And the hits just keep on coming from WikiLeaks. It seems every new day brings fresh revelations about just how unimportant the security of our nation is to the president of the United States. As loathsome as the effeminate waif Julian Assange is, if we had to suffer damage to our country by his hands, at least we learned about our own enemy within.
The leaked memos confirm that our leaders are fully aware that our nation’s enemies are engaging in activities to undermine the United States. Yet armed with this knowledge, Barack Obama continues his foreign policy of appeasement. We’ve learned that terrorists now have access to nuclear material through a known state sponsor of terror. And the president’s inept policy of “let’s just talk more” remains the administration’s de facto position. It seems that all this “foreign affairs” stuff is just a distraction to this president. It’s really cutting into to his agenda of remaking America. It is now all too clear that defending this nation from our enemies is the last thing on the president’s mind. In this case, what we don’t know will hurt us.
WikiLeaks documents have provided us with this timeline (from the Wall Street Journal):
- In February 2009 the U.S. ambassador to Kyrgyzstan confronted his Chinese counterpart over allegations that China offered the former Soviet state $3 billion to close a U.S. air base there.
- In September 2009 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton expressed concern about a Chinese company selling French thermal-imaging technology to Iran that could be used against U.S. and allied forces in the Gulf.
- In February 2010 Mrs. Clinton asked China to act on intelligence information that suggests Iran is trying to buy Russian gyroscopes and carbon fiber for its ballistic missiles from Chinese companies.
- And in May 2010 Clinton expressed concern about Chinese companies exporting chemical weapons precursors to Iran. One cable stated that a Chinese contact told the American Embassy in Beijing in January that the widely reported hacking attack on Google was part of a coordinated campaign of computer sabotage carried out by government operatives, private security experts, and internet outlaws recruited by the Chinese government.
Anyone else see a pattern here? It’s clear that President Obama is an ideological ally of the leadership in China. But he’s still America’s president, right?
Add to all of this the revelation that U.S. officials believe that Beijing ordered a cyber-attack on the U.S. in which 15 percent of the world’s Internet traffic was diverted through Chinese servers for 18 minutes last spring. China is a hostile adversary to the United States. Yet the Obama administration pursues fiscal policies that continually leave us at the economic mercy of that Communist nation. Obama and his cronies continue to borrow and spend us into Chinese dependency. Is it any wonder why the administration didn’t want us to know the extent of China’s treachery? If the American people had known, they would have demanded action. And the president of the United States would have to admit that he has maneuvered us into an economic position that has zero leverage to effectively deal with an ever-aggressive China. Now that we do know, it might serve national security interest to remind the president as we head toward 2012.
Iran continues its march toward a nuclear weapon. President Bush declared that Iran would not attain a nuclear weapon on his watch. The state sponsor of terror has received no such warning from our current president. Here are Mr. Obama’s views as articulated in Cairo, Egypt, in 2009: “I understand those who protest that some countries have weapons that others do not. No single nation should pick and choose which nations hold nuclear weapons. That is why I strongly reaffirmed America’s commitment to seek a world in which no nations hold nuclear weapons. And any nation — including Iran — should have the right to access peaceful nuclear power if it complies with its responsibilities under the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.” President Obama’s naïve position that all nations deserve nuclear power is typical of liberals. In the president’s mind, Iran is just as entitled to the ability to wipe out vast numbers of people as is the United States. Moral equivalency is a hallmark of leftists. The United States is a nation of peace loving free people. Iran is run by a regime dedicated to the genocide of Jews and the destruction of Western civilization. But Obama sees no difference.
More WikiLeaks cables inform us that North Korea has been secretly assisting Iran to develop a weapons program under the auspices of the Chinese government. Another cable between Deputy National Security Advisor John Brennan and a Saudi prince shows that al-Qaeda now has a better chance at getting their hands on nuclear material. The Weekly Standard’s Thomas Joscelyn reports that the State Department knew a stunning detail about the relationship between Iran and al-Qaeda. The Saudis have privately complained to the Obama administration that Iran harbors a dangerous network of al-Qaeda operatives who are targeting the kingdom. And at the heart of the relationship is one of Osama bin Laden’s little-known sons. How has this tidbit of information changed Obama’s policies toward Iran? Not at all. Iran continues to press on with enriching uranium, and the Obama administration, even after knowing that al-Qaeda is setting up shop in Tehran, continues to talk … and talk … and talk. For a man that says he’s so committed to getting nuclear weapons out of the hands of every nation on Earth, Mr. Obama doesn’t seem to care that a state sponsor of terror is developing said weapons or that terrorists may attain access to those weapons.
North Korea shells the South and we hear the president is “outraged.” We rush to conduct military exercises with the South Koreans, but the White House quickly points out they were planned exercises. We didn’t want to upset the potbellied dictator of the North it seems. Just business as usual on the foreign affairs front in Obama’s America. WikiLeaks has confirmed for the American people what foreign governments already know: Barack Obama is an ideological leftist who won’t stand up for his own country’s interests. The president projects weakness around the world. Our enemies smell blood in the water. And the president, undeterred by world events, plods along with his efforts to remake America into a European style socialist state.
President Obama’s unwillingness to change course in foreign policy, despite knowing the grave dangers that arise from the actions of our enemies, proves that he is guilty of a dereliction of his most sacred duty. And it seems at this point that he is all too comfortable in failing in that duty: to protect and defend the people of the United States.