Obama Arab Spring Update

During the BarackCandyHusseinObamaCNNCrowley vs. Mitt Romney debate, Obama was bragging about his great successes in the Middle East.

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15 Responses to Obama Arab Spring Update

  1. Traitor In Chief says:

    Well, it IS a success when you realize that the new Caliphate is the objective.

  2. Andy DC says:

    Remember all the liberal media pundits gushing about the wonders of the Arab Spring? What a farce.

  3. gator69 says:

    Smells nothing like Irish Spring.

  4. hamood abood says:

    Sure he was successful in loosing grip of the entire ME and building an alliance with Iran to tamper with and destabilize the entire region!!

  5. John B., M.D. says:

    Steve –
    Name one country more stable or prosperous since Obama reset relations with the rest of the world. Of those countries, which ones improved due to Obama?
    With which country do we have a better relationship with?
    Thought so.

    • Robertv says:

      President Barack Obama saluted Muslim Americans on Thursday for their contributions in helping build the nation

      • Be fair. They did clear the ground for that new monument at the WTC site.

      • miked1947 says:

        Next he will be introducing Sharia as the law of the land.

      • gator69 says:

        Muslims deserve much credit for our early progress. Without them, we would not have had to build up our naval forces, and would likely have never have formed the Marine Corps…

        “When Thomas Jefferson was inaugurated in March of 1801, he inherited troubled relations with the Barbary states — the Ottoman Regencies of Algiers, Tunis, and Tripoli, along with independent Morocco. The United States had treaties with all four, but tension was high and rising.

        American representatives in the region wanted an American naval presence. They regularly, if less eloquently, echoed the 1793 view of their colleague in Lisbon: “When we can appear in the Ports of the various Powers, or on the Coast, of Barbary, with Ships of such force as to convince those nations that We are able to protect our trade, and to compel them if necessary to keep faith with Us, then, and not before, We may probably secure a large share of the Meditn trade, which would largely and speedily compensate the U. S. for the Cost of a maritime force amply sufficient to keep all those Pirates in Awe, and also make it their interest to keep faith.”[1] The new president was fully aware of the situation. In 1790, as Secretary of State, he had reported to Congress on the subject in some detail, and he had been directly involved in the region even earlier.[2]

        In 1784 Congress had appointed Jefferson, John Adams and Benjamin Franklin as peace commissioners to negotiate treaties of amity and commerce with the principal states of Europe and the Mediterranean — including the Barbary states. Already in Europe, the commissioners quickly learned that the Europeans made peace with the Barbary powers through treaties that involved annual payments of tribute — sometimes euphemistically called annuities. The merchant vessels of any country without such a treaty were at the mercy of the state-sponsored maritime marauders known as corsairs, sometimes mislabeled pirates.[3] The commissioners reported this to Congress and sought guidance.

        The Barbary challenge to American merchant shipping sparked a great deal of debate over how to cope with corsair aggression, actual or threatened. Jefferson’s early view guided him in future years. In November 1784, he doubted the American people would be willing to pay annual tribute. “Would it not be better to offer them an equal treaty. If they refuse, why not go to war with them?”[4] A month later, having learned that a small American brig had been seized by a Moroccan corsair in the Atlantic, he emphasized the hard line: “Our trade to Portugal, Spain, and the Mediterranean is annihilated unless we do something decisive. Tribute or war is the usual alternative of these pirates. If we yeild [sic] the former, it will require sums which our people will feel. Why not begin a navy then and decide on war? We cannot begin in a better cause nor against a weaker foe.”[5] Jefferson was convinced this solution would be more honorable, more effective, and less expensive than paying tribute.”

        http://www.monticello.org/site/research-and-collections/first-barbary-war

  6. Jeffk says:

    If I were a Vietnamese citizen now, I’d be worried.

  7. Jeff says:

    Kinda funny-the liberals in the U.S. want the Muslim Brotherhood in charge over in Egypt yet the liberals (true liberals) in Egypt want Democracy.

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