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Who is to blame but the naiveté of the People

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Submitted by NuritG (United States), Dec 14, 2010 at 13:05

WikiLeaks' outpour or evidencing political cables wide opened a door into the chatter rooms of politicians confirming, what we have known all along, that in general, politicians must be doubted even distrusted. The People now made to know the political lie and deception "game". That politicians speak with forked tongue, they deceive, on many occasions they portray great inaptness and they are careless on their job hoping that all this they pass with impunity. In many cases what they get away with no citizen can and will.

Now, the people of democratic societies and countries know they must keep a closer check on those people they elected, who, in many cases simply end up not representing them, their constituents.

It appears that the current president of the United States is such a politician.

Obama lied, made false promises and sadly keeps on lying. He operates under deceit, assuming that the People are stupid and thoughtless. Obama shaped his counter-terrorism policy, necessary to keep the American people safe, on lies. He lied that the Palarabs, aka "Palestinians" conflict with Israel issue is a root cause of Middle East turbulence when the truth is that the Palarabs' Islamic extremism, anti Israel-anti-Western, ideology is the one, among other reasons to cause. He lied that Saudi Arabia and Pakistan are allies of the US; he lied that there is no Islamic terrorism since Islam promotes peace and not terrorism; he lied that there is no Jihadist terrorism since Jihad is a process which purifies the soul; he lied that there is no [moslem] global terrorism; he lied that Islamic terrorists represent only a Muslim minority which rejects modernity and that Islam has always been part of the American story!

When one lies once, will you ever really believe him/her on anything again? For your sake, I hope not.

A good case to examine the behavior of politicians is Israel. Since the Israelis signed on the Oslo Accords, Israelis have learned, not enough though, a bitter lesson. Israeli governments fell because of political shenanigan they bought into or acted upon.

Repeating mistakes can be accounted for insanity.

It took the WikiLeaks leakage to finally, to some extent, though the human being tendency is to forget fast, wake people up to watch their politicians actions closely. For instance and for immediate action, Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu should cease making effusive "diplomatic" statements – just like Obama makes - praising the impotent and duplicitous of Abbas, as a man of peace. Such statements only confuse the Israelis, friends of Israel and serves the anti-Israel camp well.

The world, in its entirety, is threatened by Islam. The time is now for all good people as well as good politicians and good governments of free society to cease paying false tribute to intransigent Moslem and Arab leaders and concentrate on reality by directing attention to the culture of death which, alas, dominates most levels of Palarabs ("Palestinian") and other Moslem societies' life.

Failing to do so is putting at peril every member of free societies.

I pity a world in which any information that can be downloaded onto the internet is advertised as serving the high cause of "truth," no matter who gets hurt.

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