Foxnews.com reports that
President Obama’s last day in Cuba included a morning press conference where he spoke about Monday’s terror attack in Brussels – but only briefly.
“This is another reminder that the world must unite,” Obama said. “We must be together.”
“We will do whatever is necessary to support our friend and ally Belgium,” he continued.
“We stand in solidarity with them in condemning these outrageous attacks.”
After these few short comments, Obama quickly pivoted to what he proudly considers a new, friendlier relationship with Cuba.
“I’ve come to bury the last remnants of the Cold War,” Obama said.
If Obama was actually that concerned about the murdered and maimed in Brussels, which included 9 Americans, why did he go to a baseball game with Castro in Cuba, where he was seen doing “the Wave”, instead of coming home and acting Presidential?
According to CNN.com,
As the Brussels attacks jarred Europe and sent shockwaves through U.S. politics, President Barack Obama stuck to his agenda: a speech to the Cuban people and a baseball game.Critics such as Republican presidential candidate John Kasich railed at Obama for failing to return to the U.S. immediately. But the President argued that sticking to his schedule denied terrorists any victory in their goal of upending daily life.
“The whole premise of terrorism is to try to disrupt people’s ordinary lives,” Obama said Tuesday in Havana when asked if he had second thoughts about attending the game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cuban national team.
The clashing approaches offer a window into the president’s worldview — his desire to emphasize long-term interests over short-term emergencies and project calm at a time of high public concern. It’s a dynamic that has sometimes caused him problems, leaving aides concerned that Obama’s cool can make him seem detached from Americans seeking reassurance.
…While the President’s whereabouts or demeanor have little bearing on what European and security officials say is very close collaboration, it gave political opponents an easy target.
Republican front-runner Donald Trump tweeted that “this madness must be stopped and I will stop it.”
Kasich also took to Twitter to say that “the president must return home immediately and get to work with our allies to respond with strength against the enemies of the west.”
And at a news conference, the Ohio governor later said, “If I was in Cuba right now, the last thing I would be doing is going to a baseball game.”
In Havana, Obama not only stayed at the game, but he used another baseball example to convey the kind of cool toughness he wants to see from Americans in times of national stress. He cited the peppery pre-game speech that Red Sox player David Ortiz gave the day after the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.
Ortiz took to the field and urged the fans to “stay strong,” telling the crowd that “this is our f****** city and nobody’s gonna dictate our freedom.”
Obama said on Tuesday that “that is the kind of resilience and the kind of strength we have to continually show in the face of these terrorists.”
continually show in the face of these terrorists.””What they can do is scare,” Obama said, “and make people afraid and disrupt our daily lives and divide us. And as long as we don’t allow that to happen, we’re gonna be okay.”
The 60-nation coalition that is “pounding” ISIS, which claimed responsibility for the attack, will continue to pursue the group, Obama noted.
President Barack Hussein Obama clearly lives in an alternate reality from the overwhelming majority of Americans.
Let’s face it. Obama’s bombing runs have done minimal damage to ISIS, at best.
The fact of the matter is, you cannot bomb buildings and expect to kill your enemy, when the enemy is a guerrilla force, which does not stay in any building for any period of time. Just like their Nomadic Barbaric Ancestors, these guerrillas keep moving, regrouping, and attacking.
Obama truly believed that he could count on “our Muslim Allies” in the Middle East to be our “boots on the ground”.
President Pantywaist chose to ignore the fact that they hate “The Great Satan” (us) more than they do their fellow Muslims from ISIS.
His naivete toward and ignorance of the realities of Foreign Policy, has led to Vladimir Putin inserting himself into the midst. like a match in a tinderbox, taking the side of Syria’ s Dictator, Assad.
Will Obama’s incompetence and underestimation of the strength of ISIS, also lead to those barbarians invading our country?
I learned a long time ago that ignoring a bully does not make him go away.
Ask the bully twice my size in 7th grade, who stopped picking on me after I hit him with the thick ends of my 2S (Tom-Tom) drumsticks right between the eyes, dropping him like a rock. I didn’t get in trouble way back then, though, because the Assistant Principle, when I told him what happened, sent me back to class laughing and proud of the fact that I had stood up for myself.
So why doesn’t the President of the United States of America, identify our enemy as Radical Islam, and forcibly deal with them, before they “deal with us”?
