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Obama rejected Jordanian King Abdullah’s pleas for Predator drones


 

 

– The Washington Times – Thursday, February 5, 2015

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President Barack Obama, right, meets with  King Abdullah II of Jordan in the Oval Office of the White House, on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, in Washington. The meeting comes after Jordanian Air Force pilot First Lt. Moaz al-Kasasbeh was executed by the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama, right, meets with King Abdullah II of Jordan in the Oval Office of the White House, on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, in Washington. The meeting comes after Jordanian Air Force pilot First Lt. Moaz al-Kasasbeh was executed … more > Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/feb/5/obama-denied-request-jordan-predator-drones-islami/#ixzz3R0VGh86E Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter

The Obama administration this year turned down a request from Jordan for Predator spy drones that would help it locate targets in the war against the Islamic State. The refusal, disclosed by a House Armed Services Committee member, has gained attention since Jordan has emerged as a critical player in a U.S.-led coalition to destroy the Islamist terrorist group in the days after it released a video of its execution by fire of a captured Jordanian military pilot.Picture1

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Jordan retaliated Thursday with F-16 airstrikes on the Syrian town of Raqqa and is vowing a relentless war against the Islamic State, also known as ISIL and ISIS. Members of Congress are calling on the White House to approve a list of weapons for King Abdullah II, a strong U.S. ally.

Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican, sent a letter Thursday asking President Obama to approve the transfer of the Predator’s unarmed export version for surveillance missions. “The decision to deny the license request should be reversed immediately,” Mr. Hunter wrote. “Doing so will provide Jordan critical mission capability in the fight against the Islamic State and ensure Jordan is given every advantage. Jordan has made requests for specific resources, including ammunition,” Mr. Hunter said. “Given our mutual interests, and our strong relationship, it’s absolutely critical that we provide Jordan the support needed to defeat the Islamic State.”

Jordan borders Iraq and Syria, where the Islamic State controls wide stretches of territory, including key Iraqi cities in the north and west. “Jordan is uniquely positioned to support and perhaps lead the fight against the Islamic State, and it’s now our obligation to offer Jordan our full support in this effort,” Mr. Hunter said. American Predators are playing a large role in a U.S.-dominated air campaign, firing Hellfire missiles as well as conducting sustained surveillance over Islamic State strongholds.

Jordan is not the only world hot spot where the Obama administration has turned down allies’ requests for weapons. For months, Ukraine has been seeking military assistance from the U.S. and/or NATO in its battles against pro-Russia separatists getting lethal weaponry and even some troops from Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Ukraine’s military is equipped mostly with Russian weapons inherited from the breakup of the Soviet Union, with some purchases from Moscow in friendlier recent times. But the U.S. has refused to provide lethal aid to Ukraine, sending only humanitarian assistance amounting to tens of millions of dollars and, for the Ukrainian military, a similar amount of training and nonlethal equipment such as trucks.Picture2

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko told U.S. lawmakers in September that his country was in desperate need. “Please understand me: Blankets and night vision goggles are also important, but one cannot win the war with blankets,” he told a joint meeting of Congress. Secretary of State John F. Kerry was in Ukraine Thursday, where he was set to announce a $16 million package in civilian refugee aid that will include blankets and counseling for traumatized civilians.

A congressional aide said Jordan does not quality for armed Predators but could be given the limited platform. The source said the administration’s denial has to do with making sure Israel maintains military superiority in the region. Jordan was the second Arab state to sign a peace treaty with Israel, in 1994, a pact that is not considered precarious barring drastic regime change in Jordan. The U.S. has provided Jordan with F-16 Falcon fighter jets and other advanced weapons.

Mr. Hunter’s district is in the San Diego area, home to Predator maker General Atomics.

Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican and Senate Armed Services Committee chairman, told CNN on Wednesday that King Abdullah, who met with senators while in Washington, is frustrated by a “huge bureaucratic bottleneck in the State Department.”  “He needs some types of weapons very badly,” Mr. McCain said. “We’ll be working immediately to try and achieve that for him.”  The issue of Jordanian frustration with the speed of U.S. weapons deliveries came up during Wednesday’s confirmation hearings for Defense Secretary-designate Ashton Carter. All 26 members of Mr. McCain’s committee sent a letter on Wednesday to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and to Mr. Kerry asking them to speed up arms shipments to Jordan.

