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New Moderates! Syrian Rebels, Iranian President, and the Taliban!

June 20th, 2013 - 7:20 am

All of these things have already happened and will happen more frequently, and the United States will have no leverage to affect this behavior. The leaders are not in control; the rebels don’t want to do America’s bidding. Will the aid be cut off at that point? No. Too many reputations will be on the line; too much political capital will have been extended.

Meanwhile the Sunni Muslim side — particularly the Sunni Islamist side — will urge the United States on, promising it anything if it puts their friends in power. Obama will believe that the Arabs love America and will support U.S. interests. Until, of course, the day after they take over — or, say, several months afterward — when the Muslim Brotherhood turns on America and the Salafists attack Israel.

There is, however, one possible way out: if the United States can say Iran made us do it by escalating its own involvement in the war.

There is something peculiar happening after the Iranian presidential election. On one hand, the media throughout the West is proclaiming that Iran is now moderate, forgetting that the same thing happened 16 years ago (the election of a relatively moderate president) without changing anything. On the other hand, Iran seems to have become more aggressive and threatening after the election. The Iranian supreme leader directly insulted Obama, saying he was a puppet of Zionist interests and was only elected in a phony process, unlike the freedom enjoyed in Iran.

The point is that Iran may have overplayed its hand, throwing away a wonderful opportunity to fool the West and to get sanctions reduced while still building nuclear weapons. At any rate, this is a big mess and it will not turn out well.

Speaking of big messes, to consolidate the Obama Doctrine — allying or engaging with Sunni Islamist extremists — the United States is now entering public negotiations with the Taliban. The Afghan Taliban, you might remember, was a partner in the September 11, 2001, attacks and has been unrepentant. The supposed price will be that the Taliban, which is killing Americans on a daily basis in Afghanistan, may merely renounce al-Qaeda. But since al-Qaeda doesn’t exist any more in Afghanistan, this is  hardly significant.

Mere words from the no-doubt trustworthy Taliban — will even an apology be required? — will make up for the murder of around 3000 Americans. According to U.S. policy, there is a radical and moderate wing of the Syrian rebels, the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood regime, the Turkish stealth Islamist regime, probably now the Iranian regime, and several others as well, no doubt. The Taliban has been calling the Afghan government an American puppet, and the Afghan government reacted to news of the talks angrily, with a feeling of betrayal, and broke off its own talks with the United States.

Sound like a pattern? The U.S. government siding with enemies and subverting historical allies?

Oh: four American soldiers were killed by a Taliban attack the same day these diplomatic developments occurred.

Finally, the new Iranian president has been declared a moderate by much of the Western establishment. First, it is only assumed he is a moderate — true, he was the person out of desperation who was supported by the opposition, but he has a long record as a key national security official who does not differ from the main political line. Second, he is powerless, because the supreme guide is in charge.

Imagine a Cold War in which the United States took the Communist side, and you get a picture of current U.S. policy.

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Igude wrote:

You should realize I am not simply attacking the Tom Friedman who writes for the NY Times. I rather like him, but over the years I noticed that he unerringly writes things that I WANT TO BELIEVE. On any subject at all from Wal-Mart to Wahhabism.

Great insight! Worth bumping.

Journalists like Friedman keep a captive audience by affirmin their fantasy bubble and maintaining the denial for as long as humanly possible. Individuals are leaving one by one when the cognitive dissonance becomes too great a burden. Every individual has a different breaking point. Some apparently will, for instance, keep on toning "Islam is a religion of peace, Islam is a religion of peace" for as long as their vocal chords hold under the knive of the jihadi sawing their heads off.
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Obama is coming out of the closet, showing his true pro-islamic self. Or is it showing More of that self. It really goes back to his 2009 speech in Egypt, he is just more willing to display his sympathy with the greatest long term murderous movement known to Man. He must be getting all giggly.
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The seeds of WW III The Obama sowed are starting to sprout. WW III WILL have it's birth in the middle east and The Obama will be the father of it all...
1 year ago
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II’s hopeless. Almost all the West is unteachable

In the House of Commons, on May 2, 1935, Winston Churchill said:

“When the situation was manageable it was neglected, and now that it is thoroughly out of hand, we apply the remedies which then might have effected a cure. There is nothing new in the story. It is as old as the Sibylline books. It falls into that long dismal catalogue of the fruitlessness of experience and the confirmed unteachability of mankind. Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, lack of clear thinking, confusion of counsel until the emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gong – these are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history.

