12. Apr, 2015

A Very Real Danger to World Peace

Scavenging through the internet the other evening researching terrorist organisations, in particular the murderous bunch of cowardly bastards who executed the deadly Kenyan massacre last week, I was led by a number of caustic comments to the official White House press release containing Obama’s statement on the matter.[ https://www.whitehouse.gov/.../statement-president-garissa-university-col..3 April.]

What I read filled me with disgust and not a little perturbation.

Cutting through obligatory the feel good verbiage Obama, or rather his press officer, managed to pen 264 words without a single word about Islam, Muslim, Christianity or the Somali Muslim terrorist group al-Shabab. It was a masterpiece of inanity concluding with the line “…. the Kenyan people should know they have an unwavering friend and ally in the United States of America.” I think not – particularly during the remaining term of this fool of a president.

The horrible story of the Garissa University massacre needs no retelling. Suffice it be said that in the early hours of Thursday 2 April the Somali Muslim terrorist group al-Shabab stormed Garissa University College, killing nearly 150 people. Specifically these terrorists of the al-Qaeda franchise separated Christian from Muslim students and killed the former. This by any account was a deliberately targeted religious attack. Indeed, the al-Shabab spokesman referring to the Christian government of Kenya described the University as educating too many Christians and so forth.

And yet, there was nary a word of support or comfort for the Christians in Kenya from Obama.

This is not the first time this egregious President has glossed over Islamic terror and in real terms has been most ineffective in containing it. Obama has been good at alienating his friends, whether they are Australian, British or Jewish. Indeed, he has derailed one of America’s fundamental foreign relations ties, that with Israel, in spectacular fashion. In short order he has diminished America’s standing in the world.

Given the hulking shadow of the equally egregious Hilary Clinton standing behind him as his successor, now would be a good time for this country to disavow much of American foreign policy and to take a more independent line in trade and foreign affairs, regional alliances and so forth. This has been advocated by many other commentators, including John Coe in his book The Smiling Autarch. The consequences of doing otherwise will drag this country into more international and murky military conflict in the Middle East in which we have no place. A good start to show our independence would be to withdraw all our military from that benighted slice of real estate forthwith.

Obama’s legacy to world affairs is nothing short of disastrous.

He and his lantern jawed simian Secretary of State John Kerry [who lied about his Viet Nam credentials] have been outmaneuvered by Putin with shocking consequences in Eastern Europe. They have been outmaneuvered by China in trade; they have failed to act or advise on the current Sino, Korean Japanese territorial tensions.  

Obama has consistently soft pedaled in Islamic terror and insurgency; in domestic policies he is ever ready to play the race card and will doubtless be known as one of America’s laziest presidents who spent more time on the golf course than his predecessors.

No – this ‘great white hope’ for America, so lauded in Europe and America alike five years ago has proved a dud. In his first term he generally escaped deep scrutiny. To criticize him was to be called a racist. And the world was still in thrall to his hectoring, religious preaching tone that passed as oratory. I confess to never liking or trusting the man. And his voice made me reach for the mute button immediately.

But now, in the closing years of office, when he should be thinking of his legacy, we can look back and consider the world is a far more dangerous place than when he came to office.

His centerpiece of foreign affairs, the nuclear deal with Iran has produced at best a half-arsed agreement which gives all to Iran and a torrent of abuse about America from the Iranian mullahs. Thus has simian Kerry abandoned Israel to the barbarians, caused widespread uncertainly throughout the Middle East that Saudi Arabia is talking about a bomb which will most certainly be followed by Turkey – yeah, thanks a heap Obama.

The US army is being reduced to pre-1940s levels. Now this is smart thinking. And all illegal immigrants in the ‘States will be given citizenship, a telephone and the right to vote. Good one Barak, that’ll ensure that the Democrats retain office for decades.

The prospect of another lying Clinton in the White House for eight years is something to really get excited about! Unfortunate interns.

The sad thing is that Obama was never bright enough to cause all this mess himself. He was/is the willing spokesman of the ‘Progressive’ forces of American politics. They are as strong, as devious and as cashed up as the so-called right wing Tea Party mob. For a man who never had a proper job before he came to office we may be sure that he will retire handsomely with external gratuities and perks of the job.

And mother Hilary will be there with her apron and dustpan to clean up some of the mess.



Sam Cannon

13.04.2015 08:12

Jimmy Carter withdrew support for the Shah of Iran, chaos ensued, Obama withdrew support from Iraq, Mubarack, and Israel, look where we are now.


16.04.2015 08:17

Sam, Democrats and Foreign Policy are major contradictions in American politics. We should remind people that Hillary Clinton was Obama's cup-bearer.

Bill Cebula

12.04.2015 15:11

History repeats. Hitler appeasement by the world. Their is the reality and then there is our belief. You are right about Obama but he is not alone.


16.04.2015 08:11

Quite right Bill. I don't dont know what his belief is, and the reality of him is proving more than problematical. History will not judge him kindly.

Latest comments

08.11 | 06:21

The Australian community is in for a world of long overdue pain. It is wholly its own fault for which I have nil sympathy.

08.11 | 06:15

Thanks indeed for the comment. I do agree that we badly need to 'clean out the swamp'. Trump certainly stirred those fetid waters.

08.11 | 05:22

I agree with the general thrust of your comments but the Australian community believes the governments can deliver without pain and there will be a lot of pain up ahead.

07.11 | 11:17

Nice job on the essay John, but regardless of his positions, Dutton is too much a cretin of the past, he also looks like the walking dead. We don't need more career politicians, we need a Trump.

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