“Jordan is seeking to obtain aircraft parts, additional night vision equipment and precision munitions that the King feels he needs to secure his border and robustly execute combat air missions into Syria,” the senators wrote. “We understand the need to ensure the integrity of third party transfers, the protection of critical U.S. technologies, and our commitment to the maintenance of a Qualitative Military Edge (QME) for Israel. However,” the senate panel continued, “Jordan’s situation and the cohesiveness of the coalition demands we move with speed to ensure they receive the military materiel they require for ongoing operations against ISIL.”

Jordan’s King Abdullah II has vowed to launch war on the Islamic State, saying Wednesday that “the blood of martyr [Lt.] Muath al-Kaseasbeh will not be in vain, and the response of Jordan and its army after what happened to our dear son will be severe.”  On Thursday, dozens of Jordanian F-16s carried out strikes on targets around Raqqa, the Islamic State’s self-styled capital, and even spread its attacks into Islamic State-held targets in Iraq. Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh told Fox News that Jordan was still mostly hitting Islamic State targets in Syria as part of a U.S.-led military coalition, but was now spreading its involvement.

“We said we are going to take this all the way, we are going to go after [the Islamic State] wherever they are, and we’re doing that,” he said. “They’re in Iraq and they are in Syria, and therefore you have to target them wherever they are.”Picture3

According to The Associated Press in Amman, Jordanian state TV showed fighter jets taking off from an air base and large balls of fire and smoke after bombs had fallen. Jordanian troops scribbled chalk messages on the missiles, with one reading “for you, the enemies of Islam.” Abdullah paid a condolence visit to the family of Lt. al-Kaseasbeh on Thursday and was sitting next to the pilot’s father, Safi al-Kaseasbeh, as fighter jets roared overhead. The king pointed upward.Islam is NOT

The official Facebook page of The Royal Hashemite Court made it personal as well this week. In an image that has since gone viral, the Court posted a picture of Abdullah in military fatigues, and noted that he’d cut short his U.S. visit in response to the pilot’s death. According to Mr. Hunter, Abdullah quoted a line from Clint Eastwood’s revenge Western “Unforgiven” at a meeting with U.S. Congress members Tuesday after the news of the burning death had broken.

While the Jordanian government has denied Abdullah would take part in actual attacks, he has been called the “warrior king” due to his decades of military service. Like his father and predecessor, King Hussein, Abdullah enrolled in the U.K.’s Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst. The current king has been a pilot for Cobra attack helicopters.

For its part, the Islamic State has signaled that its fire execution will not be its last, according to translations of its official Twitter account by the Middle East Media Research Institute. After Jordanian Air Force Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh was set on fire while caged, the Islamic State’s “Fatwa and Research Authority” called such burnings “completely permissible” under Muslim law in a series of theological discussions and accounts of Muslim history and scholarship, including the actions of Muhammad. According to MEMRI, the Islamic State deemed Lt. al-Kaseasbeh a non-Muslim or apostate, and noted that Muslim schools of jurisprudence have interpreted loosely the apparent Koranic prohibition on “burning an infidel with fire until he dies.” “The Hanafi and Shafi’i schools hold that burning is completely permissible. They interpreted the saying of the Prophet that ‘Only Allah shall torture with fire’ as [a call for] humility. [The scholar] Al-Muhallab said: ‘This ban is not [an actual] prohibition, but rather a means for [advocating] humility.’ [Shafi’i scholar] Ibn Hajar, may Allah have mercy on him, said: ‘[This saying] indicates that it is permissible to burn, as the Companions did. The Prophet blinded two men from ‘Arina [whom he judged to be apostates and criminals] with a branding iron. Khalid bin Al-Walid, [one of the Prophet’s Companions], also burned apostates with fire.'”Wake up America

Douglas Ernst contributed to this article, which is based in part on wire service reports from the Middle East.  © Copyright 2015 The Washington Times, LLC.

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Ukraine Says Russian Tanks Have Crossed the Border


by Kurt Nimmo | Infowars.com | November 7, 2014

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The government in Kiev has once again accused Russia of sending tanks into eastern Ukraine. Claim made after vote was held in Donetsk People’s Republic on Sunday

Although unconfirmed, the Ukrainian military says 32 tanks and 30 trucks crossed over into the Luhansk region where rebels opposed to the government in Kiev are making a stand.

Citizen journalists, however, claim to have video showing the deployment:

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“The deployment continues of military equipment and Russian mercenaries to the front lines,” military spokesman Andriy Lysenko told the BBC.