When Barack Obama, Jr. was 3-years-old, his parents divorced. Obama only saw his father one time after that. Dad moved to Kenya and his mother married an Indonesian man, Lolo Soetoro. From ages six to 10, Barack Obama, Jr., attended a private school for well-off Islamic families in Jakarta.
Obama once said in a New York Times article posted March 3, 2007:
“I was a little Jakarta street kid,” he said in a wide-ranging interview in his office (excerpts are on my blog, http://www.nytimes.com/ontheground). He once got in trouble for making faces during Koran study classes in his elementary school, but a president is less likely to stereotype Muslims as fanatics — and more likely to be aware of their nationalism — if he once studied the Koran with them.
Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent. In a remark that seemed delightfully uncalculated (it’ll give Alabama voters heart attacks), Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.”
So, why have Liberals, in the MSM, and elsewhere, been so afraid to call Muslim Terrorists, Muslim Terrorists?
Is it because of that heinous practice, known as Political Correctness?
Does Michael Moore get through out of All-You-Can-Eat Buffets?
We’ve all been a victim of it. And, it’s not just the Liberals who practice it.
A couple of years back, a young Libertarian lady, who just happens to be Black, had posted an article in a Facebook Page for Conservatives and Libertarians, featuring Patti Davis, the Liberal (and crazy) daughter of Former President Ronald Reagan. Davis had come out as the moral arbiter of some issue, and I pointed out that she was not fit to be the “moral arbiter” in any situation, as, to torque off her Dad, and make a political statement, she had posed topless for the cover of Playboy in 1994 with a black guy, standing behind her, cupping her…umm…chest.
Both the young lady and her husband, who happened to be white, jumped on me, like I was some sort of RAAACIIIST, because I stated the obvious.
Times were different, back in ’94. Just as they were different back in the 70s, when Bud Yorkin and Norman Lear created All in the Family, starring the great American actor, Carroll O’Connor. The misadventures of Archie Bunker and his family could not be a hit today. Our tolerant American Liberals (and others) would not allow it. And, the lessons learned from that ground-breaking television series would be lost.
Perhaps, the ongoing reticence by the Media to identify the religious/political ideology of those who want to destroy us is something else, in addition to Political Correctness: loyalty to President Barack Hussein Obama.
They have a lot invested in “The Lightbringer”. They have campaigned endlessly for him, and the majority of “Broadcast Journalists” share his vision for a Socialist Utopia America. Additionally, the White House has been known to send e-mails and make telephone calls to these bastions of journalistic integrity, when they want something swept under the Oval Office rug.
The fact that these massacres, time and time again, are the work of ISIS, a savage organization of Radical Muslim Terrorists, does not reflect well on our dhimmi President. In fact, it proves that Smart Power! is anything, but.
Even as these barbarous acts unfolded in Brussels, I continued to hear and read from some of this “Me, First Generation” that there is not any difference between American Christianity and Radical Islam. Quite frankly, that’s like saying that there’s no difference between Mister Rogers and Ted Bundy (look them up, children).
In Islam, the way to “walk with God and escape his judgment on that final day of judgment” is through ‘falah’, which means self-effort or positive achievement. The faithful must submit to God and follow all of his laws as found in the Koran. Judgment day in Islam involves some sort of measurement of what the believer has done wrong and what they have done right. And, even then, you might not be let into heaven if Allah decides you’re not good enough.
This is the direct opposite of Christianity, the chosen faith of our Founding Fathers and 75% of Americans today.
Now, I am not saying that every Muslim is on a jihad against “the infidels”.
When Christians become “radicalized”, we want to share the testimony of what God has done for us through His love, with everyone we meet. We get involved in our local church and we become better fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, and American Citizens.
When Muslims become “radicalized”, they want to “kill the Infidels” in the name of “Allah the Merciful”.
In the case of the Chechen Muslim brothers who bombed the Boston Marathon, their immersion into Radical Islam led them to “kill the infidels” that horrendous day.
In the case of the barbarians of ISIS, it has turned them into doppelgangers of the Nazi Butchers of Dachau.
For President Barack Hussein Obama to ignore them and go to a ballgame with his Communist Buddies and to refuse to identify and stand up to the bullies of Islamic Terrorism, and the death and destruction that they left in the wake of their attack on the citizens of Brussels, is disingenuous at best, and just plain out-and-out bad optics for the “Leader of the Free World”.
Until He Comes,