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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

'Arab Spring' leads to Winter of Regret!

U.S. Ambassador, three staff members murdered in Libya

Leading from behind as events developed throughout the Middle East seemed to be a politically safe strategy for the Obama Administration as the 'Arab Spring' unfolded. Jimmy Carter had the same idea as the Shah fell victim to upheaval as the Carter Administration stood by silently in the name of 'human rights', a strategy that yielded disastrous results.
     The Libyan uprising against a easily demonized Qaddafi, the poster child for despondent dictator`s, seemed a logical cause to support, anyone in power would be an improvement, or so they thought! The problem being no one bothered to vet exactly who it was that we were supporting. Hosni Mubarak in Egypt, another tyrant whose usefulness was seen as past it`s expiration date was another safe bet. The chant for freedom an illusion as the Muslim Brotherhood stood in the wings as Obama and Company promoted the hymn of 'democracy'. A fool and his money are soon parted, a fool and his delusions are soon one.
     Obama foreign policy appears to have the gift for championing enemies and offending friends, for picking winners and losers based on a consortium of focus grouped opinions that yield the biggest political buck, or as they call it, 'smart diplomacy'. All seemed well in their world of make believe until a movie attacking Islam's prophet Muhammad sparked assaults on U.S. diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt on Tuesday, resulting in the death of U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three of his staff. The assault in Libya is beginning to appear to be a coordinated attack launched to coincide with the 9/11 anniversary. The attackers and insiders working together to show America just how grateful they are for supporting and financing their liberation from the ruthless Qaddafi. 
The thin veneer of democracy and hope for a better future quickly begins to evaporate as the reality of this 'smart diplomacy' starts to show itself for what it actually is, the ousting of one group of tyrants only to be replaced by another. Power changing hands as it did in 1979 in Iran. We all know how well that turned out don`t we?