In August, the Ukrainian government claimed Russia had invaded the country. NATO used the unverified invasion as a pretext when it announced troop deployments in Eastern Europe.

NATO released satellite imagery of what it said were tank and truck columns crossing over into Ukraine. Critics argued it was not clear if the images were of military vehicles inside Russia or Ukraine.

Donetsk Separatist Vote

On Sunday a vote was held in the Donetsk People’s Republic and  separatist leader Alexander Zakharchenko was sworn into office.

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Russia said it “respects” the vote after previously stating it supported it.

“We support the continuation of the Minsk process and advocate holding another meeting of the Contact Group,” said Russian foreign policy adviser Yuri Ushakov.putin 01

The Minsk process is a reference to a ceasefire agreement reached in the capital of Belorussia on September 5.

Earlier this year separatist leaders declared victory after a large number of residents in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions voted in a Crimea-style referendum calling for the establishment of People’s Republics.

On May 24, the two separatist republics signed an agreement creating a confederation called the Federal State of Novorossiya, or New Russia.

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Obama to Arm Ukrainian Neo-Nazi Militants?


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New Senate bill would authorize $350 million weapons transfer to Kiev forces

Obama to Arm Ukrainian Neo-Nazi Militants?

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by Paul Joseph Watson | September 18, 2014

Paul Joseph Watson is the editor at large of Infowars.com and Prison Planet.com.


Imperial President ObamaA new bill introduced in the U.S. Senate yesterday would authorize the Obama administration to send $350 million dollars worth of sophisticated weapons technology to Ukraine despite the fact that neo-nazi militants are openly fighting alongside Kiev forces.

The bipartisan Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014, introduced by Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Bob Corker (R-TN), is set to be discussed by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee later today.

Despite attempts to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine after a shaky cease fire was called, the legislation would intensify sanctions against Russia, forcing Moscow to “pay an increasingly heavy price” for its “aggression” in the region. The bill would also authorize President Obama to provide military assistance to Ukraine to the tune of $350 million dollars.

From the bill;

Providing defense articles, defense services, and training to the Government of Ukraine for the purpose of countering offensive weapons and reestablishing the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, including anti-tank and anti-armor weapons; crew weapons and ammunition; counter-artillery radars to identify and target artillery batteries; fire control, range finder, and optical and guidance and control equipment; tactical troop-operated surveillance drones, and secure command and communications equipment. It authorizes $350 million in fiscal year 2015 to carry out these activities.lunicy

The notion that such weapons are not “offensive” and can only be used for defensive purposes is clearly a misnomer. Anti-tank weapons include rocket-propelled grenade launchers and bazookas which can be used to target aircraft as well as fortifications and buildings.

obama- Marxist tyrantWith the administration already facing criticism for its decision to arm so-called “moderate” Syrian rebels despite clear evidence that FSA militants have sold weapons to ISIS, the likelihood of powerful weaponry ending up in the hands of neo-nazi militants who are openly aligned with and have fought alongside Kiev forces is extremely troubling.

As the Telegraph reported last month, Kiev is now deliberately working with armed neo-nazi paramilitaries on the front lines of the battle with pro-Russian rebels, men who proudly display SS tattoos on their necks in honor of the feared Waffen SS – the armed wing of Hitler’s Nazi party.

When the Ukrainian government was asked about their policy of supporting and using neo-nazis in battle, Kiev’s Anton Gerashchenko was unrepentant, commenting, “The most important thing is their spirit and their desire to make Ukraine free and independent.”

The Senate bill risks seeing weapons transferred into the hands of what Foreign Policy magazine calls the “fascist defenders of freedom”, including the Azov Battalion, anopenly neo-Nazi unit has suddenly found itself defending the city against what Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called a Russian invasion.”

Earlier this month, German television broadcast video which showed Azov militants proudly wearing Nazi SS symbols on their helmets.

The Azov Battalion has also recently been converted into a regiment, making it a de facto part of the Ukrainian Army. The paramilitary group forms “the backbone of the forces fighting against the local self-defense militia advocating independence from Ukraine.”

“Azov fighters do more than wave a Swastika-like flag,” writes Robert Parry, “they favor the Wolfsangel flag of Hitler’s SS divisions, much as some of Ukraine’s neo-Nazis still honor Hitler’s Ukrainian SS auxiliary, the Galician SS. A Ukrainian hero hailed during the Maidan protests was Nazi collaborator Stepan Bandera whose paramilitary forces helped exterminate Jews and Poles.”

