Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The Growing Threat caused by Foreign Relations

I was reviewing the news of the day. Something that has been weighing on my mind ever since I saw it was the video of the President of the United States bowing and scraping to the sharia-law loving Wahhabi despot who happens to rules Saudi Arabia. It seems that the government has no concept of how to deal with folks whose population, in many cases, has the equivalent of a sixth grade education, beats women who go out of the house with a father-in-law instead of a blood relative (the fact they have to be accompanied at all is another blog post in the making), and who truly believe that anyone not of their faith must be converted, enslaved, or killed.

In reading about the President's tour wherein he blamed the United States and our freedoms for all of the world's ills and kowtowed and pandered to foreign governments acting like a small child saying what he thought they would want to hear, much like he played the American public, I was aghast.

I was struck by his actions in Turkey, whose government fiercely fought the appointment of Anders Fogh Rasmussen to the head of NATO because the the Danish government didn't stone to death the Danish cartoonist who caricatured Mohammed. Ralph Peters in the New York Daily Post has a fantastic article on how the road to hell is paved with good intentions, which he labels "O's Amateur Hour". Combine all of this with the fact that the President wishes to open diplomatic relations with Iran and I just can't help but wonder if he was indoctrinated by being raised in part in Muslim-dominated countries and this is a way to open the door for them into the United States.

Maybe it's time for me to get out the tin-foil hat, maybe the President and his staff are complete morons when it comes to the protocol of dealing with these governments. I can't believe though that these 'gaffes' are accidental and that there isn't a larger agenda. Or maybe I just can't believe that a group of supposedly educated people can be so utterly stupid.

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