October 26, 2012
In Benghazi Osama Defeated ObamaBy James Lewis
This administration's proudest foreign policy boast is the assassination of Osama Bin Laden. But the Benghazi fiasco and the simultaneous mob burning of our Cairo Embassy by Al Qaida on the eleventh anniversary of 9/11/01, proves to radical Muslims that Osama bin Laden has won. His jihad has gone from strength to strength, gathering more militant fanatics than we killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Osama bin Laden is now a hero, and Barack Obama is a weakling who never stops trying to surrender and apologize.
The New York Times just found a known leader of the September 11 assault by AQIM -- Al Qaida in the Maghreb -- lounging openly in the coffee houses of Benghazi, with no fear of retaliation for burning down our mission and murdering our Ambassador. Our deeply deluded media and Democrats are pretzel-bending the facts to argue that Benghazi means nothing.
Radical Muslims know better.
Nations win wars by protecting their territory and citizens. Guerillas win wars just by surviving, and by striking at a time and place of their choosing.
In Vietnam the US military won every set battle, but in the end it was the Democrats in Congress who surrendered and abandoned our South Vietnamese allies to the killing camps of Ho Chi Minh. The Communists won by persistence, and we lost by leftist defeatism, as the Democrats abandoned their centrist tradition and turned against this country.
America is now playing pure defense in the Jihad War. We are body-scanned for every domestic air trip. Our diplomats have been withdrawn from a reported 20 Muslim countries. Our foolhardy intervention in Libya has proliferated shoulder-carried anti-aircraft missiles throughout the chaotic Middle East. A year, maybe half a year from now the mullahs in Iran will have a nuclear weapon, and they already have missiles and airplanes to deliver them. Never forget that Israel is only the "little Satan" for the Iranian maniacs: The United States is the real enemy, the "big Satan." Don't be deluded into thinking that we can sacrifice Israel and everything will be all right. The crocodile will just eat us later.
Egypt, the pillar of American foreign policy for thirty years, is no longer an ally, and the Saudis see us as a threat to their survival in the face of an aggressive Iran next door. Iran's theocrats want to control the two holy sites of Mecca and Medina, ever since Ayatollah Khomeini tried to seize Mecca during the hajj. Syria has been turned into a battleground between Iran and the Sunni Arabs. On the web, jihadist propaganda is streaming our way, as you can see on MEMRI.org. You may not be watching that stuff, but millions of Muslims across the world do.
Domestically we have been penetrated by Muslim oil money and by hundreds of thousands of freshly imported Muslim voters, just like Europe. Significant elements of our black community have been bought by Muslim oil money and propaganda. Obama has tried to surrender our only genuine ally in the Middle East, Israel. Even previously moderate countries like Tunisia now hate us. After the "Arab Spring," hundreds of millions of women have been forced back into medieval conditions. Some of them have been killed.
Osama bin Laden could not have imagined a greater success than Benghazi at this point in his Jihad War against the West. In Benghazi our total incapacity to use our military might in any coherent way, our dithering State Department, our instant apology commercial shown on television around the Muslim world, our president playing deaf, dumb and blind, our blatantly politicized pack of public lies and cowardice, our confused and self-flagellating media, our lack of response to the rape of ABC's Lara Logan right in the middle of Tahrir Square, our submission to Brother Morsi the new tyrant of Egypt, our constant begging to the throwback mullahs of Iran, a thousand signs of American indecision and weakness are showing the Muslim world the difference between a strong horse and a weak horse.
The strong horse is the one that fights to victory. The weak horse might look good, but it has no staying power. Today we are re-enacting the Muslim conquest of the civilized world in the century after Mohammed, when the great Persian and Byzantine Empires were crushed by wave after wave of fanatical Muslim assaults. As always, it isn't size that matters but will power and persistence. A camel may not look like much, but it just goes and goes and goes through the trackless desert. Al Qaeda is a camel. We are a gaudy circus horse.
America looks strong on the outside but it lacks unity even for our survival. Our schools and colleges have been penetrated by vulgar Marxist professors who preach a fantasy world of love and peace if only America will surrender. One of our major political parties loves to parade its loathing for America. It's not just Obama who is abject and apologetic; just ask any Democrat to name three good things about this country. They will never mention any of our strengths or moral values. If you think our enemies are not listening to the Democrats, think again.
Just look at our lack of unity, clarity and resolve in resisting Jihad War since the first attack on the Twin Towers in New York City -- not on September 11, 2001, but almost a decade before, in 1993, at the start of the first Clinton Administration.
Since 1993 America has made a dismal show of apology, weakness, cowardice and indecision. Where we fought with clarity, we have consistently won. But our victories have been undermined by the left. It would take a book to count all of our self-inflicted injuries. Masculine men are no longer wanted in America. We have become a nation of surrender mommies.
After the jihad attack of 1993 Bill Clinton evaded Osama and Al Qaeda for two whole presidential terms, hoping he could pass that hot potato to the next administration. That gave AQ time to plan 9/11/01, instantly blamed by the leftist media on Bush but in fact enabled by the cowardice, surrender and indecision of the Clinton years. Our current SecState is also named Clinton -- a fact that the jihadis understand very well.
Bush and Cheney dealt with the Jihad War against us in the way Americans have done since 1776: By naming it, confronting it, and defeating it on the battlefield. After 9/11/01 we overthrew the Taliban, who had harbored Al Qaida in Afghanistan to plot our destruction. We turned Iraq into a killing field for jihadis, drawing them from the surrounding countries, then identifying and killing them. Overthrowing Saddam was a side benefit to the main show of Iraq as an AQ killing field.
For a while we were winning the Jihad War.
But with Benghazi Al Qaeda has announced its return from the dead.
During the Iraq War the Democrats assaulted President Bush and Vice President Cheney and destroyed them in the public mind. You better believe that AQ took notice.
Barack Hussein Obama was elected, not because he was competent and experienced, but merely for the color of his skin. This is not how a serious nation behaves. Obama's victory showed how guilt-tripped and intimidated we are by our own leftist propaganda machine. Radical Muslims immediately invented "Islamophobia" to assault conservative forces in the US, to taint us with the label of racism and bigotry. Our radicalized media just loved that. The left makes internal war against America -- they called it "revolution," but it means a civil war. In that left-incited civil war they have always welcomed external enemies as allies. V.I. Lenin received crucial help from the Kaiser's General Staff to make revolution in Russia. That set the pattern for left-imperialist alliances for decades to come.
Obama's radical ideology dictates surrender to Third World forces like radical Islam. Right from the start BHO made no bones about it. As far as Obama is concerned, Benghazi is just "America's chickens coming home to roost." Jeremiah Wright is still pulling the strings in Obama's mind, as you would expect after 20 solid years of weekly indoctrination. Indoctrination works.
The Benghazi disaster is the direct outcome of Obama's surrender policies. Those frantic efforts on the left to deny the significance of Benghazi shows that they know exactly what it means.
It's just the American people who are not supposed to know.
On November 6 we'll find out who got the message.
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