Barack Obama was handed a soft ball “60 Minutes” segment by Praetorian journalist Steve Kroft. In this, ahem, interview, Obama blamed the CIA for failing to note the rise of the IslamoNazi State in large swaths of lands formerly known as Iraq and Syria.
Of course, Obama was lying.
The rise of the Islamic Reich has been foretold in the daily security briefings for over a year. But Obama does not review these all important briefings with members of the national security team — as have all past Presidents.
Allegedly, Obama reads his briefings in private, on an iPad.
The purpose of the briefings is for the POTUS to pose questions to experts and have a meaningful briefing about matters that are the most sacred duty of the American government, national defense.
The first rule of effective leadership is to know what you don’t know.
Obama, in whose nature clinical narcissism melds with radical leftism, believes that he knows more than anyone about, well, anything. Thus, he floats in a world of ideological fantasy — in place of reality.
Contrast Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu, a man who confronts the terrors of reality every hour of every day of his life.
There is no need to parse Obama’s litany of silly pronouncements, evasions, and lies — all designed to support an unsupportable world view, and to evade personal responsibility for the myriad failures of his graduate school policies.
Instead, let’s take a look at what Bibi has to say, for if there is a leader of the free world it is the leader of the Jewish state, the canary in the coal mine of western civilization.
- “Everywhere we look, militant Islam is on the march…. To protect the peace and security of the world, we must remove this cancer before it’s too late…. ISIS and Hamas are branches of the same poisonous tree. ISIS and Hamas share a fanatical creed, which they both seek to impose well beyond the territory under their control.”
- “Listen to Khaled Meshaal, the leader of Hamas:… ‘We say this to the West…. By Allah, you will be defeated. Tomorrow our nation will sit on the throne of the world.’… They also want a caliphate. Hamas shares the global ambitions of its fellow militant Islamists. That’s why its supporters wildly cheered in the streets of Gaza as thousands of Americans were murdered on 9/11. And that’s why its leaders condemned the United States for killing Osama Bin Laden, whom they praised as a holy warrior.”
- “They all share a fanatic ideology. They all seek to create ever expanding enclaves of militant Islam where there is no freedom and no tolerance – where women are treated as chattel, Christians are decimated, and minorities are subjugated, sometimes given the stark choice: convert or die. For them, anyone can be an infidel, including fellow Muslims.”
- “The Islamic Republic [of Iran] is now trying to bamboozle its way to an agreement that will remove the sanctions it still faces, and leave it with the capacity of thousands of centrifuges to enrich uranium. This would effectively cement Iran’s place as a threshold military nuclear power. In the future, at a time of its choosing, Iran, the world’s most dangerous state in the world’s most dangerous region, would obtain the world’s most dangerous weapons. Allowing that to happen would pose the gravest threat to us all.”
- “Would you let ISIS enrich uranium? Would you let ISIS build a heavy water reactor? Would you let ISIS develop intercontinental ballistic missiles? Of course you wouldn’t. Then you mustn’t let the Islamic State of Iran do those things either…. To defeat ISIS and leave Iran as a threshold nuclear power is to win the battle and lose the war.”
- “For 50 days this past summer, Hamas fired thousands of rockets at Israel, many of them supplied by Iran….Israel was doing everything to minimize Palestinian civilian casualties. Hamas was doing everything to maximize Israeli civilian casualties and Palestinian civilian casualties….No other country and no other army in history have gone to greater lengths to avoid casualties among the civilian population of their enemies.”
- “After decades of seeing Israel as their enemy, leading states in the Arab world increasingly recognize that together we and they face many of the same dangers: principally this means a nuclear-armed Iran and militant Islamist movements gaining ground in the Sunni world…. Many have long assumed that an Israeli-Palestinian peace can help facilitate a broader rapprochement between Israel and the Arab World. But these days I think it may work the other way around: Namely that a broader rapprochement between Israel and the Arab world may help facilitate an Israeli-Palestinian peace.”