria's chemical deal that Obama is willing to deceive the American people with an elaborate fiction in order to avoid military confrontation and save political face.
Iran knows from Russia that the Obama Administration not only tolerates nuclear treaty violations -- but helps conceal cheating.
Iran's leaders assert that they conceded nothing and that the U.S. conceded everything in Geneva by acknowledging Iran's right to enrich uranium. Uranium enrichment is the technological key to nuclear weapons.
Iranian warships will soon begin patrolling U.S. coasts. Former UN Ambassador John Bolton writes, "Iran doesn't fear the United States, our allies, or international sanctions.... if Iran completes its nuclear weapons program, their ships in the Atlantic could be carrying nuclear tipped missiles."
But not to worry. President Obama reassures the American people that Iran's mullahs have endorsed a fatwah against nuclear weapons. The president should read "Treatise On The Use Of Weapons Of Mass Destruction Against Infidels" that finds the nuclear mass destruction of infidel women and children not only permissible--but obligatory.
And Mr. President, Iran's anti-nuclear fatwah notwithstanding, a nuclear EMP attack that causes a protracted national blackout killing millions, because the holocaust would be an indirect collateral consequence of technological collapse, would be perfectly Shariah compliant use of the Islamic bomb.