Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve noticed recently that his policies and actions clearly point to the true nature of President Barack Obama, his vision for America, and how it relates to other countries.
We certainly know President Obama is an open borders kinda guy who does not embrace the principle of sovereignty of the American Constitutional Republic. His visits to our border — have there been any lately? — are focused on allowing the flow of illegals and support for his “comprehensive immigration reform” — yep, just amnesty.
If Obama was so dead set on this happening, it could have been done in his first two years when he had supermajority support with Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi on Capitol Hill. Along the same lines, the death of Kate Steinle in San Francisco has not resulted in a sympathy call from Obama, but instead he’s issued a veto threat for any legislation that would strip away federal funds to sanctuary cities. It appears that allowing criminal illegals to just hang out and kill Americans — even after the emotional testimony of several families who have lost their loved ones — means nothing to the callous ideological heart of one Barack Obama. And as a party, the Democrats would rather mock legislation to defund sanctuary cities such as Nancy Pelosi referring to any efforts as “Donald Trump’s Bill.” And to think, Pelosi represents San Francisco.
These are examples of domestic policies affecting the safety and security of Americans. We also have the policy of appeasement and agreement with Iran — the number one state sponsor of Islamic terrorism in the world. I spoke at a rally in Times Square in New York against the Iran nuclear agreement where nearly 12,000 attended, but there was not a mention from liberal progressive media outlets. Four Americans remain held hostage by Iran, but their plight doesn’t seem to be a priority for Barack Obama. I suppose their lives don’t matter when it comes to Obama getting what he wants — you know, “what difference at this point does it make?”
And we have the lack of support to Egypt, Jordan, the Kurds, and of course to Israel when it comes to battling militant Islamic jihadism in the region. We have painstakingly presented stories about that here. And again, spare me the drone story — killing one bad guy does not stop a jihadist movement. We must all accept that fulfilling rhetorical campaign promises is not viable foreign policy or a national security strategy course of action — as we totally abandoned Iraq. Wars are not ended by a unilateral declaration from someone who runs away. They are only ended by victory or defeat.
So it continues today, as Barack Obama is in Kenya, where there’s quite the welcome for him — and no, I will not be making any of the presumed or apparent jokes about his homecoming party. But there is an interesting “tale of two Africas” when considering Obama’s visit to the continent.
Earlier this week, President Obama sat with Nigeria’s new President Muhammadu Buhari — a Muslim — but a dedicated leader who wants to crush the militant Islamic scourge within his country called Boko Haram. As taken from an NPR interview transcript, there were some revealing revelations:
“Nigeria’s president says the United States’ refusal to sell his country needed weapons is aiding and abetting Islamist extremists waging a deadly campaign there. President Muhammadu Buhari made his comments as he ended a four-day visit to the U.S. this week. The comments came at the end of his first official visit this week to the U.S. and coincide with the latest deadly attacks in Nigeria. Northeastern Nigeria and the far Northeast of neighboring Cameroon have again been rocked by bomb blasts killing about 30 people and blamed on Boko Haram insurgents. The raids came hours after Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari spoke at the U.S. Institute for Peace in Washington, saying his country’s military is, quote, “largely impotent in the fight against Boko Haram militants.” Buhari partly blamed the U.S. for that, specifically the administration’s application of the Leahy Amendment prohibiting military support to armed forces accused of human rights abuses. President Buhari stated, Unwittingly and, I dare say, unintentionally, the United States government has aided and abetted the Boko Haram terrorists in the prosecution of its extremist ideology and hate.”
This is the same rather “lame” excuse the Obama administration uses for not assisting another Muslim leader, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, in his country’s two-front fight against militant Islamists in Libya and the Sinai peninsula — not to mention internally against the Muslim Brotherhood, against whom I am glad they are violating their “rights.” It is very perplexing that Obama is “cherry-picking” who is guilty of human rights violations and denying support in the global fight against Islamic jihadism – particularly since he’s in Kenya right now…
As The Guardian writes, “the US president’s visit to the land of his father has sparked Obama-mania, but critics question the decision to meet Uhuru Kenyatta and Ethiopia’s authoritarian regime. Beneath the shiny surface lies a political minefield.
