Obama “Lead from Behind” Strategy on Display in Egypt, Deliberately Enabling an Islamist Takeover

The thing people like the editorial board of the Washington Post, who today lament that the situation in Egypt demonstrates “the plummeting prestige and influence of the United States,” need to understand is that it is deliberate. It’s exactly what Obama wants.

Egypt-Obama Supports Facist

While they say the Obama administration is not entirely to blame, they also write:

But the administration has helped to foster the growing anti-Americanism — if not the growing chaos in Egypt — through its mishandling of the Islamist government of Mohamed Morsi. For months, as the Morsi government has taken steps to consolidate power, quash critics and marginalize independent civil society groups, President Obama and his top aides have been largely silent in public. No effort was made to use the leverage of U.S. aid to compel a change of policy. Instead, the government was lauded for its help in preserving peace between Israel and the Palestinians, and U.S. policy focused on helping Egypt win aid from the International Monetary Fund.

The original rationale for pouring over a billion dollars in foreign aid into Egypt was to stabilize the region, and to help secure the state of Israel. Now we are enabling a regime led by Morsi, who stated that his first priority was securing the release of Omar Abdel Rahman, the so-called “Blind Sheik,” responsible for the 1st World Trade Center bombing,  and who is described in an opinion piece in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune as follows:

“Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood is openly anti-Christian, anti-Semitic and otherwise prolifically intolerant. Just three years ago, Morsi called on Egyptians to nurse their children and grandchildren on hatred for Jews, whom he has called “the descendants of apes and pigs.”

It was two years ago, during the Libya fiasco, that we first heard Barack Obama’s approach to America’s role in the world described by one of his advisers as “leading from behind,” a bizarre phrase that sounded then, and sounds now, like an oxymoron. Or some kind of moron, the kind that spent decades marinating in the anti-American ideology embraced by his grandfather, his grandfather’s notorious communist friend Frank Marshall Davis, political mentors, his pastor, and his repellent wife.

It was also two years ago, that Charles Krauthammer, a brilliant piece nailed the “lead from behind” strategy.

But underlying that style, assures this Obama adviser, there really are ideas. Indeed, “two unspoken beliefs,” explains Lizza. “That the relative power of the U.S. is declining, as rivals like China rise, and that the U.S. is reviled in many parts of the world.” …

Who truly reviles America the hegemon? The world that Obama lived in and shaped him intellectually: the elite universities; his Hyde Park milieu (including his not-to-be-mentioned friends, William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn); the church he attended for two decades, ringing with sermons more virulently anti-American than anything heard in today’s full-throated uprising of the Arab Street.

It is the liberal elites who revile the American colossus and devoutly wish to see it cut down to size. Leading from behind — diminishing America’s global standing and assertiveness — is a reaction to their view of America, not the world’s.

Other presidents have taken anti-Americanism as a given, rather than evidence of American malignancy, believing — as do most Americans — in the rightness of our cause and the nobility of our intentions. Obama thinks anti-Americanism is a verdict on America’s fitness for leadership. I would suggest that “leading from behind” is a verdict on Obama’s fitness for leadership.

Leading from behind is not leading. It is abdicating. It is also an oxymoron. Yet a sympathetic journalist, channeling an Obama adviser, elevates it to a doctrine. The president is no doubt flattered. The rest of us are merely stunned.

The murder and mayhem in Egypt is not only being enabled by the Obama administration. It’s being enjoyed. It’s part of the “cut unfair, racist Amerika down to size” plan.


Monday Morning Questions: Why Is Obama Giving $250 Million to Morsi When He Can’t Afford to Keep Criminal Illegal Aliens Incarcerated?

From the Liberal Death Star (the New York Times):

Secretary of State John Kerry announced Sunday that the United States would provide $250 million in assistance to Egypt after Egypt’s president promised to move ahead with negotiations with the International Monetary Fund over economic reforms.…

The aid announced Sunday consists of two parts. One is a $190 million infusion for Egypt’s budget intended to address what Mr. Kerry said was the country’s “extreme needs.” That assistance has already been approved by Congress.

Mr. Kerry also pledged $60 million for the creation of a fund to support small businesses, which will provide “direct support to key engines of democratic change in Egypt, including Egypt’s entrepreneurs and its young people.”

As an incentive for Mr. Morsi to conclude an agreement with the I.M.F., Mr. Kerry said that he would work with Congress to get additional funds approved for Egypt once a deal was reached.

In May 2011, President Obama pledged $1 billion to support Egypt’s democratic revolution. The $190 million in aid announced on Sunday is the first disbursement of that pledge.

As you well know, last week Big Sis’s Department of Homeland Security, a name which sounds like an Orwellian joke at this point, released hundreds of illegal alien criminals, blaming budget cuts.

Let me get this straight. They’ve got money to send to the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohammed Morsi, whose number one the release of the Blind Shiek, inspiration for the first bombing on the World Trade Center in 1993. They can’t keep illegal alien criminals incarcerated because we can’t afford to do so. At the same time, they want to disarm law-abiding Americans.  Gee, I can’t imagine why so many Americans think our country is going in the wrong direction. 