The prospect of using American tax dollars to arm fascists is unlikely to sit well with millions of Americans whose family members fought to defeat Hitler and Japanese imperialism during World War II.Eagle Really

Following last year’s coup d’état, Kiev also handed key positions within the newly formed government to members of the neo-nazi Svoboda Party, despite the fact that one if its top members, Yuriy Mykhalchyshyn, founded a think tank named the Joseph Goebbels Political Research Centre as an homage to the Nazi propaganda minister.Eagle Really

Despite their clear neo-nazi connections, Senator John McCain and others have repeatedly called on the Obama administration to arm pro-Kiev militants.

Plans to further bolster Kiev forces also arrive in the aftermath of numerous incidents involving Ukrainian air strikes on villages which have killed scores of civilians, primarily in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions.

The one hour video below exhaustively documents how neo-nazi militants were involved in both the overthrow of the elected Ukrainian government as well as fighting on the front lines alongside post-coup Kiev forces.

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Obama After MONTHS of ISIS Attacks: ‘We Don’t Have a Strategy Yet’


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The Commander-in-Chief of the United States must be decisive. He should not be a hot-head, but should also not be paralyzed with indecision. 
 
There was a time, not too long ago, that even Democrats understood that a swift response was necessary to external threats. Franklin Roosevelt, a man who helped set this country on a disastrous economic path, even understood this principle and asked for a declaration of war after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
 
Yet, for some reason, months and years go by without President Obama acting decisively as he hopes that problems abroad will, somehow, solve themselves.
 
To be fair, he’s had a lot on his plate; when not agitating racial tensions and crusading for lawlessness as official policy, Obama is quite busy with vacations, golf and other leisurely activities.
 
On Thursday, President Obama addressed matters of international concern as he noted that Russia is responsible for the increased violence in Eastern Ukraine. He also addressed the worsening situation in the Middle East with regards to ISIS.
 
That's Nothing Watch ThisOn the issue of Russia, Obama declared,
 
“Finally, I just spoke with Chancellor Merkel of Germany on the situation in Ukraine. We agree, if there was ever any doubt, that Russia is responsible for the violence in eastern Ukraine. The violence is encouraged by Russia. The separatists are trained by Russia. They are armed by Russia. They are funded by Russia. Russia has deliberately and repeatedly violated the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.”
 
However, rather than offer any solutions, Obama merely patted himself on the back and hailed his oh-so-stern economic sanctions as having a devastating effect on the massive Russian economy.
 
When he took questions, reporters wanted to know more about how his administration intended to deal with ISIS. After dancing around and explaining what should happen in the Middle East, that Iraq should be instrumental in diminishing the presence of ISIS, Obama offered no solutions and flat-out admitted that his administration has “no strategy” in dealing with ISIS.
 
HashtagDiscussing military intervention, Obama candidly admitted, “I don’t want to put the cart before the horse. We don’t have a strategy yet.”
 
It’s important to note that this administration has been aware of the dangers posed by ISIS for months. In June of 2014, ISIS seized the Iraqi city of Mosul, wreaking havoc upon Christian and other minority populations.
 
For months, this administration has hemmed and hawed and hoped that ISIS will simply pack up and go away. Instead, they have gained massive ground and strong footholds in Iraq and have all but undone the stability American military members fought and died to help create.
 
Still, we are told by our president that after months of threats and increasing militancy, this administration does not have a strategy yet?
 
This president makes Jimmy Carter look strong and decisive by comparison…
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Putin’s plan to defy world


Russian President Vladimir PutinWASHINGTON – Russian President Vladimir Putin intends to disdain international pressure and continue extending Russian influence into eastern Ukraine, while creating a buffer zone against the Western-influenced portion controlled by Kiev, according to a report from Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.

Regional analysts say Putin’s tough stance is due to his increasing concern over Western encroachment into Russia’s sphere of influence and that he seeks to maintain another buffer zone, one between the Russian heartland and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

For those reasons, analysts expect Putin to continue to resist calls by the United States and some European countries to increase sanctions on Russia for its Putin over Obamasupport of the rising insurrection in eastern Ukraine.

The U.S. recently decided to send military advisers to the Ukrainian government. Their duties are said to include assisting Ukrainian military forces with strategy and well as intelligence sharing, which appears to have been effective in directing land forces as well as the Ukrainian air force.

