“Smart Diplomacy” in action

| April 14, 2010

We’ve watched over the last few weeks while the Obama Adminstration snubbed and demonized the Israeli government of Bebe Netanyahu. Over the several months of the administration, the Obama government at the same time reached out and stroked Syria’s President Bashar Assad. And the results? (Wall Street Journal link)

Syria has transferred long-range Scud missiles to the Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah, Israeli and U.S. officials alleged, in a move that threatens to alter the Middle East’s military balance and sets back a major diplomatic outreach effort to Damascus by the Obama administration.

The SCUDs put almost all of Israel within range of the Stone Age thugs of Hezbollah, the Iran-backed Shiite militia which exists only for the destruction of Israel.

President Barack Obama has made engaging Mr. Assad’s government a cornerstone of his Mideast policy, hoping to woo Damascus into a regional peace process and lure it from a strategic alliance with Iran.

How’s that workin’ for us?

“If anything, we need (an ambassador) in Damascus full time just to ensure that reality gets its day in court now and then,” a senior administration official said.

Yup, how’s the reality of SCUD-armed savages feel? How much more reality of the type we’re getting from this administration can the world stand? Maybe we can settle this whole thing with a unicorn race.

Category: Barack Obama/Joe Biden, Terror War

Comments (5)

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  1. AW1 Tim says:

    Politics abhors a vacuum, and we have a massive vacuum in the current administration. Between Congress, The Executive and State, there isn’t a single adult in a position of influence.

    Predators will seek the weak for their prey, and you can see that in play between Syria, Russia, Iran, North Korea, Venezuela, and other “hell on earth” nations. They view these United States as weak and in decline, and are salivating at the chance to expand their own influence and area, and they will attempt it if they feel they can get away with it.

  2. ponsdorf says:

    In a way it’s fascinating, sort of like watching the proverbial train wreck.

    We can’t do much about it except maybe complain about the noise.

    I’m torn some though; is this as simple as the power vacuum Tim mentions, or are we seeing an actual plan in work?

    I dunno which is more frightening?

  3. AW1 Tim says:

    Ponsdorf,

    That’s a very good question. Though the conspirator in me would love to see it as a plan in action, and thus something that could reacted to in the courts, I’m still going with Occam’s Razor that this is old-fashioned incompetence.

    This administration is EXACTLY what happens when folks follow the leftist idea that feelings are more important than facts, and intentions more so than actual accomplishments.

  4. UpNorth says:

    Agreed Tim, there’s not a single adult to be found anywhere among the current poseurs in DC. This is just incompetence, but incompetence on a global scale, from so-called health care, to unilateral draw-down of SDI.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Peace for our time! (It sure stopped Hitler’s ass cold at Munich in ’38 too!)