Saturday, February 25, 2012

Arab Spring Turns Into Arab Winter

There was high hope during the Arab Spring, that brought down various dictators in Arab countries, that finally these countries would have Western style democracy.  Instead, we now have the Arab Winter and a big mess in the Middle East that is getting worse.  Democracy is not going to happen any time soon because there is no tradition of democracy in the Arab world.  Egypt, in particular, is currently being run by its military that has put 43 defendants on trial, including 16 Americans, for advocating democratic principles and free speech.   This is the country that Socialist President Obama traveled to right after being elected to proclaim America's faults and his apology.  

So much for apologies and reaching out to Arab countries.   Now, we have 16 Americans being held hostage and Obama begging the Egyptian military for their release.   This is happening at a time when we give Egypt $1.5 Billion a year, primarily to support their corrupt military with their Swiss bank accounts.  This hostage crisis, like the one that occurred in Iran when Jimmy Carter was President, is the result of Presidential weakness.  Obviously, the Egyptian military does not fear Obama; but then no country fears Obama. 

Richard Nixon used to say the rest of the world needed to believe that the  President of the United States was just crazy enough to push the nuclear button so that the button would never have to be pushed.  No one is advocating using nuclear weapons in Egypt, or anywhere else; but that is not the point.  President Obama made a unilateral declaration, right after taking office, that the United States would never be first to use nuclear weapons.  Why give that option away without a negotiated quid pro quo from our enemies. 

Now, Obama wants to cut our nuclear weapons by 80%, with no deal in place, for others with nuclear weapons to do the same.  This amounts to unilateral disarmament at a time when rogue nations like North Korea, Iran and Pakistan are building their nuclear weapons.  This is the same President that capitulated to Russian demands to dismantle our missile defense system in Eastern Europe without getting anything in return.  Obama's actions are very dangerous, not to mention just plain dumb. 

The lesson we learned from World War II is the notion of peace through strength.  Ronald Reagan ended the Cold War and brought down the Soviet Union by rebuilding our military that had been hollowed out by Jimmy Carter.  Whenever the United States has been weak, it has led to war.  The very idea that the Egyptian military would test President Obama's resolve is an indication that they see Obama as weak and ineffective.  Obama should immediately demand the release of the 16 Americans held hostage with an ultimatum concerning our $1.5 Billion in aid.   If the 16 hostages are not released within 30 days, the aid should stop.   It is just that simple.   In foreign policy, there can be no ambiguity.  We must say what we mean, mean what we say and do what we say. 

Socialist President Obama is a clear and present danger to our nation.   Weak Presidents are dangerous.  Iran is testing Obama daily because they see him as weak.  Obama is a weak President, which is another reason we must make him a one term President.   We must take back our country in 2012 and 2014 by sweeping, Socialists at all levels of government, including President Obama out of office.   We can do it.  We must do it to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.  Obama has to go sooner than later as a matter of national security. 

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