Thursday, October 6, 2016

Is the President a Nincompoop? – Part II

How can anybody still take this fool seriously?  Obama is telling us that global warming has “contributed” to the Syrian civil war: “There’s already some really interesting work — not definitive, but powerful — showing that the droughts that happened in Syria contributed to the unrest and the Syrian civil war.”  Obama made these remarks alongside actor Leonardo DiCaprio.  DiCaprio is starring in a global warming film “Before the Flood.”  He will inevitably be testifying before Congress on the subject.  Starring in this film qualifies him as an expert on the subject.  In 1985 four actresses who had played farm wives in movies (Jane Fonda, Sissy Spacek, Jessica Lange, and Sally Field) testify before Democratic members of a House committee on Capitol Hill about the future of family farms.  Perhaps we can thank their expertise for the survival of the family farm.

This emphasis on climate change is a distraction from the real cause of tension in the Middle East.  It is unpatriotic to doubt the climate change thesis.  Obama claims, “we have members of Congress who scoff at climate change at the same time as they are saluting and wearing flag pins and extolling their patriotism they’re not paying attention to our Joints Chief of Staff and the Pentagon who are saying this is one of the most significant national security threats that we face over the next fifty years.”  Obama has encouraged regime change throughout the Middle East and North Africa.  This has resulted in disaster.  U.S. News has reported, ”instances of terrorism have peaked, deaths in battle around the world are at a 25-year high, and the number of refugees and displaced people has reached a level not seen in sixty years.”  Obama is not solely responsible for this situation but his policies have contributed to it greatly.  Early in his term he was awarded the Noble Peace Prize.  In 2011 Geraldo Rivera stated, “President Obama, whatever his failures are on the domestic side has proven to be one of our most efficient warrior leaders.” 

The legality of Obama’s policies has not been questioned by the press.  He has ordered drone strikes in Pakistan, Libya, Somalia, and Syria. Apparently he has no problem invading Syrian airspace.  However, he appears to have been extremely cautious when the U.S. Ambassador was under attack in Benghazi.  He made no efforts to rescue the personnel there.  Of course he did need his rest for the upcomming campaign stop in Las Vegas.  The U.S. military have attacked Syrian military in Dayr Az Zawr.  This was described as an accident.  In an environment where conflict with Russia is a real possibility accidents can have serious consequences.  In some instances it appears that he is provoking the Russians.

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