Conservative Refocus News juxtaposes two stories that sum up Obama’s Middle Eastern policy.
From last year:
President Obama has crossed a moral red line. Recently, he did the unthinkable: He announced that the U.S. government would directly arm terrorist groups in Syria.
Mr. Obama said that he would waive a federal law designed to prevent weapons from being sent to designated-terrorist organizations. In particular, the president cited a provision in the Arms Export Control Act that enables him to provide assistance to outlawed groups, provided it is “essential to the national security interests of the United States.” Mr. Obama’s actions may be legal, but they are reckless, dangerous and will haunt America for years to come.
The point was to help overthrow the secular government of Bashar Assad and replace it with an Islamic regime. Despite Assad being no nicer than other Arab dictators, it has never been explained how this would serve US interests — particularly considering that…
the ranks of the insurgents are filled with jihadists, many of whom have ties to al Qaeda. The main faction, the al-Nusra Front, has publicly pledged its loyalty to al Qaeda. Thousands of foreign fighters from numerous countries — Libya, Iraq, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan — have poured into Syria. Their aim is to create a radical Sunni Islamist state. Jihadist rebels have committed countless atrocities. Churches and Christian shrines have been destroyed. Priests have been slain. Entire Alawite (minority Shiites) and Christian villages have been burned to the ground. In short, the al Qaeda-linked rebels are engaged in wholesale religious cleansing. …
Mr. Obama has now done something unprecedented. He has put America on the same side as al Qaeda. He has violated his constitutional oath to defend the United States from all enemies, foreign and domestic. In Syria, we are now allied with them. There is a word for that — betrayal. America will rue the day.
Those of us who are opposed to genocide against Christians are ruing it already. Amazingly enough, Obama’s al Qaeda beneficiaries weren’t the worst thing to come out of the Islamofascist war against Bashar Assad. Now we have ISIS, from which even al Qaeda shrinks in horror.
From last week:
White House and State Department officials who were leading U.S. efforts to rein in Israel’s military campaign in the Gaza Strip were caught off guard last month when they learned that the Israeli military had been quietly securing supplies of ammunition from the Pentagon without their approval.
Since then the Obama administration has tightened its control on arms transfers to Israel.
That is, Obama is restricting the flow of military supplies to an ally during wartime, denying a shipment of hellfire missiles.
Due to the incompetence and perfidy of the Obama Regime, America’s traditional role as Middle East peacemaker has been usurped by Egypt, which has served as the primary intermediary between Israel and Hamas. Obama was pouring weapons into Egypt when it was controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood, which gave birth to Hamas. He angrily cut off the flow when the country was liberated by non-Islamists.
At this point, politically necessary pinprick attacks on ISIS aren’t fooling anyone.
Cluelessness can only go so far toward explaining Obama’s actions in the Middle East. His promise to “stand by the Muslims” goes farther.
How leftist community organizers treat America’s closest allies.
On a tip from Bill T.