Posts Tagged 'Ahmadinejad'

Shocker: Obama has No Plan to Deal with Nuclear Iran

By Caomhin

This should surprise exactly no one who has been paying attention to the developments with Iran since Obama became president.  Deadlines have come and gone, he has expressed no sense of urgency with regard to the Iranian drive to develop nuclear weapons, and Obama barely even seem concerned with the Iranian regime’s violent crackdown on the Iranian people after their sham of an election.  Now, further proof that Obama has no plan to deal with a nuclear Iran, or simply doesn’t care if Iran gets nuclear weapons:

Sen. John McCain renewed his call for the United States to “pull the trigger” on sanctions against Iran and more, after a memo from Defense Secretary Robert Gates to the White House warned that the United States lacks a long-term plan for dealing with Iran’s nuclear program.

Gates wrote the three-page memo in January and it set off efforts in the Pentagon, White House and intelligence agencies to come up with new options, including the use of the military, The New York Times said in its Sunday editions, quoting unnamed government officials.

Iran has made Obama look foolish on a number of occasions and despite Obama desperately seeking to become friendly and use his charm offensive on Tehran, he has essentially been mocked by Ahmadinejad and the Iranian dictatorship.  I’ve stated before in numerous posts that Obama has been the most anti-Israeli president we have ever had, and it’s no secret that he has insulted our closest allies from Great Britain to the Czech Republic to the Ukraine to Canada to Israel.  It is dismaying to me that he would throw Israel and the rest of the Middle East to the wolves by allowing Iran to acquire nuclear weapons.  Bowing to foreign leaders has become Obama’s forte, most recently to the Chinese, and for his efforts he has weakened our position as a leader in the world.  It is our responsibility to speak up for the oppressed, defend human rights, and yes, stop the spread of nuclear weapons, especially to madmen who have already expressed that will have no reservations to use this weapons to fulfill their apocalyptic visions.  Iran must not be allowed to acquire nuclear weapons and Obama and other world leaders need to come to the conclusion or they put the world at risk for catastrophe.


Iran has played Obama for a Fool

By Caomhin

This is one of those things that you never wanted to see happen.  As much as I disagree with Obama on many, many issues, we needed to be strong on Iran, we needed to stop their pursuit of nuclear weapons, for both our security and the security of the Middle East and Israel’s security as well.  Unfortunately, as much as I had hoped that Obama would at least take this threat seriously enough to do something, anything, outside of issuing ever lengthening “deadlines”, he has done nothing.  Worse, Iran is mocking him, America, and the world, and Obama does not have the resolve to even appear to be effective.

This was to be expected, I suppose, and now that Russia has laughed at Obama’s “reset button” and began a push for a new types of nuclear weapons, Iran followed the Russian government’s lead and has laughed off Obama…again.  In fact, they mockingly issued Obama and other world leaders and ultimatum of their own.  Once again we can see the effectiveness not only of Obama’s “smart power” but also of the UN’s ineffectiveness.  The response from the Obama administration thus far has been the foreign policy equivalent of Einstein’s definition of insanity:

Iran dismissed an end-of-2009 deadline imposed by the Obama administration and its international partners to accept a U.N.-drafted deal to swap most of its enriched uranium for nuclear fuel. The deal would reduce Iran’s stockpile of low-enriched uranium, limiting — at least for the moment — its capability to make nuclear weapons.

The U.S. and its allies have demanded Iran accept the terms of the U.N.-brokered plan without changes.

Instead, Tehran came up with a counterproposal: to have the West either sell nuclear fuel to Iran, or swap its nuclear fuel for Iran’s enriched uranium in smaller batches instead of at once as the U.N. plan requires.

This is unacceptable to the West because it would leave Tehran with enough enriched material to make nuclear arms.

Every time that Obama gives Iran a new “deadline,” Iran simply laughs him off and continues their pursuit of nuclear weapons.   Obama half heartedly denounced the violence against the Iranian people by their barbaric leaders after the rigged election in June.  Meanwhile, Iranian opposition leader, Mir Hossain Mousavi continues to lead the opposition movement in Iran amid even more threats from the regime.  Even as the violence is on the uptick once more, Obama has remained conspicuously silent.  Perhaps this is one of the election promises he actually intended to keep, to reach out to dictators, which, judging by his governing thus far, means to give them free reign to do whatever they like.  My point here is not to cast Mousavi as an angel or anything of the sort, but it was very clear that the election was a fraud, that the brutal violence against the Iranian people was and is very real, as is Ahmadinejad and the Iranian hardliner’s pursuit of nuclear weapons, and in none of these situations has Obama expressed leadership or resolve.  It is a giant failure, in fact.

Actions speak louder than words, and it is quite clear to me that Obama will never get involved in anything that involves something he perceives to be a sizeable political risk to his chances of re-election, and if that means not taking the tough measures that need to be taken in international affairs, he will not do it.  I believe this to also be the reason why he did not provide the troops requested for the Afghanistan effort by Gen. McChrystal, why he foolishly poked our friends in the Czech Republic and Poland in the eye on missile defense, has continually criticized Israel, and snubbed allies such as Great Britain and Norway.  He would rather upset our allies than take tough stances against hostile and despotic governments.  Though our media and liberal friends certainly will not acknowledge this, other world leaders certainly have taken notice and are capitalizing on Obama’s weakness.  You have only to follow international affairs closely to recognize this pattern.

Obama’s Disturbing Position on Honduras

By Caomhin

I see no reason to sugar coat the headline for this article, as it is painfully obvious to those following the situation closely in Honduras.  If you’re not familiar with how the events leading up to the “coup” went down, please check out this story for some background.  If you’re limited on time (believe me I know how you feel) I’ll try to recap briefly.

