By: Cliff Kincaid | Accuracy in Media
The problem of Russian aggression in the Middle East was not brought up in the New Hampshire Republican debate. Instead, the candidates were asked about the outcome of the Super Bowl and urged to attack each other. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) was mocked by Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) and many in the media for saying several times, “Let’s dispel once and for all with this fiction that Barack Obama doesn’t know what he’s doing.”
But what if Rubio is right? And what about the argument that he needs to keep saying this because so many of his competitors are content to let Obama off the hook for his repeated “failures” in foreign policy?
Senator Rubio is trying to make a point when he talks about Obama’s deliberately destructive policies. In addition to his socialist policies at home, Obama’s foreign policy actions as President are designed to make things worse for the United States and its allies around the world. A current example is the Middle East, where a military offensive by the combined forces of Russia, Iran and Hezbollah is threatening any chance for peace in Syria. After five years of war, the Russian client, Bashar al-Assad of Syria, may survive.
However, this would actually be a victory for the regimes outside of Syria, primarily Russia and Iran. Assad is their puppet. Israel may be their next target.
The network news programs are finding it impossible to ignore the ugly truth about what is happening in Aleppo, Syria. Holly Williams of CBS News coveredthe destruction of that city, which is the main rebel stronghold. Tens of thousands of new refugees are now fleeing the area seeking safety.
French journalist Natalie Nougayrède notes, “The defeat of anti-Assad rebels who have partially controlled the city since 2012 would leave nothing on the ground in Syria but Assad’s regime and Islamic State.” In other words, the so-called Russian war on the Islamic State, or ISIS, was a fraud. The Russian intention all along was to weaken and then destroy the anti-Assad rebels who want a real democracy in Syria.
As Nougayrède puts it, “Russia has all along claimed it was fighting ISIS—but in Aleppo it is helping to destroy those Syrian groups that have in the past proved to be efficient against ISIS. If there were ever any doubts about Russia’s objectives in Syria, events around Aleppo will surely have cleared them.”
“Aleppo will define much of what happens next,” she points out. “A defeat for Syrian opposition forces would further empower ISIS in the myth that it is the sole defender of Sunni Muslims—as it terrorizes the population under its control. There are many tragic ironies here, not least that western strategy against ISIS has officially depended on building up local Syrian opposition ground forces so that they might one day push the jihadi insurgency out of its stronghold in Raqqa. If the very people that were meant to be counted on to do that job as foot soldiers now end up surrounded and crushed in Aleppo, who will the west turn to?”
Obama’s response to all of this has been to let the Russians and their Iranian allies run the show. He is betraying the anti-ISIS, anti-Assad rebels.
As Rubio indicates, this cannot be considered a misguided policy. Making excuses for Obama doesn’t make sense anymore.
Like the Soviets before, the Russians are diabolical masters of manipulation. Nougayrède notes, “…if Europe sees a new exodus of refugees, Russia will stand to benefit. The refugee crisis has sowed deep divisions on the continent and it has helped populist rightwing parties flourish—many of which are Moscow’s political allies against the EU [European Union] as a project.”
Those “populist rightwing parties” have their counterpart in the United States, in the form of the Donald J. Trump presidential campaign. Curiously, he is anti-Muslim immigrant while pro-Russian. The candidate who failed to understand a question about the nuclear triad during one debate seems willing to let Putin run rampant in the Middle East, oblivious to the fact that Russia is making the refugee problem Trump complains about far worse.
Trump may not know what’s he’s saying or doing, but Obama clearly does. He cut a nuclear deal with Iran that has emboldened the main allies of Russia in the Middle East.
“Without Washington’s interference,” reports Avi Issacharoff, the Middle East analyst for The Times of Israel, “Moscow continues its incessant bombing of Aleppo, killing hundreds of innocent civilians. And Iran is taking over large parts of Syria and in the future may establish strongholds that will threaten Israel, whether in northwestern Syria or in its next target, the Deraa area close to the border with Israel and Jordan.”
Rubio kept saying, “Let’s dispel once and for all with this fiction that Barack Obama doesn’t know what he’s doing.”
Rubio keeps saying this because it’s true. Nothing that Governor Christie said in response to that line of attack disproved the truth of Rubio’s words. And if Rubio has to say it over and over again, in order for people to understand what’s happening in the Middle East and elsewhere, then please say it once again.
3 thoughts on “Rubio Is Right: Obama Is Betraying America”
Of course Obama hates this country, it wasn’t founded for him. He is an after-market American adopted into it after-the-fact through the 14th Amendment as a “step-child” appendage.
He is a government created “subject”, the “agent” in relation to government which is his sovereign “master” whom he needs permission from for everything he does, even to exist.
As a statutory citizen owing his privileged membership in this nation to an act of legislation, not by birthright, his rights come from Civil Rights statutes enacted by Congress.
He does not have unalienable “natural” rights derived from Nature’s God. He expects government to “provide” him with statutory equality through “affirmative action” policies and other special privileges.
Now does it make sense why he would refer to the constitution he swore to uphold as a “flawed, racist, bigoted document full of ‘negative liberties’ that needs to be eradicated”.
The constitution was written to protect and preserve our rights – PERIOD, not to “provide for us”, as we are to be “kings in our own castles” after we disposed of the king after the American Revolution. As a 14th Amendment “subject”, obama expects government to provide for him through its “parens-patria” authority like a minor child.
The West is paying a high price for not having accomplished the Cold war agenda at due time.
Yes. Agreed. Say it again and again and again. If Obama is incompetent in anything it his misguided attempt to be a wanna be Marxist who is playing with fire he has no clue about. Bernie Sanders could give him lessons. He knows exactly what he is doing both foreign and domestically. He’s just too stupid to know he’s not smart enough to be playing in the big leagues. HE is the JV team.
He thinks he has to take America down, bust our cost of living down, so third world emerging economies can ‘have a chance’ to rise, [Workers of the World Unite!] like we’re the ones holding them down. And it is obvious where and who and what he’s allowed to convince himself his wishes and his and others lies are really going to make that happen. He thinks he’s smart but he’s too stupid to know that he’s not. Again, JV, they’re playing him for a fool.
Yes. It’s a proxy war with between Sunni Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Jordon, with coalition ‘US’, France, UK, and Shia Iran with Russia and China, both sides using Syria as their battleground, destroying Libya, using it as their gun running gateway to get to Syria – sending them into chaos and up for grabs – all the while both sides are rubbing their hands together imagining the ‘victor’s’ table dividing up the spoils in all their forms.
In the meantime, Saudi Arabia and Turkey are playing the west and east as they vie to resume the most powerful position in the currently chaotic reemerging Islamic Caliphate and need death and blood for bragging rights. All they’ll need next is to name a Caliph…that single individual who would have the power to declare jihad for the entire Moslem world.
I’ll give Rubio a star for staying on that message. But I’m subtracting half of it on principle because I’m still mad at him. The trust is gone, especially him being so quickly and readily malleable towards illegals being fast tracked to citizenship poison pill bill. If Cruz hadn’t put in the amendment to get Schumer to have his hissy fit saying no citizenship, no bill, and Cruz saying, exactly, it was never about ‘getting out of the shadows’… To trust a liar, you first have to believe they’ve stopped lying…