As the press and Obama criticize Qaddafi for "murdering his own people" it makes me wonder what Obama would do if his opposition attacked a military base and took tanks and other weapons which they would use to attempt to overthrow the current government when not setting autos and buildings on fire. Would Obama "give in to the will of the people" or would he act more like Abe Lincoln when those peaceful Southern protesters wanted to go their own way? Just a thought.
Guess what? The rights of life, liberty, and property—are even more important than a short lived show of democracy. This coming from a God fearing conservative capitalist from Texas (that would be me).
Follow this closely. The US should do everything in our capability to lead international efforts in denying Arab mobs the right to overthrow USA friendly governments followed by elections. We should work to deny them until these Islamic countries can guarantee minorities their rights and until we are assured they can remain at peace with America and the Free World. Sound crazy? Not if we base our policies on what we have learned from history lessons with experiences in countries like Iran. John Bolton, former US Ambassador to the UN has learned from his experience when he speaks of elections in these Middle Eastern countries that want to get rid of their dictatorial leaders, "Participation in the elections, whenever scheduled, should be limited to real political parties. From Mussolini to Putin, from Hamas to Hezbollah, terrorists, totalitarians and their ilk masquerading as political parties do not really believe in representative government." Many times the end result is: one man, one vote, one time.
To move from a friendly dictator or monarchy to a totalitarian socialist or Islamic regime is to jump from the frying pan into the fire. And since the Middle East sits on top of 70% of the world's known oil reserves, a peaceful and stable political environment is critical to all. No one likes to admit that the Middle East is 'special' but it would be absurd to not admit it. The Free World, US included, is a long way from being self-sufficient in providing our own supplies of energy. If Obama has an energy policy it is a perverted plan to support his pals like Algore and George Soros in driving up the price of fossil fuels, limiting their production, and using tax money to make Algore and crew richer all behind the banner of Global Warming. Stratfor, the Austin based security consultant, says, 'We are now less concerned about popular protest than we are about the Iranians instigating events and for the Iranians taking out an oil competitor is a perfectly legitimate course of action from their point of view. And in this case we got roughly 10,000,000 barrels per day at potential risk primarily in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Iraq."
In Egypt the Muslim Brotherhood will do everything possible to turn this revolt to their advantage—an advantage they will only press if the Egyptian army gives up power too quickly. Hopefully the Egyptian Military will move slowly and let real political parties emerge before they hold elections. Also, there is nothing wrong in banning dangerous parties from participating. For years the US banned the Communist Party. Of course, our leader in the White House says they, "must bring all of Egypt's voices to the table". This leaves us with our usual question about Obama. Is he naive, incompetent, or supporting the wrong side?
Again, it appears two more of our unarmed and unsecured soldiers were murdered by an Islamic Terrorist in Germany. The ABC News Bulletin read like this: Gunman Shouting 'Allah Akbar' Kills 2 US Airmen in Germany,' by Luis Martinez and Richard Esposito for ABC News, March 2.: A gunman shouting 'Allah Akbar' opened fire on a bus carrying U.S. airmen in Frankfurt, Germany, killing two and wounding two others before his gun jammed and he was subdued, officials said.
An ethnic Albanian from Germany was taken into custody and the FBI was heading an investigation because U.S. citizens were killed to determine whether the shooting was an act of terrorism. It is not clear even what they mean by that at this point. What actually would constitute a terrorist attack? Would the murderer have to announce that he was about to carry out a terrorist attack before he started shooting? Would he have to be carrying an al-Qaeda membership card as he cried, "Allah Akbar" and possibly "Jihad, jihad." It was a jihad attack. But of course the Obama administration has canceled our 'war on terror' and is treating it like just regular criminal investigations and prosecutions. They refuse to call this a terrorist attack. They never learn. While the Homeland Security analysts secretly classified the Fort Hood shooting a terrorist attack within 48 hours, it was 7 weeks before Obama’s administration would admit it. Again we have to ask is he naïve, incompetent, or shielding radical Muslims for some reason. None of these choices are acceptable to describe the once leader of the free world.
Think about it,