How Dangerous Is Obama?

American Thinker

It’s  now quite clear that Obama is playing chicken with Israel on Iranian nukes.   That is why Leon Panetta came out with a statement this week accusing  Israel of planning to attack Iran.  If that statement is true, it’s the  worst kind of sabotage, undermining the advantages of surprise.  If it’s  false, it is intended to place Israel at the focus of Iranian rage.  Damned  if you do, damned if you don’t.


The  goal of Obama’s nuclear brinkmanship is to drive Israel into making dangerous  territorial compromises.  This is a Carteresque policy: blame the victim,  and arm her enemy.  Jimmy Carter enabled Iranian radicalization starting  with Ayatollah Khomeini, heedless of the disastrous and possibly genocidal  consequences.  Carter recently said that an Iranian nuclear weapon was no  big deal, as if a nuke in the hands of a suicide-preaching Khomeinist ideology  machine is just fine with him.  Well, the Saudis know their Iranian enemies  a great deal better than Jimmy Carter does, and they are sending their money to  Switzerland.


Obama  and Carter represent the dangerous “left of the left wing” Democrat foreign  policy establishment, the folks who thought we should surrender to the Soviets,  who created the retreat from Saigon, and who rationalized the Iran-Iraq War,  which killed a million people after Carter allowed Khomeini radicalism to rise  in Iran.  The destruction caused by left-leftist foreign policy “thought”  from the Democrats is immense.  Over the years, they have colluded in  hundreds of thousands of deaths abroad — covered up by the mainstream media.   They are Lenin’s useful idiots, who colluded in 100 million Communist  terror victims in the 20th century alone, and they have not changed  one little bit.


Such  people are dangerous.  When they enabled Mao Zedong’s “Great Leap Forward”  at the cost of 40 million Chinese lives, all the damage was to China.   There was no plausible nuclear threat to Japan, South Korea, or Taiwan,  because mad old Mao Zedong turned his mass-killing efforts inwards.  When  Vietnam killed hundreds of thousands of South Vietnamese after the U.S. withdrew  from Saigon, again, Ho Chi Minh’s purges were turned inward.  Now that  North Korea is again filling its concentration camps and having another major  famine, its neighbors feel reasonably safe.  Yes, the useful idiots of the  West engage in criminal collusion with madmen of the East, as Dr. Thomas Sowell  points out in his latest book on Western intellectuals, but our criminal  colluders always stay safe themselves.


That  is not true with a nuclear Iran, which is really run by a suicide-glorifying  cult, just like World War II Japan, or Hitler during the last days in the  bunker.  For the first time in history, humanity is facing the worst of all  possible options: nuclear weapons in the hands of a cult which preaches and  glorifies massive martyrdom and which has carried out giant martyrdom attacks  during the Iran-Iraq War.


That  is why Iranian nukes are different from American or Soviet nukes.  The  left-of-the-left has always lived in denial of that plain and obvious fact: that  the war ideology of one’s nuclear enemies has everything to do with the  lethality of the danger those enemies pose.  Every child in Iran is raised  with the daily chant Death to America!  Death to Israel!  Our  useful idiots have preached for thirty years that “they don’t really mean it,”  in exactly the way Western appeasers told the world that Hitler didn’t really  mean Mein Kampf.


There’s  bluffing, and there’s genuine war ideology.  Nazi ideology used bluffing  but was perfectly willing to sacrifice a generation of Germans in assaulting France and Russia.   Imperial Japan likewise.  Khomeinism shows all the signs of a  suicidal war ideology, but it is happy to bluff its enemies — which includes  all the Sunni Muslims in surrounding countries — to get its way.   Martyrdom is glorious, but spreading fear and terror by bluff is also in  the war manual.


Obama  has failed to do anything about Iranian nukes in order to pressure Israel (and  probably the Saudis) into obeying his Napoleonic destiny.  The slogan  “Audace, audace, toujours audace!” comes from Napoleon and Marshall Ney, who  practiced Blitzkrieg on European armies a century before  Hitler.


Obama  is a reckless gambler.  He is gambling with our economy.  He is  gambling with our first-rate health care  system, including your future as you age.  He likes to gamble, and he figures to blame everybody else when he  inevitably fails.  That’s the role of the Occupy Mobs during the election:  to blame “capitalism” when the economy aches and groans from Obama  misgovernment.  Obama (like Bill and Hillary) has figured out that  misgovernment doesn’t matter in the least — not if you have the Big Media on  your side, ready to rant and rage to blame your enemies for the chaos you  bring.


