In 2011 Barack Obama led from behind a NATO coalition bent on removing Moammar Gaddafi from power in Libya. The removal and death of Gaddafi was, Obama put it, a warning to “iron fisted” rulers everywhere. Syria, Iran and North Korea excepted, of course. Over at Foreign Policy this was hailed as a huge success…. Read more »
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Robert Kagan had an excellent piece in the Wall Street Journal a couple of weeks ago. Titled “Power Failure” it discussed the parallels between the aftermath of WW I and today. In it he talks about the feeling in the US and the UK after WWI that war itself had seemingly become impossible. Then as… Read more »
I thought it might be useful to add up what Obama has done with weapons in his foreign policy. Here’s an accounting of how he’s handled weapons: Fast and Furious Obama sent 2000 automatic weapons to Mexican drug cartels Libya Eager to show he is a tough guy, Obama toppled Moammar Gaddafi without seeking Congress’s… Read more »
Benjamin Franklin is believe to have said it first: “Our Constitution is in actual operation. Everything appears to promise that it will last; but in this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.” We can add another. Nothing is certain but death, taxes and Barack Obama lying. Two years ago I wrote Why you’re… Read more »
The American military is the most powerful in the world. Indeed, we spend more on defense than the rest of the world combined. As one might expect, that amount of military spending translates into a lot of influence around the world, far beyond the bases in Germany or the battlefields of Afghanistan. From leading NATO… Read more »
NOTE: This piece was written before John Kerry trotted out his imbecilic “unbelievably small” comments and Vladimir Putin offered The One a fig leaf. The advice herein remains the same, only the timetable might change… What happens when a majority of voters elect an unqualified hack as the head of state? Lots of bad choices… Read more »
Image via Sodahead Upon the demise of Osama Bin Laden, Barack Obama was positively ubiquitous. He basked endlessly in the afterglow. NY Times: Bin Laden Is Dead, Obama Says In a late-night appearance in the East Room of the White House, Mr. Obama declared that “justice has been done” as he disclosed that American military… Read more »
September 25, 2012
But he stated that the unrest and murderous attacks were the result of the low-budget video, which had ‘sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world’.
Officials at the White House and State Department were advised two hours after attackers assaulted the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11 that an Islamic militant group had claimed credit for the attack, official emails show.
This could be a really simple post. All I have to do is post Drudge headlines. First, these three:
LIBYAN OFFICIAL WARNED USA ’3 DAYS BEFORE ATTACK’…
Libyan president: ‘No doubt’ was ‘preplanned’ starting months ago…
Video Purports To Show US Ambassador Dragged, Cheers From Crowd…
US Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens’ fate was determined by Barack Obama.
Obama set these events into motion when he decided Moammar Gaddfi had to go. Gaddafi’s overthrow resulted in the disappearance of countless weapons, including RPG’s and stingers.