It is starting to become evident to foreign leaders across the globe that the Obama Administration is rapidly imploding with it comes to America’s foreign policy. Things have gotten so bad that many are asking what our foreign policy is, and if we even still have one..
Israeli Defense minister Moshe Yaalon has accused the United States of projecting weakness internationally and said Israel could not rely on its main ally to take the lead in confronting Iran over its nuclear program. Yaalon, whose remarks were reported in the Haaretz daily on Tuesday, caused friction with the United States only two months ago when he described Secretary of State John Kerry’s quest for Israeli-Palestinian peace as messianic and obsessive.
His latest comments, confirmed by an Israeli official who was present at lecture Yaalon delivered at Tel Aviv University on Monday, displayed deep disappointment with U.S. President Barack Obama’s handling of burning world issues. (source – Reuters).
Last week, Barack Obama and John Kerry gave Russia a Monday deadline and a “stern warning” not to make moves to re-take the Crimea. Monday came and went, and Putin took the Crimea without so much as even an acknowledgement towards Obama. It was a blistering public humiliation for America, played out in excruciating detail in the daily news cycles.
Today, his comments played as weak, meaningless, and dramatically out of touch with the situation on the ground in Crimea:
“Continued Russian military intervention in Ukraine will only deepen Russia’s diplomatic isolation and exact a greater toll on the Russian economy,” Obama said at the White House. The U.S. can “calibrate our response” based on whether Russia chooses “to escalate or to de-escalate the situation.” (source – Bloomberg)
Imagine, Obama talking about “calibrating our response” as Putin swallows the Crimea in one, big bite. Neville Chamberlain also “calibrated his response” to Hitler’s annexation of German-speaking Czechoslovakia known as the Sudetenland in the spring of 1938, and it led to Blitzkrieg bombing raids over downtown London.
Obama’s trail of blood and failure is mounting impossibly high, here are just a few of the highlights:
- Obama drew a red line with Syria, and told them that if they used chemical weapons on their own people, that there would be “repercussions”. Assad then gave the order to gas them, and thousands of Syrians lay dead in the street. Obama’s Response: Nothing
- On the 11th anniversary of 9/11, Libyan terrorists killed 4 Americans at the American Consulate in Libya. Obama’s Response: Nothing
- When Obama campaigned in 2008, one of his platform planks was that he vowed that “America will not let Iran go nuclear”. Iran did go nuclear. Obama’s Response: Nothing
America now stands at a crossroads. We have a leader who is leading us straight into a ditch. Our allies are mocking us and our enemies in no way fear us any longer. We are ripe for another terrorist attack. We are falling, we are failing. Is anyone listening?