When  Leon Panetta and Hillary come out in public to blame Israel for wanting to  defend itself, the same cynical Napoleonic strategy is at work.  When Obama  called for Hosni Mubarak to resign after thirty years of upholding peace in the  Sinai, triggering off a rolling overthrow of Arab regimes from Tunisia to Egypt  and Yemen, the same recklessness was at work.  Who cares if Muslim  radicalism took over the Arab world?  Just like Jimmy Carter, who was  willing to see Ayatollah Khomeini establish a sadistic tyranny over our ally  Iran, Obama loves Muslims so much that he is quite willing to see sadistic,  reactionary forces take over in Egypt and elsewhere for the greater glory of  Barry.


The  bottom line is that Obama is threatening Israel with nuclear genocide if it  doesn’t obey his Napoleonic orders, which are to retreat to the 1948 ceasefire  lines that make Israel look like a gerrymandered congressional district.   Such a “solution” doubles or triples the borders to be defended against  lethal enemies, while shrinking Israel’s small territory by two-thirds.  It  is a death sentence.


But  that is the barely hidden agenda of the left-of-the-left foreign policy  establishment the Democrats have cobbled together in the last several decades.   These are the same people who approved the fraudulent intelligence  estimate at the end of the Bush years, claiming that Iranian nukes posed no  danger at all.  They are the same people who brought Muslim propagandists  into our universities, just as they are the generation of pseudo-historians who  brought in the Stalinist Howard Zinn version of American history to propagandize  an entire generation of American teenagers.  They are taking vengeance on  America for defeating Soviet Communism in the Cold War.  They are the  “declinists” who constantly preach that Pax Americana is dead, and that we will  have to rely on China to enforce the peace of the world from now  on.


We  don’t have to guess at their goals, which are on full display in Europe today.   Europe can no longer defend itself, because the simple will to survive has  been radically undermined by a generation of left-of-leftists.  When a  Norwegian maniac killed almost a hundred people several months ago, the  immediate reaction was to blame the tiny and oppressed democratic minority in  Norway.


That  is how the left-of-the-left operates.  They no longer believe in the  nation-state, just as Obama no longer believes in the nation-state.  And  yet, our safety and security depends crucially on what remains of nationalism.   We are ruled by delusional saboteurs who will do anything to destroy our  national security on behalf of their dream of international peace — which means  international tyranny, of course.


For  the first time, the United States is in the hands of an ideological minority  that rules our schools and media with an iron fist.  We can see who they  are every day when they conduct witch hunts against Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich,  and any other ideological opponent.  They are out to destroy their enemies,  who are ultimately you and me.  If they are willing to see the United  States go down in defeat, why would anyone wonder that they want to end the  State of Israel?  The U.S. and Israel are just bourgeois capitalist  democracies to the Jerry Wrights and Bill Ayerses of this  world.


Obama  is a radical leftist.  His mind is stuck in ideological delusions.  We  haven’t seen his kind in the United States since the Stalinism of the 1940s, but  around the world Obamas are a dime a dozen.  The third Kim in North Korea  is one.  Hugo Chávez is another.  Israel has its own suicidal left,  like the editor of the daily Haaretz who told Condi Rice that “Israel  must be raped” to bring peace and love to the Middle East.


Objectively  speaking, these people are mad.  Psychologically, they have created a  delusional cult, which happens often in human history.  Instead of bringing  peace, they are a clear and present danger to peace.  Ronald Reagan, who  understood Stalinists from his time in Hollywood, had a deep sense of who they  are.  So did Cold-War liberals like Senator Scoop Jackson.  Today,  with the media penetrated mostly by left-of-left cult members, we can no longer  see who they are.


We  are therefore watching the most dangerous nuclear crisis in world history since  the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1964, which occurred when Fidel Castro — also a  leftist fanatic — demanded that nuclear missiles be placed a hundred miles from  Florida in Cuba.


John  F. Kennedy, a Cold-War liberal who recognized the danger, was president in those  days.  We, for our part, have Barack Hussein Obama, political  tightrope-walker, who is willing to risk seven million Jews in Israel to achieve  his narcissistic aims.


It  is a curse to live in interesting times.

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