However, the Ukrainian rebels are maintaining strongholds in two principal cities, Donetsk and Luhansk, which are near the border with Russia. And Russia is expected to continue providing military supplies to the rebels.

Demand for increased sanctions intensified after the recent shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 passengers on board the Boeing 777.

All sides acknowledge it was downed by a surface-to-air missile, probably the Russian Buk, or SA 11 Gadfly.

Both the Ukrainian government and the rebels had the missile, although the one in hands of the rebels was reportedly rolled back to Russia secretly, after indications that two of its missiles on a launcher of four were missing.

Amid U.S. demands for harsher sanctions, Putin knows the Europeans are hesitant to appear to be too strident against his country because of their dependency on Russian energy.

Additionally, Europeans, especially the Germans, are under increasing pressure from their industries to ignore Washington.

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The Germans also remain agitated with Washington over revelations that the National Security Agency spied on German citizens, including the mobile phone of Chancellor Angela Merkel. Sources say the episode will mean continued cold relations between Germany and the U.S. for some time.

And there are reports Washington is getting fed up with Europe because of a lack of strong sanctions designed to inflict economic pain on the Russian economy.

The U.S. wants an end to European Union weapons deliveries to Russia, such as the $1.6 billion Mistral-class amphibious assault ship deal with France. The French intend to continue with the sale, according to sources.

With the Europeans saying they can’t afford to isolate Russia for economic and energy policy reasons, public comments from U.S. officials have become more strident in recent days.

Putin, however, realizes U.S. and European options are limited.

He also sees divisions even within the Kiev government on how to proceed. The Ukrainian parliament remains split among its nine different factions as the country faces rising economic problems and increasing pressure from Russia on the price for natural gas. The Russians have threatened to cut off Ukraine’s flow of natural gas if it doesn’t pay at least a portion of its multi-billion dollar debt for Russian energy.

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Obama’s Doctrine of Destruction of America as we know it & the March to a New World Order


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Trigger the VoteWe could not have a better person in office than President Obama, if you want someone to do everything

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he can to destroy the country that is. This President has gone out of his way to make sure not only just a few of his Socialist policies ruin us, but that his whole time in office is dedicated to the destruction of the United States as we know it.

From supplying terrorist organizations such as Al Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood, and countless other Islamic Jihadists in N. Africa, the Mid-East, Indonesia, and Europe with billions of dollars in weapons, billions in financial aid, and actual military help, to purposely busing and flying in hundreds of thousand illegal aliens per day via Homeland Security.

Cloward Pevin with explanationThis President expects his agenda of anti-Americanism to continue with breaking our economy and with the EPA’s anti CO2 regulations, which are based on guess work from UN climate organizations and not concrete scientific evidence.

We also have the countless scandals which amount to crimes perpetrated by this President. From Benghazi to the IRS situation, where Conservatives are targeted by the IRS for their voices of opposition to the Administration, we now have a Socialist Dictator in office who has declared war on any American who stands with the Constitution as the rule of law.

We now have the dirtiest most corrupt President ever to hold office, making Richard M. Nixon look like the most honest President we ever had, when comparing the two. At least Nixon loved America; Obama hates the very core of American values of which make us great.

A President, who loves his country, would not aid enemies who have only our destruction in mind. Yet, Obama has made his whole foreign policy about helping terrorist organizations gain control of countries.

Last year, in Obama’s quest to aid Al Qaeda and other terrorist factions fighting in Syria by wanting to bomb the Assad regime, we now see these same Islamic factions taking over Iraq via all the aid in arms, money, and military training we did supply them. It stands to reason that Obama does not want to help the Iraq government since his vision was to see Islamists take power across the Mid-East in the first place.

ConfusedObama and John Kerry have done everything possible to damage beyond recognition the friendship the US has had with key allies such as Israel and Russia. Today, we stand in opposition to Israel because of Obama’s agenda to transform the Mid-East into a region completely run by terrorist organizations, labeling Israel as an oppressive state and doing everything possible short of cutting ties with them altogether.

We now live in a Cold War atmosphere with Russia over events in Ukraine, which were stoked by our own CIA in the first place.

The Benghazi cover up is clear to anyone who has been following US foreign policy. This Administration has to keep these events swept under the rug since it was the very terrorist organizations the Obama Administration is supporting who are responsible for killing Americans on that day.