Honduras’ disposed president, Manuel Zelaya was Constitutionally bound to a one term limit. The process by which the Constitution is amended under Honduran law is through the Congress.  The Constitution of Honduras then became a hindrance to Zelaya who sought to put on a spectacle and rig a vote by referendum, complete with ballot boxes being provided by Hugo Chavez and which would hold no authority under Honduran law. The Chief of the Armed Forces in Honduras refused to comply with Zelaya’s illegal actions and was promptly fired by Zelaya.  The Supreme Court of Honduras ruled Zelaya’s firing of the head of the armed forces illegal (as he was upholding the Constitution of Honduras and the orders of the Honduran Congress, who also recognized Zelaya’s actions as illegal and moved to halt his “referendum.)  Add to this the fact that his arrest was ordered by the Attorney General and his own political party also recognized his actions as illegal and had already nominated their candidate in accordance with their constitution and what is transpiring is crystal clear.  All the branches of the Honduran government had a hand in stopping Zelaya’s clear ambition and move to impose a dictatorship upon Honduras.  It is also critically important to note that upon acting on the orders of the government by arresting and sending Zelaya into exile, the military’s role in this movement ended there, with the other branches of the government remaining in tact and in charge.

Leftist dictators such as Chavez, the Castros, as well as Ortega are all openly advocating for Zelaya for obvious reasons.  In fact, it now appears that Zelaya has been outed as a participant in drug trafficking.  The actions that the Hondurans have taken are not those of a dictatorship, these are the actions of those upholding their constitutional duties and of liberty.

Enter our apologist in Chief.  At Chavez’s behest, Obama has moved swiftly to back Zelaya and has even afforded him the opportunity to come to Washington to meet with US officials in order to prop him up and continue Zelaya and Chavez’s dream of getting him to become dictator of Honduras.  It is unfathomable that our nation could be used in such a fashion, but yet it appears that is exactly where we are at.   Making this even more difficult of a situation is the fact the Zelaya is vowing to return to Honduras, knowing with 100% certainty that violence will occur when he does so (also important to note, there are rumors of a Venezuelan invasion into Honduras) as he will be promptly arrested.  I wonder what Obama will do then.

Hopefully Zelaya says something that hurts Obama’s ever so fragile ego to force Obama into supporting the right side in this conflict much as Ahmadinejad had made negative comments about Obama with regards to Iran.  I’m fairly confident that if Ahmadinejad had not said something personally about Obama that Obama would have kept quiet as kept about the brutality the Iranians are inflicting on their own citizens in the aftermath of their rigged elections.  He needs to be provoked to defend freedom and liberty, something that should come naturally to any man, woman, or child.  His silence was deafening in Iran, he even as he ran out for ice cream while protestors were being murdered in the streets by the regime.

Fast forward to present and rather than simply repeating his mistake by not voicing an opinion in support of people struggling for freedom, he goes a step further, actually looking to PUT a dictator into place.  Unbelievable.  You should also take some time to read this article, but here’s a section about new Honduran president Roberto Micheletti:

“That is why I want to make a call to our allies in the United States, that they should stick with us at this very important moment in the life of the country,” Micheletti said. “The economy of our country is completely destroyed — because of the acts of the former government. If aid [from the United States and Europe] keeps coming, we will show that every little penny that we borrowed will be spent for the people of this country.”

Micheletti promised that Honduras would hold presidential elections in November and that a new president would take office in January. Micheletti, who is a leader of the Liberal Party, the same party that Zelaya belongs to, vowed that he would not run for president.

Micheletti also said that Zelaya is a master at bending world opinion his way. Another source in the government here said that Zelaya actually was wearing a crisply ironed dress shirt when he was sent into exile in Costa Rica, but that he changed to a white T-shirt to show how he was hustled out of his official residence at dawn while still in his pajamas.

Senior Obama officials said that an overthrow of the Zelaya government had been brewing for days and that they worked behind the scenes to stop the military and its conservative, wealthy backers from pushing Zelaya out. That the United States failed to stop the coup gives anti-U.S. leaders such as Chávez room to use events in Honduras to push their vision for the region.

A few things I want to leave you with to consider.  First, simply for comparison purposes, how egregious would Obama’s actions be for the Supreme Court, the US Military, Congress, and the Democratic Party to move to take him out of office?  Tremendously, tremendously horrible one would surmise, it is almost inconceivable that particular recipe would unfold, and yet it did in Honduras.  It would be the equivalent of removing Obama from office and inserting Joe Biden into office.  That should tell you all you need to know about Zelaya.  Second, what in God’s name are Obama officials doing blaming conservatives and “wealthy backers” in Honduras for what’s going on in the nation?  That is downright insane, and yet, he’s doing just that, using the same exact rhetoric as Chavez uses.

They then proceed to say that the coup strengthens Chavez’s position as opposed to recognizing that Zelaya will be yet another dictator aligned with Chavez.  That bit is particularly disturbing to me on many levels.  Not only did they leave out the actions leading up the actions that I had previously summarized including the removal of Zelaya being backed by the Congress, Supreme Court, and his own political party, but it also shows that they attempted to usurp Honduras’ right to self determination and the Honduran Constitution.  Finally, it begs to be said again, you really should consider why Obama would go out of his way to help Zelaya, who is so clearly in the wrong and in violation of the Honduran Constitution, become a dictator by the illegal actions in which he is partaking. For if Zelaya gets his way, that is precisely what will happen.  What possible reason could Obama have to actively seek to install someone aspiring to become a  dictator into a Central American nation that will further strengthen Hugo Chavez and suppression of freedom and liberty for the people for the region as opposed to the Constitutionally backed government that has the support of the people, Congress and Supreme Court and is promising more liberty for all of its people?