When I need to focus in this “world gone mad” I return again and again to the guidance of Sun Tzu (The Art of War).
“It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle.
No wonder he is read and taught since 500 BC.
Yes we now face myriad wars and disasters viewed from the deck of a rudderless vessel, but let us study those who seek to take the helm at this critical moment in history.
Just what is the Obama doctrine when it comes to geopolitics, American military power, nationalism and foreign enemies?
Caution.. do not spend any of your precious free time after working most of the year for socialist entitlement state and to pay for politicians’ millionaire lifestyles, listening to anything Obama says.
Just watch the decisions made (or not made) by his vast circle of advisors, bag men and puppet masters.
Today it serves us to know our enemy now directing the (WEOC) War for European Oil Consumption.
Obama’s Valkyrie Troika, composed of foreign policy advisor and UN Ambassador Susan Rice, Sec. State Hillary Clinton, and Samantha Power, is a disaster for America.
Power, right, center, shown with typical useful idiots.
Samantha Power is Special Assistant to Obama and runs the Office of Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights as Senior Director of Multilateral Affairs on the Staff of the National Security Council. A woman so empowered, she needs three titles.
What’s a do-gooder doing on the National Security Council….? Read on:
Ordinarily an advisor to the president serves to make POTUS’ visions come true through legislative, political, and media-management means… “messaging”, or propaganda if you will.
But in the Obama White House, Barry is simply a Rorschach test of others’ agendas. Soros works his one-world angle, Trumka and SEIU work the union agenda, Van (Green in the new Red) Jones and others work the environmental Trojan Horse which masks its communist goal of wealth redistribution.
Smantha Power’s personal agenda which seeks to drive down America’s throats is “armed U.S. intervention into humanitarian crisis situations.” She is the person sending our air crews to die for the uninterrupted oil supply of France, England, Spain, Portugal and Germany.
Let’s call a spade a spade… one word: Darfur.
In 2005–06 working for then Sen. Obama as a foreign policy advisor, Power was credited with directing the future president’s interest in the Darfur conflict.
At its simplest, Power’s agenda is a one-dimensional view of our military; It is permissible and morally demanded of American to go around the world saving the unfortunate dwellers of third-world swamps from “genocide”. But just remember that “genocide” in Power’s vocabulary is situational… like Obama’s ethics.
To the far left, expending American lives and treasure in such kumbaya crusades is honorable and just; but defending our national interests, or coming to the aid of an ally or to project American power to keep the lid on global war is despicable.
This precise segment of the Obama (sic) strategy revealed itself in the first stages of the Libyan debacle….
Authorizing the use of U.S. air power in Libya, Obama said, “this doesn’t mean that we can solve every problem in the world. We will continue to support the efforts to protect the Libyan people, but we will not be leading them.”
This unprecedented presidential stance shook the entire defense chain of command that the general staff as well; SecDef. Gates found it hard to explain coherently.
At the Pentagon, Vice Admiral Bill Gortney said, “We are taking the reins.”* Almost simultaneously, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Paris emphasized that: “We did not lead this.”
In this way Obama has cover… the 2012 mantra, regardless of whether Gadhafi leads or runs, lives or dies, Obama can play any hand he wants.
He just helped out in a “humanitarian kinetic military operation”, not a “war”, and spent untold billions to save the poor freedom lovers.
To his detractors he can certainly say, “we just followed NATO’s and the UN’s lead–how would I know the freedom-loving youths would turn out to be radical Muslims? If that’s who they vote in… that’s democracy. (See Iran 1979, see Vietnam 1975, see Egypt, 2011)
To the left he can say “my heart was in the right place; you know I hate the word ‘victory’ when it comes to American military operations,” but we must do our part even thought it is of not national interest to us.”
And the left will lap it up like honey. They don’t mind an itchy trigger finger as long as it isn’t in our best interest.
In a speech yesterday Power set the stage for Obama’s Libyan empty televised pronouncements with :
“He has used his pulpit and a number of speeches … to rehabilitate some of the principles and cleaning up some of the associations,” she said, referring to international values of democracy and human rights.
“The words ‘democracy’ and ‘human rights’ have come to acquire meaning and content that Barack Obama and his administration provided,” she said.
“He also renounced the imposition of democracy by military force,” she said.
Hummm… with air strikes and drones, B-2s and assets in country to call in air strike targets.
Might use military boots on the ground?
Has military boots on the ground.
Power behind the throne:
Power, a naturalized Irish-American, served as a senior foreign policy adviser to Obama’s 2008 campaign; she was forced to resign for referring to Hillary Clinton as “a monster”. That must make for interesting Troika meetings.
And in Obama World, this should not come as a surprise…. ______________________________
“I say, Lovie, how about a set of squash at the club? Later we can initiate a Rolling Thunder strike.”
In January 2008, Power began dating the prominent law professor Cass Sunstein, (Obama’s Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, and the most dangerous leftie in the administration).
Of Power, the Boston Globe gushed:
“Power’s work shows that it’s been all too easy for American leaders to find reasons not to save people in danger. After surveying decades of US inaction in the face of multiple humanitarian crises, she asked, ‘how can something so clear in retrospect become so muddled at the time by rationalizations, institutional constraints, and a lack of imagination? How can it be that those who fight on behalf of those principles are the ones deemed unreasonable?’’’
These are the kind of people who hate America at war… but only when the CnC is a Republican.
Ironically….It never was or is a question of peace or war or national defense with these domestic enemies, it’s simply a massive power grab by the left, as a cabal of anti-American 60s hippies, doctrinaire communists and statists now have the power to send you son or daughter to their deaths…. to benefit the radical left.
And even worse such left-wing crusades always fail; if all nations cannot stop genocide, how can any president justify send our troops to die in the impossible attempt to chance human behavior… on every continent on the planet?
I believe the following is directly applicable when someone starts crying “we have to do something!!”
Responding to suggestion that the Beatles should reunite to perform benefit concerts for the world’s hungry, even arch-lefty, John Lennon said:
Where do people get off saying the Beatles should give $200,000,000 to South America? You know, America has poured billions into places like that. It doesn’t mean a damn thing.
After they’ve eaten that meal, then what? It lasts for only a day. After the $200,000,000 is gone, then what? It goes round and round in circles.
You can pour money in forever. After Peru, then Harlem, then Britain. There is no one concert. We would have to dedicate the rest of our lives to one world concert tour, and I’m not ready for it. Not in this lifetime, anyway.
“All ya need is love”?
Ironically, no… laughable on its face—for those based in reality.