I was reading an ABC News/AP story a few days ago that said that the Russian military flew more than 500 sorties and destroyed more than 800 ISIS targets in just four days, as well as launching 101 cruise missiles from Russian naval ships. Six hundred ISIS scumbags were apparently sent to meet their 72 virgin goats in the afterlife in one strike alone. So it seems that the Russians have done more to defeat ISIS in FOUR DAYS than our President has done in two years.
Say what you want about Vladimir Putin, but he is a LEADER, and when Islamic jihadists blow a passenger plane filled with Russian civilians out of the sky, he knows what happens next. He acts in a Presidential manner, and defends his citizens. Then Paris was struck with cowardly attacks around the city, and within days, French jets were pounding Raqqa. President Hollande didn’t ask permission, he didn’t send the matter to a committee, he didn’t consult polling numbers, he didn’t check in with the United Nations, and if he even bothered to “notify” anyone like the US or Russia, it was probably couched in terms of “stand the fuck back.”
Presidente Hollande acted Presidentially. For years, Americans have ridiculed the French as “cheese-eating surrender monkeys”, and I saw a British taxi driver I follow on Twitter refer to us as, “The United States Of America Chicken Wing Eating Surrender Monkeys”.
Touche’. Thanks to Obama, we had that coming.
This is at least part of the reason that Trump’s message is resonating with Americans. Trump isn’t my guy, but his message of “Make America great again” strikes a chord with patriotic Americans, even myself. No one in the world respects America anymore, certainly no one respects this President, and that is why the Iranians are surging toward nuclear weapons, Russia has seized territory in Ukraine, ISIS has indeed gone from the “jay-vee squad” to the Harlem Globetrotters, and China is building airstrips in the China Sea and hacking US computer systems with impunity. They look at Obama and see a giant pussy, more concerned with his “image” and “legacy” than US strategic interests, and they know they won’t likely see another US President this weak again, so they are moving NOW, while they can, before this feckless and inept President is removed from office.
I find nothing presidential about Obama, aside from his car, his plane, and his address. Jimmy Carter was a geopolitical genius compared to this clown. For all their flaws, Bill Clinton, Lyndon Johnson, and Jack Kennedy were giants compared to this idiot. At least none of those Democrat Presidents openly despised their country. But Obama, when questioned about his failures, gets touchy and indignant and blames others, usually Republicans, for his failures and his weakness, making himself look even smaller on the world stage. Barack Obama is a petulant child, in over his head, flailing about and hoping he can somehow come up with some rhetorical device that will lay the blame for his mess at someone else’s feet. Blaming Bush used to work, but it just isn’t working any more.
I sometimes sit in utter astonishment, just thunderstruck that I am living through the administration of the worst President in American history. James Buchanan will be ranked above Obama in 20 years, if the nation survives him. Obama doesn’t side with law enforcement, he sides with criminals like Travon Martin and Mike Brown and #BlackLivesMatter. Obama doesn’t side with Israel, he sides with Iran. Obama doesn’t support our veterans, he allows the VA to neglect them, and is perfectly OK with giant bonuses being paid to the administrators and bureaucrats overseeing that neglect. His IRS attacks conservatives, his Justice Department engages in illegal gunrunning, his EPA causes catastrophic environmental disasters, and no one ever gets fired, or even demoted. Obama attacks and disparages Christians and conservatives and law-abiding gun owners as a matter of course. Obama spews nonsense about global warming being the greatest threat we face, and then moves to allow thousands of unvetted Muslim refugees into our country, when ISIS has stated publicly that their strategy to get terrorists into Western nations is to blend in with refugees. He views his fellow citizens as his enemies, moreso than savages shooting up cafe’s in Paris and chopping off peoples’ heads.
Listening to Obama’s defensive and dismissive answers to reporters’ questions at the Antalya G20 meeting, I thought that this just isn’t how a President is supposed to talk. I am a giant mark for Bill Whittle’s “Afterburner” videos… been watching them for a long time. I recently got directed to these brief remarks from him at a dinner from 2012. It is fifteen minutes long, but it is worth your time, I promise. Right around the 7 minute mark, Bill tells us how a REAL president would have handled Benghazi, how to handle Iranian support for terrorism, and at the end, an unusual and possibly prescient prediction: that the next President won’t be a traditional politician, but an outsider, someone from the pop culture… interesting…
Hat-tip to HotGas commenter Schadenfreude for pointing this out to me a few weeks ago…