PROGRAM NOTE: We’ll ask Sheriff Joe Arpaio about the release of these illegals when he returns as a special guest on the show this coming Sunday, March 10.

Would-Be Dictator/Egyptian President Morsi Does an Obama

We frequently comment on the breathtaking lawlessness of the Obama administration. It was only a couple of days ago that, while in Burma, the One said

 “As President, I cannot just impose my will on Congress — the Congress of the United States — even though sometimes I wish I could.The legislative branch has its own powers and its own prerogatives, and so they check my power and balance my power.”

He wishes he could impose his will on Congress? There’s the understatement of the century, although, I’m a bit surprised he would say that, since in the past, he hasn’t had to impose his will. When they won’t go along, he has simply bypassed Congress. Consider the de facto DREAM Act, enacted last summer by executive fiat. Going forward, he might not even have to deal with the minimal criticism he received for that and similar actions from bitter clingers like us, since it appears that John Boehner appears ready to lie down for him. I guess Obama’s contempt for the Constitution and his behavior in office, have caused Speaker Boehner to experience a temporary memory lapse, making him forget not only that there are actually 3 branches of government, but also the reasons that we gave the House back to the GOP in 2010. (Hint: it wasn’t to allow Barack Hussein Obama free rein to impose his radical agenda without opposition.)

Today, there are riots in Egypt because President Mohammed Morsi has decided that he doesn’t want to deal with those irritating courts and judges that might try to stop him from doing something he wants to do. From CBS News:

Opponents and supporters of Mohammed Morsi clashed across Egypt on Friday, the day after the president granted himself sweeping new powers that critics fear can allow him to be a virtual dictator. At least 15 were reported injured. …

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy activists converged on Cairo’s Tahrir Square, angered at the decisions by Morsi. The decrees include exempting himself from judicial review, as well as a panel writing the new constitution and the upper house of parliament, and the power to enact any other measure he deems necessary to deal with a “threat” to Egypt’s “revolution.”

Way to go, Morsi! Clearly, you have mastered one of the keys to success. Model your behavior on those who have already done it. If you want to be a dictator, learn from the best. Nothing succeeds like success!

Meryl Streep Has Nothing on Ambassador Susan Rice: Show Notes, 9/16/12

We opened the program with audio from Sen. Barack Obama from an NPR interview dated November, 2007, in which he assured us that his election would cause hostility toward the U.S. to evaporate. We also heard some soundbites from that unfortunate Cairo speech (June 2009). With last week’s murder of an American ambassador, the first time that’s happened since 1979, do you suppose he still believes that?

In a stunning performance, our U. N. Ambassador Dr. Susan Rice appeared on every Sunday morning talk show to repeat the ridiculous and laughable explanation for the murder of 4 Americans last week in Libya; specifically, it’s all about some obscure YouTube “movie,” which is actually an amateurish trailer for a movie that has been online since June, and that the attacks were random and spontaneous. She also told Jake Tapper that the United States is “very popular” in Libya. Gee, if they killed our ambassador and 3 other Americans when we’re “very popular,” I hate to imagine what they would do if we weren’t.

Ambassador Susan Rice: Libya Attack Not Premeditated – ABC News

What about the anti-Islamic filmmaker who donated a million dollars to Obama’s campaign?

Anti-Islam Filmmaker Donated Million Dollars To Obama Campaign

She repeated this baloney, even as the Libyan government was stating categorically that the attack was planned and pre-meditated. How can that be? On the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks? Who could believe that? Just how stupid does the Obama administration believe that you are?

What choice does the Obama administration have? If they admit the obvious, their whole “Osama bin Laden is dead” bumper-sticker foreign policy is exposed for the jejune foolishness that it clearly is. The murder of a U.S. ambassador in an orchestrated attack is al Qaeda’s greatest success in years, and it comes on the heels of our discovery that the One doesn’t have time to attend national security briefings. How about this for a new slogan? “Osama bin Laden is dead, and al Qaeda is revived!”

Is it possible that our enemies are responding to Obama’s Carteresque policy of disengagement? Could they have noticed what went on at the Democrat convention, not only the spiking the ball over the killing of bin Laden, and some very interesting changes in the democrats’ platform?

Democrats Omit Strong Language on Hamas, Palestinian Refugees from 2012 Platform, and Unlike Jerusalem Debacle Didn’t Put it Back in | TheBlaze.com

Naturally, the Lame Stream Media plays along, and recites the Regime’s official story (“it’s the video! It’s the video!”). If F. Chuck Todd, the gang at Morning Joe, and the rest of the bunch at the 24/7 nuthouse, MS-NBC, were reporting on the sinking of the Titanic, and neutral observers reported that the cause was the iceberg, and the White Star Lines was claiming that leprechauns sabotaged the ship, they would dutifully report both stories as possibly true.