Peres, Clinton and Blair - The Unteachable Trio
http://www.madisdead.blogspot.co.il/2013/06/the-unteachable-trio.html

With Nothing to Lose: The Limits of a Rational Iran
http://www.madisdead.blogspot.co.il/2013/06/with-nothing-to-lose-limits-of-rational.html
1 year ago
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Well, USA is out of the closet, I guess. For decades it has fronted for Saudi-Sunni interests, when those interests were diametrically opposed to American values. Now under Obama it has emerged as an arm of a creeping Sunni caliphate. And all the justified perturbation at the Iranian gov't seems just to mask this sad fact.
1 year ago
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ObamaRx managed to sell himself as a moderate. I guess he thinks he can do the same for Islamic terrorists.
1 year ago
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My head hurts...how many times does it have to be repeated: without Obama Inc's push towards toppling Egypt, and his thrust - albeit "leading from behind" in Libya - into Libya, the ever fiery Mid East would not be primed for a mega explosion.
And it is not as if this was done without an end goal in mind. Not at all. So once one understands who the beneficiaries are, then the rest is easy peasy - http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/06/12/the-islamist-in-chiefs-taqiyya-driven-hand-in-resurrecting-the-ottoman-empire-its-geo-political-knock-on-effects-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/

Hint: the Muslim Brotherhood Mafia and a resurrection of the Ottoman Empire.

Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/
1 year ago
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There's no hint needed. Ergogan isn't shy about it - he's resurrecting the Ottoman Caliphate. That's why he was in Morocco, talking to the heir apparent to the last Caliph.

Unfortunately this is new incarnation a NARCO CALIPHATE. I'm not kidding and I wish someone would speak up a bit. It's all spelled out here, sourced and ready to be researched further.

http://misterchambers.com/2013/01/28/obamas-syrian-debacle/
1 year ago
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Not US policy, US government policy.

This US government policy is a CFR/NATO agenda to place the Muslim Brotherhood is controlling power across region 4 of the WTO. In return, I suspect the CFR/NATO will get a Central Bank, and control the money supply.

I bet a pay check this civil war in Syria gets out of control, turns regional, then goes global.

What does the American people get? For the last three years America has gotten hammered by fierce storms spawning untold number of tornadoes. Never before seen droughts, 500 year floods, earthquakes in no where Oklahoma. Some call it a curse. The New Age calls it climate change.

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Do not send our armed forces to protect the terrorists who attacked us...evacuate the Christians who wish safe passage to America and let the mooslims slaughter each other en masse. This president has supported the sunni mooslims at every turn and left four Americans to die at their hands in Libya. Enough is enough...all they do is lie, lie, lie and then when they get caught lying, they lie some more; this group has out-Clintoned the Clintons, which makes them the biggest liars EVAAAH.

Remember BENGHAZI!
1 year ago
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Sadly, for the sake of our way of life, American patriots must stand together and raise our voices loudly until we are silenced...our government has been corrupted and subverted from within. Sparky's words below are spot-on and should be read to everyone we can make them available to. Republicans (sans a very few) are just as culpable as the democrats for this travesty: remember Huma the Mooslim Bruthahood Princess and "senior aid" to Her Thighness the SecState? When her undue and unprecedented influence was questioned by Michelle Bachmann and others, they were roundly and viciously attacked by no other than John McCain and allies.

There are still prominent patriots in the public eye, most notably LTC. Allen West and Senator Ted Cruz, and we should all strive to support them in every possible way. We can still halt the slide into danger and darkness which this administration is hell bent on continuing, but we must act quickly and decisively. The days of simply blogging and venting are over. We must all seek out what we can do individually and then band together to take proactive steps towards stopping the suicidal direction the government is taking us.

The progressives among us are domestic enemies of the state whether wittingly or not - THEY MUST BE STOPPED. The time is now to DEMAND accountability for this administrations crimes and violations of our Constitution. Get involved - go to protests and meetings -call/e-mail your elected representatives DAILY - REFUSE to be shut up or shouted down.

I am physically unable to march due to my injuries, but I will shuffle along or ride beside each and every one of you. Our senators and congressmen/ladies keep track of how many people contact them and for what reason. The immigration bill is going down fast because the politicians see the outrage of the people and are starting to turn away from the unpopular legislation. Post-obamacare being shoved down our throats many of them lost their jobs...let's DO IT AGAIN LIKE 2010!

Remember BENGHAZI!
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