This morning comes news that Obama is now calling on “the reformer” President Bashar Assad of Syria to step down. This is the latest installment of Obama foreign policy and diplomacy in the Middle East/Arab regions.
It began last spring (hence “Arab Spring“) with Obama demanding Egypt’s President Mubarak (an ally of the United States) to step down amid protests in the streets in February-March. Then in May came Obama’s calls for Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down … once again, amid protests in the streets. Since March Obama has been not only vocally insisting Libyan leader, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi step down, and has backed it up by taking us (with the near useless NATO in tow) into a stalemated and stagnant third war situation (with Libya) in that region of the world, while complaining about inheriting the Iraq and Afghanistan wars from Pres. Bush.
In all Obama’s calls for existing leaders and governments in those countries to leave/step down, it has never been clear and defined as to exactly who and what would be replacing any of them … and would it, in fact, be better for the people in those countries or the region on whole. In all those countries’ situations the ‘protests’ in the streets are being manned and fueled by radical Islamic terror groups, in addition to ‘socialist’ interlopers in the region. The violence is being exchanged between the “Arab street” participants and the established governments. And in Syria’s case the government is backed-up with Iran’s military help. However, I have not seen or heard Obama warning Iran to get their nose out of the situation … anymore than Obama voiced concerns for the Iranians protesting for weeks in the streets of Tehran and being brutalized and killed by that government two years ago. Nor did he call for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to step down. And when this was pointed out Joe Biden shamelessly called on Iranians to have their own uprising in the midst of the “Arab Spring”. A little late on the uptake there, Uncle Joe. The fact is, from Gaza to Iraq and Afghanistan and all throughout the troubled region Iran has it’s hand in everything.
Just a thought here … Given the failed domestic and economic policies of Obama in this nation, and the growing “disapproval” of the inept professional politician, if we crowd the streets, say … those terrorist TEA Party mobs, in protest and demand he step down will he comply? Yeah, I know … feh. Or would he react the way the leaders he’s now demanding to step down? After all, he and his administration are already watching out for those pesky worried Americans.
I see there were terror attacks in Southern Israel earlier today. I also heard a quick news blurb on the radio that Israel was warned not to do any sort of retaliation during Ramadan. I am sure our own leaders in the Obama administration are in complete understanding of the position Israel is in…