A few inconvenient facts that our LSM friends are also avoiding, and that make it difficult for them to keep selling this story, such as

Guard at consulate in Libya says attack was coordinated | Nation | News from Fort Worth,…

More details emerge on U.S. ambassador’s last moments – CNN.com (stating U.S. diplomats were warned 3 days prior to the attacks)

Obama’s Skipped Intel Meetings Under Scrutiny

Peripherally interesting suggestion from the Hillbuzz guy:

State Department Sent Gay Man to be ambassador to Muslim country — Chris Stevens was gay

Of course, perhaps the reason Dr. Rice was chosen as this week’s mouthpiece is because she is U.N. Ambassador. Recall that JFK referred to his U.N. Ambassador, Adlai Stevenson, as “my official liar.”

Meanwhile, while there appears to be a lack of security for Americans in the Middle East, rest assured knowing that Chicago consigliere Valerie Jarrett is being protected, and Obama has no time to meet with Benjamin Netanyahu, but does have time to meet with Pimp with a Limp, David Letterman and Beyoncè and Jay Z. Don’t expect to see many photos of that latter event, a $40,000 a plate fundraiser. Apparently, David Plouffe must have told them that, given the continuing levels of unemployment and the exploding Middle East, “the optics” would not benefit their election prospects.

No Marines for Libyan Ambassador, Full Security Detail for Valerie Jarrett Vacation

You might not see many pics of Obama raising money with Beyonce – latimes.com

Obamabots hector me on twitter, daring me to “quote one apology” from their man-god, Obama. When I took 20 seconds and found two, they changed the subject. There they go again!

US apologizes for infecting Guatemalans with STDs in the 1940s – CNN.com

Obama apologizes to Afghanistan for Quran burning – CNN

Our special guest, Trevor Loudon, author of Barack Obama and the Enemies Within, joined us to discuss the sinister forces behind Obama and what we need to do after he is defeated in November.

Trevor Loudon’s New Zeal Blog


Hurl alert: Obamas appear on “Entertainment Tonight,” and host Nancy O’Dell suggest that reading the popular “mommy porn” book, Fifty Shades of Grey,” might help Mooch stay up past 9 pm (or was it 10 pm as Barack told Vanity Fair?)

Next week’s guest, Dr. Barbara Bellar sums up Obamacare in one sentence

Barack Obama and Other Enemies Within: Today on the Teri O’Brien Show

With a little over than 7 weeks to go until Election Day, the Obama flacks who masquerade as journalists, have called the race officially over, based on polls which may or may not have been taken in the newsrooms at CNN, MS-NBC and the New York Times. Clearly, as they try to protect the Dear Reader, they hope that the American people will achieve unprecedented levels of stupidity by failing to connect some ridiculously huge and obvious dots. They claim that the killing of 4 Americans, including the ambassador, in Libya, had nothing to do with Obama administration policies, but rather was caused by a “disgusting and reprehensible” movie. The only problem is that the “movie,” which is actually only a trailer posted on YouTube, has been up online since July. We are actually supposed to believe that? Seriously?

Can it really be a coincidence that the last time an American ambassador was murdered was in 1979? Is it also a coincidence that these Islamic fanatics chose to suddenly discover and express their rage over this video on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks? And what about the anti-Islam filmmaker who donated a million dollars to Barack Obama’s campaign?

Clearly, the second coming of Jimmy Carter is working out just as well as the first go-round, both in terms of our stagnant economy and our position in the world.

Another critically important question: do we really believe that the Obama administration is determined to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon? Isn’t it more likely that, like Madeleine Albright and other Carter re-treads, he laments the fact that the U.S. Is the world’s sole superpower? We’ll ask our special guest Trevor Loudon, co-author of Barack Obama and the Enemies Within.

Tune in today for the rest of the story.


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Special 3rd Hour Edition of the Teri O’Brien Show with National Review’s Andrew McCarthy

The man who prosecuted the Blind Sheik, author and National Review contributor Andrew McCarthy, joins us to discuss the greatest threat to our country, the openly-stated plan by jihadists to destroy America from within, with the willing assistance of the Left. That’s the subject of his new book, The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America.

When we’re $16T in debt, why are we bailing out the Muslim Brotherhood? Why is the Obama administration giving a visa to a member of the Islamic Group, which has received a formal designation as a foreign terrorist organization to which it is a federal crime to provide material support so that he can lobby for the release of the Blind Sheik? Why don’t we hear anything about this threat to our freedom in the Lame Stream Media?

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Amazon.com: The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America (9781594035807): Andrew C McCarthy: Books

On Egyptian President-Elect’s Vow to Work for Blind Sheikh’s Release – By Andrew C. McCarthy – The Corner – National Review Online

Obama Bypasses Congress, Gives $1.5 Billion to Muslim Brotherhood

U.S. Prepares Economic Aid to Bolster Democracy in Egypt – NYTimes.com

Huma Abedin’s Muslim Brotherhood Ties – Andrew C. McCarthy – National Review Online

Obama Flouts the Rule of Law – Andrew C. McCarthy – National Review Online