Obama, ostensibly here to address the Global Entrepreneurship summit, will also meet some of Africa’s most divisive politicians in both Kenya and neighboring Ethiopia. Human rights organizations are lining up to demand that, along with championing security alliances and economic development, he should raise hard questions about democracy and civil liberties. Kenya’s president, Uhuru Kenyatta, was, at the time of his election in March 2013, facing trial at the international criminal court for his alleged role in the 2007-8 mass killings. The case has since been withdrawn owing to lack of evidence after prosecutors accused the Kenyan government of harassing and intimidating potential witnesses. Kenyatta’s deputy, William Ruto, is still awaiting trial at The Hague.
“The whole thing is a massive disappointment,” said Francis Oduor, 42, and international Kenyan soccer player, who saw dozens of his fellow ethnic Luos mutilated and killed by mobs in Naivasha, north-west of Nairobi. “People suffered, people were killed, people were displaced, but nothing happened and the cause of justice has still not been served. “Obama shouldn’t meet them because there are all these questions. It will be seen as an endorsement and he’ll be giving them a boost. He shouldn’t shake Ruto’s hand. Maybe he shouldn’t come at all.”
So, what is the difference in human rights between Nigeria, Egypt, and Kenya? Is it based upon whose rights they’re violating?
Kenya’s President Kenyatta has been accused of presiding over rampant corruption, repressive measures against civil society groups and the media, and police brutality and persecution of minorities in the name of his own “war on terror”. Ruto, for his part, recently declared that there is “no room for homosexuality” in Kenya, a conservative Christian nation where same-sex acts are illegal. Asked by the Guardian how he would respond to Obama on gay rights, Kenyatta replied: “That is a non-issue to the people of this country, and it is definitely not on our agenda at all … Poverty, improved health for our people, better education, better roads, better security: these are our key focuses.”
So where is the very loud and boisterous militant leftist gay community who sends death threats to bakers, florists, portrait studios, and pizza owners who don’t wish to serve a same-sex wedding? Funny, did any of you hear a peep or protest from the American LGBT community about Obama’s trip to Kenya?
Hear this story from a Kenyan gay man, George Njeri, due in court on the day that Obama arrives. Njeri and another man – not his partner – were arrested in February while merely talking in a restaurant in the town of Diani. He claims police searched his home and found the British TV drama series Queer as Folk, which they deemed obscene, and put pressure on him to out other gay men in the area. When he refused, he alleges, he was subjected to a humiliating anal examination and remanded in custody for five months. “The cell was very dirty,” the 30-year-old said. “The worst food I’ve ever seen, not cooked well. No mattress and one blanket, and you sleep next to the toilets but there is no water to flush. You only go outside for sunlight 20 minutes a day. It’s really tough. I was crying to get out but once I got out I only had a minimum of freedom because I was all over the news. They were saying I’m a porn star. “My neighbors recognized me and had a meeting and said: ‘We have kids, we cannot stand this.’ They called the landlord and he said: ‘George, you have to move out.’ Now I have to hide myself everywhere I go. It has really messed up my life.”
There is so much hypocrisy here but I will allow our liberal progressive friends to explain it all to us — sadly, they will just hurl racist and disparaging invectives towards your truly. They hate it when truth exposes their lies. So I’m quite sure we will awake to much fanfare about President Obama’s first visit to the land of his father as U.S. president — which is a far cry from a 1988 trip when his luggage got lost. However, what is not lost on me is the situational ethics by which President Obama operates. And perhaps, at some point in time it will not be lost on you as well — then again, what difference at this point does it make?
Obama continues to shun friends and allies and embrace enemies and those who foster values completely antithetical to our own…remember, in Iran, they hang gays and lesbians from construction cranes.