The legacy of the Obama administration will be one of no reliability, no respect, and no regard. As soon as I returned from the diving trip to Cozumel, I was bombarded by my friends with the events at the G-20 summit over the weekend.
What we witnessed was the utter dismissal of the United States of America because we have the weakest and most disrespected president ever. Of course the progressive socialists will say that under George W. Bush we were disliked.
Well, I’d much rather be disliked than disrespected, and therein lies the issue with the left: they operate from an emotional perspective and seek positive reinforcement of their feelings. This is why the liberal progressives embrace the mantra of “caring” for people, and having them like us — for as Loretta Lynch said, the best weapons against Islamic jihadists are compassion, unity, and love.
It’s a bunch of touchy-feely crap that at the beach will get sand kicked in your face. And that’s happening to the United States on an international level.
As reported by the Daily Caller, “China reportedly increased activity around contested islands in the South China Sea during the G20 summit, according to Philippine sources, just days after President Barack Obama warned of consequences for such military actions. The naval maneuvering also comes on the heels of a widely reported spat Chinese airport officials had with Obama’s entourage and a group of U.S. journalists.
A Philippine Air Force aircraft identified four Chinese coast guard vessels, two barges, and two suspected troop ships near the disputed Scarborough Shoal, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana revealed over the weekend. The Scarborough Shoal is a territory located within the Philippines’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ); however, China claims the shoal as an indisputable part of China’s sovereign territory. China managed to take control of the Scarborough Shoal after a standoff with the Philippine Navy in 2012.
“If [China tries] to construct anything in Scarborough, it will have far reaching adverse effect on the security situation,” Lorenzana explained. Before he left for the G20 summit, President Barack Obama told CNN that there would be “consequences” if China chose to engage in provocative behavior at sea.
“Where we see them violating international rules and norms, as we have seen in some cases in the South China Sea …we’ve been very firm, and we’ve indicated to them that there will be consequences,” Obama explained.
The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague ruled against China’s vast claims to the South China Sea July 12. China rejects the ruling and refuses to acknowledge the authority of the tribunal. “When it comes to issues related to security, if you sign a treaty that calls for international arbitration around maritime issues, the fact that you’re bigger than the Philippines or Vietnam or other countries in and of itself is not a reason for you to go around and flex your muscles,” Obama told CNN.”
Now, doesn’t this sound like another “red line” or “Assad must go” moment? Let’s be honest; Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, and Hasan Rouhani all know Barack Obama is all about rhetoric. Obama holds more hot air than a big ol’ balloon. And like a hot air balloon he’s aloft directionless, without a course whatsoever — and it’s been this way since the beginning of his term, folks.
These are strong men who respect and regard actions, and Obama has done nothing to prove he’ll stand up to them. Heck, here in America we see Obama as a lame duck president, but they see him as a sitting duck buffoon.
Who else would give a country like Iran some $1.7 billion in laundered cash and wires at a time when they’re holding Americans hostage and harassing our naval vessels? All the blather from Obama about Assad, and homeboy is siting pretty with support from Russia, Iran, and Hezbollah.
And why would China think Obama is going to do a doggone thing about their incursions into the South China Sea? Remember, Obama said we were “pivoting” to the Pacific Rim…which meant deploying a battalion of Marines to Australia. Now that REALLY spooks the Chinese who continue to hack the crap out of us! And North Korea, China’s attack dog, has once again unlawfully launched a nuclear test device — more threats by Obama of course, and empty, of course.
Now, we can have the debate about the Philippines’ new president and his very colorful language hurled towards Obama, but when you’re abandoned by a supposed ally, perhaps you get a little upset. And so in light of China’s moves, Obama will not be meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte, who has apologized for his rant. But Mr. Duterte, there are plenty of global leaders — allies of America — who have probably said your exact same words in private settings.
Over the past seven-and-a-half years we’ve seen our enemies emboldened, while our allies are confused and dismissed. There’s no apparent rhyme or reason to the Obama foreign policy, other than it appears to be sympathetic to Islamists — considering the widespread proliferation of Islamic jihadism and domestic terror attacks on the Obama watch.
What is just humorous — in a sick kind of way — is watching the liberal progressive media twist themselves into human pretzels to excuse away and make accommodations for Obama’s global failures. Heck, it’s so bad that even the European Union went after Apple by way of Ireland, to shake them down for billions of dollars of additional tax revenue. You know, Apple has to relocate — take advantage of corporate inversions — because we have the highest corporate/business tax rate in the world. And since no one respects America, the globalists at the EU went after Apple because in Ireland they have a 12 percent corporate/business tax rate. So the EU says they need to get their “fair share” from Apple and that’s how one’s own words get turned on our country and our private sector.
A determined and resolute American leader who sought to be respected and regarded would not have us in this position. Remember in April 1988, Ronald Reagan figured out the right message to send to the Iranians who had mined the Persian Gulf. It was called Operation Preying Mantis. Reagan didn’t send $400 million in laundered cash for our hostages…and remember, he could have used the Obama excuse about an arms deal with the Shah of Iran. Nope, President Reagan sent a message of American strength, embodied in his mantra of “peace through strength.”
Barack Obama deplores American strength and exceptionalism — regardless of what he says, his actions tell the real story. And therefore, we have become the weak wussy getting sand kicked in our faces.
It’s time for a different fundamental transformation of the United States of America. I am reminded of the transformation of Steve Rogers from the skinny little kid that got picked on in Brooklyn into Captain America. We need a Captain America and his mighty shield that is the symbol of our commitment to liberty, freedom, and the defeat of evil.
There’s a new axis of evil forming, and if we make the wrong decision in November, maybe Hillary will give out “reset buttons” to everyone. After all, she did say we must learn to empathize with our enemies — more emotional progressive socialist bovine excrement.
Had enough yet?