Saturday, April 11, 2009

Jimmy Carter part two?

It appears from watching the first 75+ days of the Obama administration that Barack Hussein Obama is an amateur and in way over his head and a continuation of a second Jimmy Carter presidency only with a smoother delivery. If anything the first months have been exactly as I predicted a train wreck. Not only has been horrible on international issues but he has tripled the national debt with his give a ways to special interest groups.

First we had Obama bowing to the Saudi King and apologizing to the rest of the world for our past transgressions as seen through the eyes of a Marxist named Barry Sorrento (aka Barack Obama). Next there was the inaction against the North Korean when the North Koreans were allowed to launch a test missile over Japan another act of war. That missile should have been shot out of the sky or bombed on the launch pad, take your pick.

I would like to remind NOBAMA what he doesn’t appear to understand there is no negotiating with terrorists, there is no appeasement and the only solution is blowing these pirates off the face of the earth. This is the only language that they understand. The minute that captain is released, rescued or killed by the terrorists these two bit street thugs should not get a minute older and they should be wiped from the face of the earth or vaporized, let them become martyrs.

Lastly, there should be no rewarding these thugs with money. Don’t blame me because I didn’t vote for this light weight. In a time of crisis we need strong leaders not nuanced half whit’s.
Senior Obama administration officials are debating how to address a potential terrorist threat to U.S. interests from a Somali extremist group, with some in the military advocating strikes against its training camps. But many officials maintain that uncertainty about the intentions of the al-Shabab organization dictates a more patient, nonmilitary approach.

Al-Shabab, whose fighters have battled Ethiopian occupiers and the tenuous Somali government, poses a dilemma for the administration, according to several senior national security officials who outlined the debate only on the condition of anonymity.

The organization's rapid expansion, ties between its leaders and al-Qaeda, and the presence of Americans and Europeans in its camps have raised the question of whether a preemptive strike is warranted. Yet the group's objectives have thus far been domestic, and officials say that U.S. intelligence has no evidence it is planning attacks outside Somalia.

An attack against al-Shabab camps in southern Somalia would mark the administration's first military strike outside the Iraq and Afghanistan-Pakistan war zones. The White House discussions highlight the challenges facing the Obama team as it attempts to distance itself from the Bush administration, which conducted at least five military strikes in Somalia. The new administration is still defining its rationale for undertaking sensitive operations in countries where the United States is not at war.

Some in the Defense Department have been frustrated by what they see as a failure to act. Many other national security officials say an ill-considered strike would have negative diplomatic and political consequences far beyond the Horn of Africa. Other options under consideration are increased financial pressure and diplomatic activity, including stepped-up efforts to resolve the larger political turmoil in Somalia.

The most recent discussion of the issue took place early this week, just before the unrelated seizure of a U.S. commercial ship in the Indian Ocean by Somali pirates who are holding the American captain of the vessel hostage for ransom.
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