Because of the massive opposition to the Obama Administration’s desire to grant Amnesty to millions of Illegal Aliens, the President has given orders for all Border Patrol agents to stand down and has Homeland Security busing and flying hundreds of thousands of Illegals into the US daily from Central America with the help of the drug cartels.

The recent Federal land grab in New Mexico is also part of the Obama strategy in creating a flood of illegal immigrants.

So, now, instead of having hundreds cross our southern border each day, we now have thousands getting a free ride here daily.

Obama's IRS GestapoAside from all of this, we are supposed to believe the IRS lost some two years of Lois Learner’s E-Mails. In light of the massive domestic spying by the NSA, CIA, and other clandestine organizations on American citizens, we know this isn’t a problem since these organizations do have these E-Mails.

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5 Times Obama Abandoned US Allies


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In October 2011, President Obama stated that the last American troops would leave Iraq by the end of the year. “Today,” he chortled, “I can report that, as promised, the rest of our troops in Iraq will come home by the end of the year.” He celebrated “another season of homecomings,” stating, “Our troops will definitely be home for the holidays.”

Just a few months later, Obama would campaign on the slogan that al Qaeda was on the run. On November 1, 2012, just days before his re-election, Obama stated, “Thanks to sacrifice and service of our brave men and women in uniform, the war in Iraq is over, the war in Afghanistan is winding down, al Qaeda has been decimated, Osama bin Laden is dead.”

The war in Iraq may be over. But thanks to President Obama, it was lost. And our erstwhile allies are paying the price as al Qaeda regains Dear Mr Presidenta strong foothold in the country, taking over the major cities of Mosul and Tikrit and promptly engaging in mass beheadings. Approximately half a million Iraqis have now fled Mosul, attempting to run to Kurdistan. In total, al Qaeda-connected terror groups now control 10 to 15 percent of the country. Terror is worse in the country than it has been since 2007, before President Bush’s troop surge.

President Obama and his allies desperately wanted another Vietnam in Iraq and Afghanistan. Many on the left still see America’s purposeful self-defeat in Vietnam as a sort of moral moment, despite the utter carnage that followed in Cambodia. Taking the “imperialistic” United States down a peg is the highest priority. Betraying our allies is merely an afterthought.

Afghanistan.

President Obama’s solution to the Iraq problem: let’s do the same in Afghanistan. He has now laid out yet another timetable, with a full withdrawal of US troops in the works. He has no plan for transitioning security to the Afghans, who are incapable of handling their own security at this point. And to make matters worse, Obama has decided to begin freeing as many terrorists from Guantanamo Bay as possible, including Taliban leaders responsible for coordinating with al Qaeda before 9/11.

Israel.

President Obama hates the state of Israel, so it is no surprise to see him undercutting it yet again – this time, by totally legitimizing the terrorist group Hamas. American taxpayers will now be sending their paychecks to the Palestinian unity government, run by the Palestinian Authority, Hamas, and Islamic Jihad. “Based on what we know now,” said State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki, “we intend to work with this government.” This means taxpayer dollars paying terrorists.

Iran.

By signing onto a faux nuclear deal with the Iranian regime, President Obama has dramatically undercut – for a second time – any Iranian opposition to the Islamist dictatorship. In 2009, President Obama did nothing while the government of Iran gunned down protesters in the streets. Today, Obama works with that same government, proclaiming that he has achieved peace in our time, loosening sanctions while doing nothing to stop Iran’s nuclear development.

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Ukraine.

The Ukrainian coup against Russian-friendly President Viktor Yanukovych was initially celebrated by the White House. But when Russian strongman Vladimir Putin sent troops into Crimea, rigged an election, and began threatening Eastern Ukraine, the United States went largely silent, except for levying ineffective sanctions on specific individuals. Unsurprisingly, the Ukrainian public reacted by replacing Yanukovych with Russian-friendly Petro Poroshenko, who is seeking closer relations with Moscow. Poroshenko has openly stated that he is doing so because no one is willing to guarantee Ukraine’s security against Russia.

President Obama’s consistent agenda has been to weaken the United States and our allies in pursuit of a more “balanced” global power structure. The result: our allies creep toward the door, looking for new friends to protect themselves. Or they become victims of their enemies. Or both. And America grows ever weaker.

Ben Shapiro is Senior Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the new book, The People vs. Barack Obama: The Criminal Case Against The Obama Administration (Threshold Editions, June 10, 2014). He is also Editor-in-Chief of TruthRevolt.org. Follow Ben Shapiro on Twitter @benshapiro.

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