CHARLOTTE, NC, August 26, 2014 – You really have to love it when the mainstream media runs headlines about the huge decisions facing Barack Obama.
If Mr. Obama had truly made the big decisions when he should have made them, the world would be far less dangerous than it is today.
As far as the president is concerned, the biggest decisions he makes on any given day is what golf course to play and what club to use.
Two of the harshest critics of Obama and his policies have recently pointed to some interesting aspects of the current administration, and its willing accomplices in the media, that no one else has considered.
During an interview with retired Lt. Col. Ralph Peters, “Breibart News” published a three part story that detailed how the U.S. has muddled its way through the Middle East under both George Bush and Barack Obama.
As Peters sees it, Obama came into office leaving the impression that his formative years involving Islamic schooling and teachings were the ideal panacea for a country desperate for relief from the horrors of global terrorism.
Unfortunately that presented a two-fold problem. Though Barack Obama embraced Islam, which has carried over into his presidency as the apologist-in-chief, he learned his lessons in Indonesia, which Peters says is among the most benign Islamic regions in the world.
As a result, Obama absorbed all the so-called “goodness” of the faith without truly understanding that most of it is anything actually evil rather than good.
And THAT is not a “good” thing, as we have seen for six long years.
The impression was that Obama’s heritage was the perfect combination of having the first black president as well as someone who could deal with Islamic jihad.
Barack Obama is big on impressions. His entire presidency has been based upon nothing more than image. If you want to use another definition of the word “impression” however, Obama also does a great impersonation of someone trying to be president.
The second facet of Obama’s Muslim background is that he is far less prepared to deal with Islamic causes because he really only knows just enough about the religion to be dangerous. Consequently the world has, indeed, become a far more dangerous place than any time in recent memory.
Raymond Ibrahim put forth another perspective that deals more with the media’s political correctness than directly with Barack Obama. Still, Obama is the president and that means he must accept responsibility, even though he never does.
While watching several programs during “Shark Week” Ibrahim noticed a striking similarity in each program. As Ibrahim sees it, producers of the programs believe that sharks are not the menacing predators we fear them to be. Rather they are simply misunderstood creatures of the deep whose environment has been invaded by humans. Therefore if a shark strikes a person, it is because we caused the problem and the shark is only responding instinctively.
Fair enough in some cases, but not ALL as the television programs would make you believe.
Ibrahim compares the sharks to Islamists and states that the politically correct crowd long ago took up for the terrorists because, like the sharks, they are “misunderstood.”
Therein lies the problem with Barack Obama as well. The “misunderstanding” comes from the top, but as far as the president is concerned we are the ones who have always been in the wrong.
Writes Ibrahim, “this business of always apologizing for Islamic violence, insisting that it is some sort of misunderstanding, which “enlightened” Western persons should be patient of if not completely overlook, has so penetrated society that it has metastasized to almost anything and everything that is potentially dangerous, including ravenous sharks.
“Nor does the analogy end here. When Western liberals hold Muslims to a lower standard than the rest of humanity—ignoring the beheadings, massacres, rapes, enslavements, and church burnings..are they not, in essence, placing such Muslims on a “subhuman” level? Are they not, in essence, saying that they are like brute and instinctive animals—sharks for instance—not to be held responsible for their actions?
“In the end, however, the shark analogy fails. After all, sharks attack and kill for survival—like the rest of us carnivores—whereas the Islamists intentionally attack, torture, rape, massacre, mutilate, and incinerate humans simply for not being Muslim.”
And there you have it. Two perspectives which make perfect sense in the overall scheme of things. The trouble is there are seemingly no solutions to the problems. At least not until November, 2016.
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About the Author: Bob Taylor is a veteran writer who has traveled throughout the world. Taylor was an award winning television producer/reporter/anchor before focusing on writing about international events, people and cultures around the globe. He is founder of The Magellan Travel Club (www.MagellanTravelClub.com)
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