Colonel Gaddafi’s Libya and Hosni Mubarek’s Egypt in January 2011, were key allies of the United States in its War on Terror targeted on al quaeda and in containing Iran’s Shi’ite covert war against Israel, the Lebanon, the Sunni Arabs and the United States. In stark contrast, Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei and Iran’s President Ahmadinejad constituted a clear and present danger to the United States as did, in a lesser way, President Assad’s Syria.
So where does the White House now stand two months on from January 2011? President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton openly support the enemies and undermine the allies of the United States.
Both Obama and Clinton conspired with the Egyptian military leaders to remove Mubarek from office. Seemingly these same military leaders are now writing a constitution designed to enshrine the Muslim Brotherhood into office. Presumably this is in full accordance with White House preferences.
Both Obama and Clinton conspired to lead the United States into war against Colonel Gaddafi’s Libya. If this initiative succeeds, as it surely must given the disparity in the forces involved, there can be no certainty that a Shi’ite, al qaeda coalition will not gain control over Libyan oil wealth. The probability that a functioning democracy will arise fully-grown from the desert sand approaches zero. Presumably, this is Obama/Clinton doctrine, not only for these countries, but for Bahrain, Yemen, Tunisia, UAE, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Better get started quickly on building all those new nuclear plants close to U.S. earthquake zones!
Now. as unrest permeates Iran and Syria, the White House comes clean regarding the Obama Doctrine. The White House has long made it clear that it has no stomach to attempt to bring down the Iranian theocracy. Let us wait just a few weeks to view a photo-op in which Obama bows deeply in respect to President Ahmadinejad as he thanks him for his part in advancing the Obama Doctrine for the Middle East. Certainly, any policy to destabilize Iran has been taken off the Pentagon’s table since the departure of President George W. Bush.
On March 28, 2011, Obama administration officials made it crystal clear that they will not seek to mobilize the international community to act against Syria. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton mouthed off the lunacy of the Obama Doctrine in this regard, typically passing off the responsibility from the White House to a Congress that has not been formally consulted on this or any other matter concerning war and peace in the Middle East:
“Many of the members of Congress of both parties who have gone to Syria in recent months have said they believe he’s a reformer,” Secretary of State Clinton said in an interview with CBS’s ‘Face the Nation’.
The only such voice that Obama and Clinton listen to from the U.S. Congress is Senator John Kerry, who has become little more than a sycophantic mouthpiece for Obama since January 2009, and who has been jetting in and out of Damascus on fully-funded junkets with President Assad over the past several months:
President Assad has been very generous with me in terms of the discussions we have had,” Mr. Kerry said during a recent speech at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. “I think it’s incumbent on us to try to move that relationship forward in the same way.”
In the meantime, Obama has returned a U.S. Ambassador to Damascus and eased U.S. sanctions on Syria. If President Obama truly believes that the United States can sign an effective peace treaty with Syria while Israel remains on the map of the Middle East, then his name is Neville Chamberlain. And John Kerry is the White House Fool. There is some evidence that parts of the Obama administration now recognize the latter reality. Last month, someone in the State Department (and Sarkozy’s French Government) intervened to block a meeting between Kerry and Assad in Damascus, fearing that the trip would signal Western weakness just weeks after the collapse of Lebanon’s government.
Is there a budding Winston Churchill hiding out in the Pentagon? One must surely hope so as the Obama Doctrine morphs into the Munich Agreement and as Shi’ite Islamic Fundamentalists extend the Sign of the Swastika across Arabia and North Africa.
Hat Tip: Jay Solomon, ‘U.S. Won’t Back New Intervention’, The Wall Street Journal, March 28, 2011