Does a reduction of American strength in the Middle East equal stability in the region? Undoubtedly, the answer is no. But it is the pipe dream of the American Left and their chosen son, Barack Obama.
Jimmy Carter’s second term is unraveling before us as the flames burn higher in North Africa and Western Asia. The incompetence of the Obama administration is on display before us, while the media makes hasty attempts to implement damage control. We’re told that the latest string of uprisings and violent activity was predominantly sparked by cinematic musings of amateur film makers. Libya’s president tells us that the attack on the consulate in Benghazi was very carefully planned while the administration and the press corps insist that the Libyan incident was spontaneous as was the attack on our embassy in Cairo.
We’re told that the September 11 anniversary had nothing to do with it. The Democrats spiking the football over and over at their convention with regard to the killing of Osama bin Laden; that clearly had nothing to do with it. This, despite the fact that the mobs have been chanting, “We’re all Osama, Obama!” No, you see all of this was predicated by a film denigrating the prophet Muhammad.
The motivations behind the attacks don’t change the fact that Obama is getting what he wants. He is succeeding in his continued quest to destabilize the Middle East and weaken us in the process. In his new movie, 2016, and book, Obama’s America, Dinesh D’Souza argues that the president is pursuing an anti-colonialist agenda that he inherited from his father, Barack Obama Sr. With regard to the Middle East, D’Souza believes that Obama assisted in the toppling of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt and Muammar Gaddafi in Libya as a way to eliminate U.S. allies in the region. If re-elected D’Souza believes Obama will make a strong push to weaken the House of Saud, effectively putting the last friendly regime on ice. Without a strong Saudi Arabia, Israel will be the only bulwark against the reunification of the long opined-for caliphate.
If D’Souza’s premise is off base then how do we explain Obama’s dealings with Iran and Syria. 2009’s protest movements in Tehran went unaided by Obama and the Dear Leader does nothing as thousands are being slaughtered in Syria at the hands of Bashar al-Assad. The most recent common thread among Egypt, Libya, Syria, and Iran is that they were governed by authoritarian despots. The only contrast was that two of the despots were friendly non-NATO allies to the United States: Mubarak in Egypt and Gaddafi in Libya. Obama has since taken care of that snafu.
He’s done nothing to aid the protest movements in Syria and Iran because those are governments that do not stand with America in any shape, matter or fashion. His game of world chess would not be furthered by the toppling of those regimes. He needs them strong as America is weakened. Remember, it’s payback time.