Wednesday, May 18, 2011

With Osama Bin Laden Dead What Can Obama Do For An Encore?

I'm waiting for someone to suggest that the "hit" on Osama bin Laden was nothing more that political theater.

I may be waiting a good while, as the mainstream media is still reveling in the NAVY Seal Team "6" name that Disney has apparently trademarked.

The euphoria that the media stirred up over the death of Osama bin Laden is epic, but if you notice no one else is all that excited, except maybe the Chinese who have already dissected the tail section of our country's 60 million dollar "stealth" helicopter.

But look closely at what is happening, in the Mid-East, there are no pro Al Quadea demonstrations, there are pro-democracy demonstrations, something the Obama administration is missing. They have totally over looked what is happening in Egypt, Syria, Yemen, Bahrain and Libya. We are suddenly the idle minded parent watching two neighbor kids beat each other to death, too lazy to get off the porch or call the police.

Obama may have gotten Osama but he is missing out on an Arab grass roots pro democracy movement. While we are spending billions on countries with leaders who don't want democracy we are fumbling the ball in Egypt and elsewhere.

Please Mr. President we don't expect you to spike the football but for God's sake PICK IT UP!

As far back as 2009 Egypt's citizens have made clear their voice, yet Obama seemed to be totally caught off guard when sudden applause broke out during his 2009 speech simply at the mention of democracy.

Mr. President they were applauding because they believed you were bringing a message of freedom. Yet you looked totally surprised when the applause begins.

The Arab Spring is President Obama's chance to led these nations to freedom, but the chance for a Reagan "tear down this wall" moment is slipping away.

It would be a shame that Obama's finest moment is the execution of an unarmed, former jihadist now crippled by kidney failure, a hermit pervert addicted to porn, that took two bullets to the chest and head without a fight.

Updated Cedar Says: Thanks for the Duke Nod, MA/USC though Duke has a good program.


Anonymous said...

It's amazing how uninformed you are about the "middle east". Do yourself a favor and educate yourself on the history before you continue to embarrass yourself with your complete lack of knowledge of the history and political/ tribal dynamics in the Middle East.
And your obvious prejudice against Obama clouds your every " assessment" of his administration....if only you had looked at Bush's administration and held him to the impossible standards you seem to hold Obama to.

Anonymous said...

11:10 looks like Cedar is on point.

The Arab Spring is moving swiftly without Obama, this indeed could have been Obama's Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall moment.

But Obama has missed the train, Arabs don't see Obama as a beacon of democracy rather a stumbling block to freedom.

If you are suggesting that there is already domocracy in the greater middle east I would suggest your are the one who need to be educated.

Anyway I think Cedar has a degree in international studies from Duke. Doesn't mean he's right but I personally have discussed at great lenght his views on the Palestinian/Israeli conflict and he has a very fluid understanding of Hamas and Fatah and how they play into the security of the Israeli State.

So don't let your blindness to Obama fail to understand that POTUS needs to be a little more active while the time is right.

Anonymous said...

Anon 11:45
Please, there is NO "Arab Spring"... and if you knew anything about the middle east you would knw that is just a sound bite.
and I am suggesting just the opposite... there is no " democracy" in the middle east and won't be in our lifetime, if ever.
"Fluid" understanding.....ever-changing?
USC? That explains SO much!!
Maybe some remedial "international studies" might be in order!
When was the last time you were in the middle east/ Africa? And exactly how much time have you spent there?
Puleeze.....Monday morning quarterbacks are all the same.....
You, and Cedar, do not have a clue.

Anonymous said...

I don't see anything but killings as the American Puppets try to hold on to power. Going to be a blood bath.

Michael said...

Meanwhile, in the US....


Anonymous said...

"With Osama Bin Laden Dead What Can Obama Do For An Encore?"


Anonymous said...

Cedar is dead on and Obama, may have been reading this blog, because this is just about everything POTUS talked about yesterday.

Anonymous said...

What's wrong with the president of the united states being the president of the united states instead of the king of the world? I don't give a damn about Libya, Egypt, Palestine, Israel, Yemen, etc. etc. etc. other than the fact that we give all of them billions a year while we sink further into debt.

Meanwhile the media are in bed (literally) with the warmongers - Andrea Mitchell & Alan Greenspan, Christiane Amanpour and Clinton/Obama State Department official James Rubin, it just goes on and on.